The Dish Network User's Resource
DishNOW prepaid is a prepaid standard definition re-loadable service similar to a prepaid cell phone account. DishNOW prepaid users pay for and install their own equipment. The DishNOW platform began in 2006.
Official Website: http://www.dishnetwork.com/packages/prepaid/default.aspx
There are 2 different receivers currently in use:
Both receivers now require a purple G3 smartcard. Prepaid DishNOW users with yellow or red smartcard must proactively contact DishNOW prepaid customer service at 1-888-347-4132 to request a replacement smartcard and provide their address info for shipping.
Prior to April 2009 no name, address, or phone info was required by Dish Network to activate a DishNOW receiver. Purple smartcard units activated prior to 3/31/09 still have no info on file complicating further any future required technology changes.
Core, Movies and adult DishNOW packages are provided from the 119°/110° satellite locations. DishNOW receivers do not work with Eastern Arc because they are not MPEG-4 or 8PSK compatible.
Some DishNOW prepaid international packages are still available from 61.5° and 148°. However, in early 2009 some international channels are now only available at the 118.75° location. International DishNOW prepaid users are not being provided with free Dish 500+ upgrades like regular international subscribers.
There are 4 categories of programming available: Core (locals and RSNs are not available through DishNOW Prepaid), Movies, select Adult, and select International.
There are 2 ways to pay, a one time $40 DishNOW PIN sold at Radio Shack and some authorized Dish Network retailers, or a per day redemption of a Green Dot MoneyPak PIN. DishNOW prepaid programming PIN redemptions are done through an IVR, interactive voice recognition, at 1-888-347-4132.
With a GDMP PIN prices can vary slightly depending on zip code & state taxes. These charts show how far $40 will go on a single package, and the per day cost of a package.
The promotion ends July 31, 2009 per the July Retailer Chat, to be replaced by DHA TOO or Flex TV.
|Classic Bronze 100||34||$1.16|
|Classic Silver 200||25||$1.58|
|Classic Gold 250||21||$1.88|
|Brazilian TV Globo & RBTI||40||$1.00|
|Arabic Enhanced pack||46||$0.87|
|Hindi - SET & ZEE TV||48||$0.83|
Submitted by r10fret, edited by BobaBird.