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DISH bags J.D. Power customer satisfaction award for innovation and tech

DISH bags J.D. Power customer satisfaction award for innovation and tech

Cord-cutting has become a trend in the past years as more and more tech-savvy users flock to their mobile devices for content. In response to the growing number of streaming services, cable and TV providers have stepped up their game to match what the likes of Netflix and Hulu offer in terms of features and innovations. That strategy has worked well for DISH who has, for the second year in a row, won J.D. Power's top spot in Customer Satisfaction.

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Google Assistant integration makes the DISH Hopper even smarter

Google Assistant integration makes the DISH Hopper even smarter

Smart TVs and the set top boxes that make regular TVs smarter offer all sorts of advanced features that go beyond simply changing channels but most of them seem to still be rooted in the past in one important way. The remote control and its dozens of buttons have become an indispensable part of the experience even when it's also the most cumbersome means of control. Some, like DISH' Hopper systems, do offer some amount of voice control and they're getting a huge boost today with the arrival of Google Assistant on their remotes.

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Here are the phone carrier locking rules agreed to by DISH, T-Mobile, and Sprint

Here are the phone carrier locking rules agreed to by DISH, T-Mobile, and Sprint

Documentation agreed to by the Department of Justice, T-Mobile, Sprint, and DISH, dictate that new carrier locking policies are now on the books. Before you go any further, note that these agreements were not made by AT&T, Verizon, or any other carrier other than the three carriers mentioned in the first sentence of this article. In the court documents viewed by SlashGear today, locking principals agreed to by these parties apply to "all methods of locking, (including any limitation on the use of an eSIM to switch between profiles*) for any postpaid or prepaid mobile wireless device that they lock to their network."

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No eSIM future: What’s in the T-Mobile, Sprint, DISH DOJ agreement

No eSIM future: What’s in the T-Mobile, Sprint, DISH DOJ agreement

The future is officially, legally bindingly, inclusive of eSIM. Official court filings released today stipulate that both The New T-Mobile (with Sprint) and DISH "agree to support eSIM technology on smartphones, including working with handset equipment manufacturers to support eSIM-capable phones to the extent such phones are technically capable of operating on [aforementioned carriers'] wireless networks."

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DISH as Wireless Carrier: What’s that mean for me and 5G?

DISH as Wireless Carrier: What’s that mean for me and 5G?

Today DISH stood to gain in a BIG way thanks to the merger between Sprint and T-Mobile USA approved by the United States Department of Justice. T-Mobile USA and Sprint will become one carrier, but they'll need to divest control of a whole lot of STUFF to DISH in order to make that merger possible. DISH will effectively become a "national facilities-based wireless carrier," and will deploy the "Nation's First Standalone 5G Broadband Network."

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T-Mobile Sprint merger just approved by DOJ

T-Mobile Sprint merger just approved by DOJ

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) just approved the merging of the companies T-Mobile USA and Sprint, with a set of requirements. The requirements include - primarily - a "package of divestitures to Dish." In divesting with DISH, DISH will (according to DOJ) be able to enter the USA as the Forth Nationwide Facilities-Based Wireless Competitor.

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DISH OnTech Smart Services setup smart homes and train customers

DISH OnTech Smart Services setup smart homes and train customers

Connected home appliances and smart devices are getting more and more common these days but not everyone may be confident in setting those up. Their added complexity means that you can no longer just plug an appliance or screw a bulb and just expect it to work. Sometimes, on-site, or in-home rather, installation and training are even needed to take full advantage of these new technologies and DISH's new OnTech Smart Services is more than ready to provide exactly that.

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Sling TV adds nine new Discovery networks and more sports

Sling TV adds nine new Discovery networks and more sports

Livestreaming television service Sling TV has added another nine Discovery channels, the company has announced, as well as new sports offerings. The additions join Sling's existing channel lineup, which is split into two different packages with premium add-on offerings as extra options. The new additions have been applied to the service's base options, as well as its Extra offerings, and its Spanish language services.

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Amazon live TV DVR tipped to battle TiVo, Slingbox

Amazon live TV DVR tipped to battle TiVo, Slingbox

Amazon was tipped to be in the process of developing a device that would compete directly with TiVo and Slingbox from Dish. This device was rumored to have the ability to record live programming from television channels, store said content, and stream said content to smartphones, tablets, PCs, and televisions.

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Verizon courts Apple and Google for 5G TV streaming

Verizon courts Apple and Google for 5G TV streaming

It would seem that Verizon's preparing to partner up with one of two tech titans to deliver 5G television service to the masses later this year. Initial services could launch in approximately 4 large cities before the end of the year, but only if Verizon is able to partner with a big name in television programming. Apparently the ability to "provide television" is the forte of either Google or Apple - strange as that may seem.

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DISH lights up iMessage support chat to save you from calling

DISH lights up iMessage support chat to save you from calling

If you're a DISh customer who happens to own an iPhone, your days of calling into customer service might be over. Today, Apple and DISH announced that DISH customer service can be reached using Messages on iOS through Apple Business Chat. CISH is the first pay-TV company to join Apple Business Chat, so it's getting in on the action early.

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DISH Hopper and Google Assistant: you can forget about the remote

DISH Hopper and Google Assistant: you can forget about the remote

Everything these days seem to be driven by bots, specifically chatbots. That’s true whether they’re simply bots you type commands to or, more popularly, speak to. But despite the ubiquity and popularity of Google Assistant, our TVs, sometimes the first appliance to become smart in our houses, are still beholden to the decades-old remote control. If you own one of DISH’s Hopper family of receivers, that’s no longer true and you can take it easy even when you can’t find that elusive remote.

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