How to Contact DISH Network Online

April 16, 2020

If you are one of the millions of people subscribed to DISH Network, chances are you are going to need to contact the company at some point.  Some popular topics of discussion with customer service include programming a remote to a TV or receiver and figuring out why you have no signal.  Whether you’re just setting up your account or troubleshooting, here are all the ways you can contact DISH Network.

Call DISH Network

This is probably the first thing you think of when you want to reach out to customer support.  You can call DISH Network at (800) 333-3474. Customer support is available from 8 a.m. to midnight eastern time every day.  Technical support is available 24 hours a day seven days a week. 

When you call DISH, you will get to speak with a real person that can help you with your problem.  This may mean waiting on hold for a while depending on when you call and if there is a widespread issue in the network at the time.  According to the website GetHuman, the average wait time is 25 minutes. The best (read: least popular) time to call is 9:05 a.m. According to DISH themselves, the best time to call is between 2:30 and 6:30 p.m.

Chat with DISH Online

Let’s say you don’t want to be kept on hold for 20 minutes, or you just don’t want to talk to another human.  DISH has a chat service available online every day from 8 a.m. to midnight eastern time. You can chat back and forth with a chat bot or a real person without actually talking to them. 

There are a few different ways to access DISH Network’s online chat.  You could

  1. Go to
  2. Scroll down to the section titled “Talk to an Expert.”
  3. Click on the pink button that says “Chat With Us.”
  4. A chat window will pop up. 
  5. After entering your question, the virtual response system will decide if you need to chat with someone from customer service or if the bot can meet your needs.

Another way to access the chat is through a Google search.

  1. Search “contact dish network”
  2. Look in the information box on the right side of your screen.
  3. Click on the link after “Customer Service Chat” that says “Online Chat”
  4. You will be taken to the MyDish website.  The chat window should open automatically.  If it doesn’t, scroll down and click on the pink “Chat With Us” button.

Reach Out to DISH on Social Media

If you can’t bear to stop scrolling through your social media feeds for even a minute to contact DISH, good news: you don’t have to.  The company has a couple of different profiles. DISH Network is active on Facebook where, as they say on their website, they typically reply to messages within a few minutes.  (Facebook itself says the page usually responds within a few hours.) They also have a Twitter account that responds promptly to direct messages and tweets at the handle @dish_answers.  Employees are checking this account during the same hours as customer support calls and chats – 8 a.m. to midnight.

DISH Network also has profiles on Instagram and LinkedIn, but as they don’t advertise these as places that they answer questions.  Messages on these platforms most likely won’t get answered in a timely fashion.

The DISH Online Community

If you are facing an issue that many other DISH customers have probably had at some point in the past, try reaching out to them.  The network has an online forum where customers can help each other with tips, tricks, and support. With people across a variety of time zones, this might be your best bet if you need help after hours.  To access,

  1. Go to
  2. Scroll down to the section under the heading “Got questions?  We’ve got answers!”
  3. Click on the picture above “MyDISH Communities.”
  4. Another tab will open and take you to
  5. From here, you have a few options, including:
  6. You can login to your account by clicking the “Sign In” link in the top right corner of the page.
  7. You can search for the information you need using the search bar in the middle of the page.
  8. You can ask your own question by clicking on the “Start a Discussion” button underneath the search bar.

The MyDISH communities currently have about 175 members.  These people have had more than 4,300 discussions and come up with almost 170 helpful solutions.  You don’t even necessarily have to have a problem to check out the MyDISH community. Customers voice complaints and petition for different channels and packages on this platform as well.  Learn about all the network has to offer, including topics like

  •         Watch DISH on the Go
  •         Basketball on DISH
  •         Alexa Tips and Tricks

Email DISH 

You can email DISH at any time.  However, they may not respond right away, especially if you are experiencing a problem outside of business hours.  Email is not the ideal solution for an immediate issue. Use email if you want to let DISH customer service know about your experience with their company or related topics.  Similarly, you can leave a review for DISH Network on their website. To do this:

  1. Go to
  2. Scroll down and find the pink button that says “Leave Feedback.”
  3. A pop up will give you a series of questions to answer.

Figure It Out on Your Own – Website FAQs

If you are facing a problem that you think is pretty standard, you might not have to personally contact DISH at all.  They have frequently asked questions answered on their website. These include frozen screen, no audio, partial or complete signal loss, missing channels, receiver won’t turn on, and many more.  If your issue is listed on the website, it can be solved quickly by following the instructions provided. Even if this doesn’t work out, you will have already begun troubleshooting. You can discuss what hasn’t worked with customer support when you call or message them.