Dish Pitches Free HopperGO to New Subs

Holiday promo centers on recently launched $99 mobile video storage device
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Dish Network has launched a holiday promo that centers on the HopperGO, the $99 mobile video storage device introduced in January at CES and launched to the masses in May.

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Under the promo, Dish is offering a free HopperGO to new customers who activate a qualifying account through December 11.

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The HopperGO, billed as a “pocket DVR,” allows for offline viewing, comes equipped with 64 gigabytes of storage (enough to store about 100 hours of DVR recordings) and a private WiFi cloud that allows up to five tablets and smartphones to connect via the Dish Anywhere app.  HopperGO is compatible with Dish’s Hopper 3 or Hopper 2 DVRs, connectable via USB. HopperGO is capable of four hours of local streaming on a single charge, and that the device can be used while charging.

Dish will be looking for the promo to bump sub figures during the holiday season. Dish lost 116,000 net video subs in Q3.