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JimR 1

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Posted: 04/22/21 04:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I recently fired DTV and went with dish, I had Dish installed in a stick and brick and added Dish Outdoors for the RV.

I was surprised when I went to change to locals in the RV, after reading and research I thought that the locals could be changed at will in the RV. But you can only have locals in one location either the RV or the home address. The Pay as You Go Plan is where one can change locals.

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I have the pay as you go plan and I can change locals on the app. When I'm home I was just bringing the receivers. I set up the house dish myself.

I recently got rid of dish also and have just the FMCA unlimited data and stream all my TV. It has worked great from Florida to Texas and now up to Massachusetts.


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TY for reminding us of the options.


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JimR 1 wrote:

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I was surprised when I went to change to locals in the RV, after reading and research I thought that the locals could be changed at will in the RV. But you can only have locals in one location either the RV or the home address. The Pay as You Go Plan is where one can change locals.....

Found that out when our daughter moved back in with us. Changed our locals to our new RV location and daughter lost locals at home. Had no way of knowing before, and didn’t matter anyway as no one as there. Changed the RV to separate pay as you go plan so I can change RV locals and still keep her happy at home.

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We have Dish receivers in our full-time RV and our family cottage in upstate NY. Both receivers are on our Dish "Outdoors" pay-as-you-go account and we change locals frequently using the MyDish app on my phone. Any time we change locals to an area that's outside of the spot beam covering the cottage, the cottage receiver loses the locals. The cottage gets the locals OTA though, so it's not an issue.


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I've been with Direct forever but thinking of late to switch to Dish. If I did, we would need a home set up with DVR as I do now with Direct.

My question, I already have a Dish Playmate Dome, am I right in thinking I can add a Wally to my home account for an additional 5 bucks a month and move the Wally from house to RV? Without getting a separate RV pay as you go account? I would want my main Home receiver/dvr and my Wally to be active together. My current Direct in RV has never had a local channel option so that is not a concern!


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We have a hopper 3 and 3 joeys in the house and a Wally in the Rv. We are only charged $5 extra to our home account for the Wally and leave it active all the time since our Rv is parked next to our house. The Dish installer stated that the Wally receiver will not work with a hopper 3 dish antenna.

To keep the Wally active it uses our Rv dish Winegard T4 to receive signal.


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It is true that if you want locals at two separate locations at the same time, you need two separate subscriptions. This is not new.


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Posted: 04/23/21 06:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have Dish for my RV.. we change our locals on the APP whenever we go somewhere... I like to watch the local news to see what's happening near me, not at home ( where I am not )


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ford truck guy wrote:

We have Dish for my RV.. we change our locals on the APP whenever we go somewhere... I like to watch the local news to see what's happening near me, not at home ( where I am not )

True, but the OP wants locals where he is located, AND, wants locals at home at the same time for someone who is not traveling with him.

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