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#1 OFFLINE   mrdbdigital

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 01:36 PM

Is there any discussion on DBSTalk about the DirecTV internet service?  My DSL line is giving me fits, and I think it may be time to think about satellite internet.  Where would I find this discussion?

 

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#2 OFFLINE   peds48

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 01:43 PM

IMHO, satellite internet service should only be a choice if you have no other options. a 10 gig cap is enough for me not to even think about considering satellite internet service.


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Posted 13 June 2013 - 01:46 PM

IMHO, satellite internet service should only be a choice if you have no other options. a 10 gig cap is enough for me not to even think about considering satellite internet service.


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25 GB either,  I use around 150 GB per month in our house. Satellite internet is a rip off.  I feel bad for customers that have no choice.


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Posted 13 June 2013 - 01:47 PM

Is there any discussion on DBSTalk about the DirecTV internet service?  My DSL line is giving me fits, and I think it may be time to think about satellite internet.  Where would I find this discussion?

 

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I suggest you call your DSL provider before you regret your move to satellite. :up:


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Posted 13 June 2013 - 02:28 PM

I suggest you call your DSL provider before you regret your move to satellite. :up:


I would first move to another neighborhood if necessary where better internet services are available. Yes, satellite internet service is that bad.


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Posted 13 June 2013 - 03:52 PM

But it does work.  If you just need it for browsing or checking emails and you have no other option, it's really not bad.  12 megs down is actually better than what many DSL customers are getting.


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Posted 13 June 2013 - 04:02 PM

But it does work.  If you just need it for browsing or checking emails and you have no other option, it's really not bad.  12 megs down is actually better than what many DSL customers are getting.

Yeah, I would be ecstatic with 1 meg.



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 04:07 PM

Cable works pretty good IMHO. 100 down/20 up from Xfinity

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 04:13 PM

Cable works pretty good IMHO. 100 down/20 up from Xfinity

And how would one get the Xfinity in an area it's not offered?  Let's stay on track with satelite internet services.


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Posted 13 June 2013 - 04:29 PM

Is there 3G or 4G wireless service available in your area?  4G is actually pretty good for most people's needs, and 3G might even be acceptable. That would certainly be better than satellite internet.  I just took a look around the various forums here and did not see anything specific to that topic, and a quick search did not turn up anything either. You can look at www.hughesnet.com for information specific to satellite internet.



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 04:30 PM

But it does work. If you just need it for browsing or checking emails and you have no other option, it's really not bad. 12 megs down is actually better than what many DSL customers are getting.


But why be limited? I want to be able to use the "interwebs" to its full potential


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Posted 13 June 2013 - 04:44 PM

Suprised nobody has said it yet, but DirecTV does not offer internet as it is not an ISP. They bundle with Wildblue's Excede.

Of which Wildblue is not too bad considering they give you unlimited nights b/w 12-5am



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 04:45 PM

But why be limited? I want to be able to use the "interwebs" to its full potential


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Nobody wants to be limited but in some areas, sat. internet is the only option as cable/dsl has not came yet.


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Posted 13 June 2013 - 04:46 PM

Satellite internet has come a long way, yeah there are caps but you can get as many as 40GB with Hughesnet. 15 down and 2 up is not that bad and the latency has improved greatly.  Some of you may be talking of the days of old Hughesnet and old Wildblue. Majority of people do not use 100 GB monthly I have read somewhere that the average household uses between 15-18 GB monthly.



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 04:50 PM

Directv bundles with Verizon phone and internet. Look in to that if possible. 


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Posted 13 June 2013 - 05:01 PM

Satellite internet has come a long way, yeah there are caps but you can get as many as 40GB with Hughesnet. 15 down and 2 up is not that bad and the latency has improved greatly.  Some of you may be talking of the days of old Hughesnet and old Wildblue. Majority of people do not use 100 GB monthly I have read somewhere that the average household uses between 15-18 GB monthly.

If you have On Demand with Directv, you will burn through 40 GB per month easy if your not careful.  Our kids stream Netflix once or twice a week, and on demand 2 or 3 times a week.  40 GB is not much.  We have a 250 GB cap with our cable provider. This was my usage since January.  And I don't do much!

 

 

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 05:02 PM

But why be limited? I want to be able to use the "interwebs" to its full potential

 

I agree 100%.  It's a trend these days to charge for data and I can only imagine, with satelite internet, it's based on the bandwidth.  Otherwise they may try to be more competitive.  Exede also charges $9.99/mo for their modem and it's not even a modem/router combo, so you still need a wifi router if you want the capabilities.


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Posted 13 June 2013 - 06:40 PM

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Of which Wildblue is not too bad considering they give you unlimited nights b/w 12-5am


there is a reason why the chose those time frames, because most folks are sleeping at that time. lol


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Posted 13 June 2013 - 06:41 PM

Nobody wants to be limited but in some areas, sat. internet is the only option as cable/dsl has not came yet.


and exactly what I said, satellite internet is only good for those who have no other options


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Posted 13 June 2013 - 06:45 PM

there is a reason why the chose those time frames, because most folks are sleeping at that time. lol


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