How Can I Lower or Monitor My DISH Bill?
The small increases in your DISH bill can hurt your savings. It's better to take control of your expenses and the bill. Below are steps you can take to lower your DISH bill.
How to Lower Your DISH Bill
I know it's difficult to say goodbye to some of your premium channels like HBO, but it saves at least $20 off the monthly bill. Also, consider letting go of showtime to get additional $15 savings. Saying farewell to these two channels is only for a short while. If you can't do without your favorite shows, then remove these channels after the season finale.
However, premiums channels are not all you have to trim, as trimming additional receivers saves you at least $12 monthly. Is the receiver in the bedroom necessary? If not, consider cutting it too.
You can opt to watch your favorite shows on-demand and even watch your local news via the websites. Trading in that DVR receivers save you at least $10 monthly. It's a great cost-saving measure that lowers your DISH bill.
You can contact DISH customer support representative to ask about the fees on your bill. Some charges are unavoidable, while others are avoidable. There are charges you can sidestep lie the HD technology. Tweak your plan to save on those extra fees.
What kind of cable package are you using? It's good to trim your package to ensure it has only the must-have channels to slash at least $40 per month. Believe me, you won't miss most of these channels. According to a recent study report by Nielsen, American adults only watch 20 channels on average, yet they receive about 205 channels. Weird, right!
Pair your internet service and cable with a different provider to slash around $1000 in the next 2 years. However, ensure you are not talked into bundling those services you don't need like premium cable packages when you are only interested in local networks or fast Internet service. Most Americans subscribe to necessary bundle services like fast internet speed to watch Netflix. The cost saving is substantial.
Always be ready to haggle your cable provider. Knocking down those bills only happens if you take time to contact DISH to ask politely. Ask about new promotions. Promotions are known to slash your monthly expenses. For instance, if you get a $50 monthly savings by just bundling your services or switching to autopay, won't that be a win? Of course, but you need persistence in negotiations as the agent will test your limits. If you are soft, you won't succeed. Call back and engage a different representative. You can even ask for their manager or supervisor if need be.
If all the above still don't work for you, then probably its time you cut the cord. Note that you can still watch your broadcast TV using the Digital antennae or even binge your favorite shows with Hulu or Netflix. Subscribing for the streaming services is only $7.99, which is affordable. You can also switch providers and opt for one that gives you a lower bill with better services.