DISH Customer Service

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DISH's Best Phone Number

Toll-free·Calls Customer Service·Most popular DISH number

How do I talk to a live human at DISH?

A:Press 1, then 1, 0# each time it asks for an account number then 2 OR Press 1, then ignore prompts completely - just wait, eventually a person will answer.

Does DISH offer 24 hour customer service?

A:Not at this number; hours here are Mon-Sun 8am-12am EST. The least busy day is Sunday, and the most busy day is Friday.

How long will I wait on hold?

A:The average hold time is 1 minute and 45 seconds. The longest hold times are on Sunday, and the shortest are on Monday. How is this calculated?

DISH Customer Phone Numbers

Call For New Service

Toll-free · 24 hours, 7 days · Press 1 or 2 to order new service, press 3 for customer service ·

New Customer Concierge

Toll-free · Mon-Fri 4am-9pm, Sat 4am-4pm PST · This phone number is for setting up new service only. Talk immediately with a live person who can help you compare and choose packages. Super knowledgeable and friendly representatives ready to take your call, compliments of GetHuman. ·

How do I get through the phone menu to a live person?

GetHuman researchers routinely call this DISH phone number to document the phone system.
Here is our latest tip for weaving through the phone menu to get to a real person the fastest: Press 1, then 1, 0# each time it asks for an account number then 2 OR Press 1, then ignore prompts completely - just wait, eventually a person will answer.
Here is how our research team describes the way the DISH phone system greets you: Say or enter your Dish account number or phone number, including area code.
Below are some clips we've found from DISH's phone menus and tips that help give an idea of what you will encounter when you call. We've highlighted why they are important as well:

They may ask you to say or enter information

"Thank you for choosing DISH.
Calls are recorded to improve your experience.
Let's look up your account. If you have the DISH account or pending in installation, say or enter your DISH account number or telephone number with area code."
Excerpt from a call with DISH
Monday, May 27, 2024 9:14 PM

They may need to look up your account

"Thank you for choosing DISH.
Calls are recorded to improve your experience.
Let's look up your account. If you have a DISH account or pending installation,"
Excerpt from a call with DISH
Wednesday, May 8, 2024 4:27 AM

What are the hours and when should I call?

DISH operates the call center for this 800-333-3474 phone number Mon-Sun 8am-12am ET. The short answer is that you should call on a Monday. This observation and the following section are based on analysis of a sample set of 6,025 calls made in the last 90 days using our free, web-based phone (see above).
An important note: busy times vs hold times vs best time to call
When we refer to busy or less busy times, we are talking about the volume of calls. The busiest times are when the most people are calling this DISH phone number (least busy times have fewer people calling). This high call volume does not necessarily mean that you will have a long hold time when you call. Companies like DISH staff their call centers differently based on the time of day and day of the week, so you may experience a shorter wait on hold at the busiest of times. When we refer to the best time to call, we are referring to the optimal combination of lower call volume and shorter wait times.

The least busy time to call

The least busy day to call DISH is Sunday. The most busy day to call is Friday, which averages 39% more phone calls by comparison. Again, this is based on a sample of 6,025 calls made with our AI-powered, web-based phone in the last 90 days.

The shortest wait on hold

We measured the shortest hold times to be on Monday. The longest wait in the queue on average occurs on Sunday, which is 250% longer than the minimum. As you can see, there is more fluctuation in hold time over the course of the week than there is in call volume.

The best time to call DISH

In summation, the best day to call DISH is Monday. It isn't the least busy day, but the fact that hold times are shortest combined with it being on the busy side tells us that DISH staffs up on Monday to handle the higher call volume, and that makes it the best time to call.

Calling this DISH Customer Number

Adam Goldkamp is the editor / author responsible for this content.
Dec 12, 2023

My contract is almost up with AT&T, and I wanted to explore other cable options before I signed into another one. Sometimes, you get better rates when you shop around as a new customer, so I thought I would look into satellite television. I've never had DISH before, but I figured if the price was right then i am open to anything. I have no idea what DISH looks like in terms of pricing, and I hate trying to sort through all of the promotions online and in the mail. Therefore, it makes it easier for me just to call them.

DISH probably gets a lot of phone calls from people throughout the week. People like me who want to start their service, end their service, complain about their service, or deal with outages or billing problems. With that in mind, I expected to wait a bit on hold because that seems to be what happens with cable companies. To my shock, my experience with DISH took less than a minute. I've never been able to get to a live agent as quickly as I did with DISH, and that definitely has made me think about signing up with them. 

When I called, the automated assistant stated, "Thank you for choosing Dish. Calls are recorded to improve your experience. Let’s look up your account. If you have a DISH account or pending installation, you can enter your phone number, including the area code. You can also say, sign up for DISH service." I replied, "Sign up for DISH service," as instructed, and then it told me to "Please hold for the next available agent." Then the hold music started to play. It was admittedly a fun and vibrant tone, but a customer service agent had picked up before I could even think about it. 

I was on hold for maybe two seconds, and the entire phone call up until now only took 48 seconds. That is some real turnaround time. Muriel had a slight accent, but he was very friendly and talked to me about several promotions that I might be able to take advantage of. He also asked me about my current plans and what I pay, which I found helpful because he helped me look at what would be competitive to make the choice easier for me. I was so impressed by the entire thing that by the end of the phone call, I was a new DISH customer. Now, I'm just waiting on my DISH installation, and I'm set to go.

Adam has been tirelessly trying to help customers find the best tips and tricks to get through phone trees and writing many guides for prickly customer service problems. He's been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Inside Edition and Bloomberg.

Why Customers Call DISH

If you have time to do a bit of reading before you call DISH, we recommend you read over some of our problem-specific articles.

How Do I Access My DISH Account?

Customers can access DISH account by following the steps highlighted above. All you need is to have a username and password. In case you have forgotten your password, you can simply use the reset tool to secure your account and gain access. Always keep your logins in a safe place to ensure you can access your DISH account when you need it most. Contact DISH customer support for any clarifications.

What is the difference between DISH Latino and DISH Network?

DISH Latino and DISH Network are both satellite TV services provided by DISH. The main difference lies in the programming options and target audience. DISH Latino offers a wide range of Spanish-language channels, catering to the preferences of Hispanic viewers in the United States. It includes channels from various countries in Latin America and Spain, featuring movies, sports, news, and entertainment programming in Spanish. On the other hand, DISH Network offers a more comprehensive package with a larger selection of English-language channels, including popular networks like HBO, ESPN, and CNN. While both services provide access to a variety of channels and on-demand content, DISH Latino is specifically designed to meet the needs and preferences of Spanish-speaking households, while DISH Network caters to a broader English-speaking audience.

Do I need a satellite dish to get DISH Latino?

No, you don't need a satellite dish to get DISH Latino. DISH offers the convenient option of using a satellite dish or streaming your favorite DISH Latino programming through an internet connection. With DISH Anywhere, you can enjoy your favorite shows, movies, and sports on any device, including smartphones, tablets, or smart TVs. DISH Latino allows you the flexibility to choose how you want to watch, offering both the traditional satellite dish option and the option to stream content online. Whether you prefer the convenience of streaming or the reliability of a satellite dish, DISH Latino has you covered, ensuring you never miss out on your favorite Spanish-language programming.

Top DISH customer service problems

Click the link above to get answers to just about any DISH customer service question, including step by step guides for the most complex issues. You can also detail a new issue and get answers instantly.
Below is a sample of recent calls to DISH, and their purpose. Are any of these similar to the reason you are trying to call?
Account verification assistance: "I just wanna make sure that it's a mixed up here, and I think they told me I have an account with you."
- From a call lasting 20m 14s , Jun 11, 2024 8:20 PM
Payment inquiry: "Payment balance on my account is the main concern."
- From a call lasting 4m 12s , Jun 11, 2024 6:26 PM
Cancellation request: "I want to cancel my service."
- From a call lasting 1m 49s , Jun 11, 2024 1:36 PM
Making payment: "I need to make a payment for the minimum due."
- From a call lasting 3m 17s , Jun 11, 2024 3:45 AM
No signal on TV: "My TV is not working and it says 'no signal.'"
- From a call lasting 29m 50s , Jun 10, 2024 9:10 PM
Billing inquiry: "I've been with you guys for thirty years, I guess."
- From a call lasting 23m 44s , Jun 6, 2024 11:37 PM
Requesting cable check: "They're supposed to send somebody out to check my cable."
- From a call lasting 39m 21s , Jun 6, 2024 9:25 PM
Request to cancel service: "I would like to cancel my account because it costs too much for the few shows that I watch."
- From a call lasting 12m 45s , Jun 6, 2024 6:31 PM
Inquiring about Dish Streaming App without service: "I was just wondering. I heard about the dish streaming app that you guys have. Is that possible to get without service?"
- From a call lasting 10m 57s , Jun 6, 2024 3:34 PM
Making bill payment: "I need to pay my bill."
- From a call lasting 1m 50s , Jun 2, 2024 8:09 PM

More DISH Customer Service Contacts

There are of course other ways to contact DISH customer service besides the phone. Below we list the best ones, by medium.

DISH Customer Service Live Chat

my.dish.com - Customer Service
Online chat for Customer Service, Tech Support, and Bundled Accounts
If phone-based customer service is not available, or the wait times are long, many people prefer chat as a next-best option. Some even prefer it to calling on the phone. Luckily, DISH provides this option.

DISH Customer Email Addresses

Corresponding with a customer service department by email may not be your first choice, especially if your issue is urgent or time-sensitive. But email is a nearly ubiquitous form of communication, and DISH will reply our your email.

DISH Customer Service on X (formerly Twitter)

@Dish_Answers - Customer Service
Use the link to connect with customer service through Twitter
DISH, like many companies, provides customer service on the X platform (formerly Twitter). While it rarely entails live dialogue with a customer service rep, this channel can yield rapid response times and can be a useful option if you have an X/Twitter account.

DISH Customer Service on Facebook / Messenger

Some customer service teams, like that of DISH, accept inquiries through Facebook Messenger. This is a good option if you have a Facebook account, and you may even be able to converse live with an agent this way.

DISH Customer Help Desk / Web Support

dish.com - Customer Service
Company online customer support page.
dish.com - Deals & Packages
Link to start or add new service. Fill in zip code first.
As a last, sometimes only, resort- DISH customer service can be accessed through their website. This can entail digging through help articles before finding a form and "being allowed" to submit a problem to their team, and rarely leads to a real-time conversation, which is why GetHuman does not recommend this unless it's the only way.

Conclusion and closing notes

This is DISH's best phone number, the real-time current wait on hold and tools for skipping right through those phone lines to get right to a DISH agent. This phone number is DISH's best phone number because 32,016 customers like you used this contact information over the last 18 months and gave us feedback. Common problems addressed by the customer care unit that answers calls to 800-333-3474 include Account Access, Overcharge on Account, Cancel Service, Transfer Service, Lower My Bill and other customer service issues. The DISH call center that you call into has employees from Colorado, New York, Texas, New Jersey and is open Mon-Sun 8am-12am ET according to customers. In total, DISH has 3 phone numbers. It's not always clear what is the best way to talk to DISH representatives, so we started compiling this information built from suggestions from the customer community. Please keep sharing your experiences so we can continue to improve this free resource.

GetHuman does not provide call center services or customer support operations for DISH. The two organizations are not related. GetHuman builds free tools and shares information to help customers of companies like DISH. For large companies that includes tools such as our GetHuman Phone, which allows you to call a company but skip the part where you wait on the line to get a live human rep. We continue to work on these tools to help customers like you (and ourselves!) navigate the messy phone menus, hold times, and confusion with customer service. As long as you keep sharing it with your friends and loved ones, we'll keep doing it.

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