How Do I Switch My Internet Provider to Dish?

You can make the switch from your current ISP to DISH internet by terminating your current internet service and calling DISH to set up internet service. Any fees associated with terminating your current service need to be paid and you need to return any rented equipment. Provide the DISH representative with your address and a valid credit card to schedule your internet installation.

Making the switch from your current internet service provider to DISH requires a few steps. However, your first step is to contact your current ISP provider and DISH Network to begin the process. Both your current ISP and DISH can walk you through the steps needed to terminate your current ISP and switch to DISH internet. After terminating your current service, you can call DISH and schedule your installation by providing all of the information required to set up DISH internet.

Call Your Current Internet Service Provider

The first step is to call your internet service provider to let them know that you will discontinue service and switch to DISH. Your ISP representative can walk you through the next steps you need to take to terminate service and prepare for the switch. If there are any fees associated with terminating service, you may need to pay them. You are also required to return any equipment you're renting from your current ISP. Prior to calling DISH, it's a good idea to decide on your preferred package or internet service before you schedule your installation.


The next step is to call DISH Network. If you're requesting DISH internet for a new address you need to provide your new address to the DISH representative. You also need to schedule the installation and provide a valid credit card to set up your DISH internet installation. If you aren't moving, you need to give DISH your current address and set up installation. You have the option to purchase a standalone satellite internet package or attach DISH internet to a TV package and bundle. You can decide which option will best suit your situation and schedule installation.

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