How to Cancel My Dish Network Satellite Service

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Satellite service from Dish Network beams a number of different television channels into your home each month for you to take advantage of by yourself or with family and friends. However, you may have found a better offer from a competitor. Perhaps you're moving and want to cancel your service. Or you may be tired of paying for the service and not using it very much. You can get rid of the service or make the switch to a better option.


Step 1

To cancel your satellite service with Dish Network you must contact the customer service department by phone by calling (800) 333-3474.

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Step 2

Inform them you want to cancel. The representative may ask why you want to cancel. The representative may tell you about special rates or programs that would make the service worth keeping.


Step 3

Most customers are on a two-year contract with Dish Network to provide satellite service. If you are cancelling before this you are required to pay an early termination fee. Check the contract you signed with Dish Network to determine the amount of the fee.

Step 4

When installing satellite service in your home, Dish Network provided you with a receiver, remote controls and possibly a DVR. You must ship this equipment back to Dish Network or you will be charged a fee for it. Dish Network will send a box to ship it in when you cancel your service.