New Video: Why get satellite TV from a dealer?

OK, cards on the table. Streaming is the new kid in school that everyone’s talking about. I stream stuff and I know you do too. But let’s not forget that satellite TV still has over 30 million subscribers when you look at the top two services combined. Satellite TV is the reliable, smart choice.

While we’re at it, let’s dispel one more rumor. New people sign up for satellite TV every single day. Why? Because it’s the best value in entertainment. I won’t pretend it’s cheap, although there are low cost options out there. But most people do pay on average about $100 a month for satellite once they are out of the first two years. That equates to about 45 cents per channel that people actually get, per month. Seriously. You pay $15 a month for just one “channel” — Netflix.

But I’m not here to sell you on satellite TV.

I’m here to help you choose the right way to get satellite TV. Sure, you can call the “main number” or get on the provider’s web site. That’s one way to go, for sure. But if you call, get ready for long wait times as you reach one of their many overseas call centers. Is that really the way you want to spend your afternoon?

Especially if there’s another way that’s a lot better.

Why not get satellite TV through a dealer?

Both DIRECTV and DISH spent most of the 21st century recruiting third-party dealers. It started because they were so busy taking orders that they couldn’t grow fast enough. OK I admit those days are over. However, round after round of cost cutting in AT&T and DISH’s call center operations have meant that the long hold times and personnel shortages of those days are still with us.

A satellite dealer is someone who really gets what you’re looking for. They can help you choose the right service and give you personal attention. Whether you have a home or business or a special case like an RV or boat, a dealer can really take the time that you need to make you feel special.

If you’ve just scrolled down this far to see the video, I won’t slow you down anymore. This “explainer” from our marketing department says in pictures what I’ve been trying to say in words:

Why choose Signal Connect?

Signal Connect is the business and activation arm of Signal Group, LLC. It’s a sister to SolidSignal.com that specializes in helping people and businesses get the right satellite service. As a DISH and DIRECTV dealer, for both home, business, and certain special types of operations, they are uniquely qualified to take care of you, no matter who you are.

The best part of working with Signal Connect is the relationship. When you start working with someone, that’s your person from beginning to end. No getting shoved around from rep to rep. No call center employees with fake names who aren’t there when you try to call back. When you call one of the experts, you can call them over and over. Most of them even publish their cell numbers on our web site! You’ll get the service you want and it’s going to change the way you think about satellite TV.

If you don’t believe me, give them a call now at 866-726-4182. Or, if it’s after East Coast business hours, fill out the form below and a helpful technician will get back to you, usually within 24 hours.

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Stuart Sweet
Stuart Sweet is the editor-in-chief of The Solid Signal Blog and a "master plumber" at Signal Group, LLC. He is the author of over 6,000 articles and longform tutorials including many posted here. Reach him by clicking on "Contact the Editor" at the bottom of this page.