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Dish Becomes Netflix's First TV Partner


Posted: December 18, 2014 by David Curry

Dish Network has announced a partnership with Netflix, to offer the video streaming service on the satellite TV network.

It is the first big TV provider to partner with Netflix. Rumors have been swirling for months on different cable providers in talks, but Dish has stepped up and implemented the new service first.



"As the first major pay-TV provider in the U.S. to add the Netflix app to its set-top box, DISH strengthens an already robust video entertainment experience for its customers," said Bill Holmes, global head of business development at Netflix.

"Many households subscribe to both Netflix and a traditional pay-TV service. Our vast library of TV shows and movies, combined with DISH's lineup of live television content, gives customers easy access to a wide variety of complementary programming."

Netflix will come to Dish's second-generation Hopper first, and Joey, Super Joey and Wireless Joey will be next in line for the update. Dish customers can find Netflix through the blue button on the remote.

Netflix not only offers a lot of on-demand content, it has various original programming only available on Netflix. For some time, the only way to access this was through a browser or smart TV app on the television, in the U.S.

Now, customers will be able to work from the same channel on their TV to access satellite TV and Netflix. This may boost Dish's appeal and keep customers from cutting traditional TV packages.

Netflix also gets a prime spot for Dish's 12.5 million subscribers in the U.S. TV shows like Marco Polo, Orange is the New Black and House of Cards are all available to watch, if the customer subscribes.

Numbers in the U.S. show Netflix is even more popular than HBO. Dish's new partnership might spur other big TV networks to offer deals, but Comcast does not want any part of it.

According to a report, Time Warner Cable was in talks with Netflix, but they immediately stopped after Comcast announced the merger. AT&T has shown no interest in partnering with Netflix either.

Source: DISH

T-Mobile Un-Carrier 8.0: Unused Data Now Carries Over To Next Year


Posted: December 16, 2014 by David Curry

T-Mobile has announced a new feature at its Un-Carrier 8.0 event, allowing users to carry over unused data to the next month of their contract.

Simple Choice customers will be brought into the Data Stash program, allowing unlimited amounts of stored data to move over from month to month. The only caveat is after 12 months stored data will be wiped.

T-Mobile customers will have to be on a 4G LTE package over 3GB on smartphone or 1GB on tablet to receive the Data Stash. T-Mobile will auto-load the stash with 10GB of data, to interest users.

For users who rarely use data but tend to travel, this may be a great new tool, allowing the user to save data for a few months then spend all of the stash in a few weeks when travelling.

This is one of the many incentives to join T-Mobile and CEO John Legere claims this should bring Verizon Wireless and AT&T customers to T-Mobile.

Already, T-Mobile offer free international roaming, free music streaming services and a way to test drive T-Mobile devices before picking them up.

T-Mobile also offers the cheapest rates on contract, beating all three other U.S. wireless carriers.