Just How “Free” is Free Satellite TV?
Some people show up here looking for “free” satellite TV. What they are expecting to find I do not know, but I can tell you one thing for certain. There is no full-featured satellite TV service available for free. However, before you get the wrong idea, you can indeed get a satellite system from a real, legitimate satellite TV company without paying for installation or paying to own the equipment. You will have to pay a monthly fee for the service, but you will not have to buy the equipment.
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How does that work? The satellite companies will lease the equipment to you. In other words, they still own it and you get to use it as long as you are subscribed to the service. If you cancel, you will have to send the equipment back to them, which makes perfect sense to me, since you certainly don’t need that stuff sitting around your house if you cannot use it!
Back when I first signed up for DISH in 1998, there were no free satellite TV deals like that. I had to shell out a nice chunk of change to buy all my equipment myself. I can’t really complain too much since I had it for many years and never had any problems with it. When I upgraded my service to HD last year I was able to send the old receivers back to DISH and they gave me a $50 credit for each of them.
Get Free Satellite TV On Your PC!
I bet you have run across those types of ads during your search for “free satellite TV,” right? Don’t waste your time with those offers, and more importantly, don’t waste your money. Most of them are claiming that they will show you how to get free satellite TV on your PC for $50 or so. Don’t be fooled, there is no way to receive satellite TV on your PC. Satellite TV comes from a satellite, not your PC, and not the Internet.
What these weasels are really selling you is a lame list of television stations that you can receive on your PC via the Internet, and most of them are not in the U.S. Sure, there are some TV broadcasts available via the Internet but save yourself the $50 and just click here to see a huge list of TV broadcasts online. It’s probably the same list these scam artists are trying to sell people for $50, or maybe even more. Don’t believe what they say! Their ads are deceptive, and I’ve just told you where you can get all the information they are going to send to you and you don’t have to pay me a cent.
Can I Really Get Free Satellite TV?
The only way I can think of for someone to get satellite TV that is actually free is to do it illegally. There are probably people out there with the expertise to hack satellite receivers, or build their own that they can sell to others. I’m pretty sure there is a black market out there for this kind of thing.
Be aware that dealing with these people is risky. If you get caught with illegal receiving equipment you can get into some pretty serious trouble. Then there’s the issue of upgrades that the satellite companies make to their equipment in an attempt to thwart the illegal receivers, and when that happens, it will probably put an end to your reception, and you will have to go to the people who sold you the equipment for help. You don’t think they are the kinds of people that are going to help you for free out of the goodness of their heart, do you? I didn’t think so.
The people selling illegal satellite equipment are not going to be selling this stuff cheap. And the equipment will probably not come with any kind of warranty. Even if it did, are you going to trust people who are selling illegal equipment?
The bottom line is that anyone offering to sell equipment that will allow you to watch genuine satellite TV for free is doing something illegal, and if you buy a system from them, and use it to receive satellite TV service for free, you will be doing something illegal also.
I should also mention that there actually is something called “Free-to-air” or FTA satellite that really is free to receive. There’s absolutely no monthly fee for FTA, but you also won’t get all the popular channels you would get if you signed up for DISH or DirecTV. From what I have heard, the programming available on FTA is pretty limited, but feel free to do some research on it if you think it might be of interest to you.