Americas Best TV Deal in Augusta, ME
Every subscription-TV provider claims to offer Americas best TV deal. And yet, it doesn’t take the IQ of a dolphin to discern the plural noun and superlative adjective in “Americas best TV deals” don’t make much sense together.
But, seriously, you aren’t here to argue semantics. What you want to know is what the best of “Americas best TV deals”—singular—is so you aren’t throwing your hard-earned dough away unnecessarily. And as for that, well, that’s the very reason the folks here at InternetLion.com put together the following article.
DIRECTV, Augusta ME, vs. DISH Network, Augusta ME
Regardless of what they say, cable companies have no packages that we could truthfully include in a list of “Americas best TV deals.” Why, you ask? Well because, simply put, they charge too much and give consumers too little in return.
Take, for instance, Comcast’s Digital Starer™ package: In some locations it costs $29.99 per month and in others it costs $66 per month. But regardless of what it costs, a Comcast Digital Starter package only includes 80 standard-definition channels.
If you’ll let this example represent the whole for cable deals (since we can’t possibly explain every package on one short page) you’ll see cable’s hardly a value at all compared to satellite TV companies. But, even between the nation’s two satellite providers, there is a clear “best TV deal” when it comes to prices and services.
But let’s not limit ourselves to broad generalizations here. Let’s get into specifics. For this comparison we here at InternetLion.com dug up info on DIRECTV, Augusta ME, vs. DISH Network, Augusta ME.
Now, to be clear, the specific location isn’t really important here because both companies operate on a national scale with standardized national prices. But we do think it’s helpful to use an example location so our readers can double-check our statements (and compare pricing with local cable offers).
DIRECTV, Augusta ME
Getting into our examples, then, DIRECTV, Augusta, ME, offers a Choice™ package that includes over 150 SD channels on one TV for $29.99 per month. The problem is that that’s all this package offers aside from free activation three months of free Showtime™.
Americas Best TV Deal - DISH Network, Augusta ME
DISH Network, Augusta, ME, meanwhile, has its America’s Top 120 package, which offers a lineup of over 120 SD channels and 30 HD channels free for life, with 24-Mo. Agreement and AutoPay with Paperless Billing. Plus it includes 3 FREE months of HBO®, CINEMAX®, SHOWTIME® and STARZ® (offer subject to change based on premium movie channel availability), three free months of Blockbuster @Home™, a free HD DVR upgrade, free standard professional installation on up to six TVs and a four-month waiver on DISH Network’s equipment protection plan.*
Making matters worse for DIRECTV, however, is that DISH Network’s package costs the same as the most stripped-down version of DIRECTV’s cheapest plan: $29.99 per month. To get even close to a comparable number of services with DIRECTV as are included gratis with an America’s Top 120 package, you’d have to pay an additional $20 per month. That makes a total of $49.99 per month—for a Choice package that includes whole-home DVR and HD service.
Click here or call the number on your screen to learn more about the savings you can get by switching to DISH Network today.
*Offers only available to qualified new and returning customers who sign a 24-month Agreement and sign up for AutoPay with Paperless Billing.
Disclaimer: Please note that this article was written when the satellite TV provider DISH was branded as DISH Network. As of 2/1/2012 DISH Network has changed their branding name to DISH. Article post date: 11/07/2011.