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Review by Vince_C See Profile

  • Location: Grayson,Caldwell,LA
  • Cost Contract price not specified.
Good "It actually worked years ago."
Bad "Completely useless service most of the day and night now."
Overall "Not worth the cost!"
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When I first acquired this service years ago it worked great. I could do almost anything with few exceptions.

Hughes' fair access policy will keep you from doing such things as watching videos and downloading service packs for twenty two hours out of a twenty four hour day.

However, over the past year, this service has degraded to the point where I can barely run the test @ »www.speedtest.net in the afternoon. Here is a link to my latest test result from just a few minutes ago: »www.speedtest.net/result/5913622 ··· 2293.png

After viewing the results, you tell me if this service is worth $59.99 a month! I can answer that with a resounding NO!

My suggestion: Don't waste your time and money on this service. If you do, it may work fine for a while, but the service will degrade. Hughes will be of no assistance and have you running in circles trying to get it fixed. They have abhorrent business practices that are driving away long time loyal customers! Be weary and be aware before you decide to purchase this service.
I've long since cancelled this service and moved over to 3G since it is the only other available service other than dial-up. Needless to say, I'm much happier with the 3G service. Perhaps someday 4G will show up...

Other than the above, the class action against Hughesnet has been WON. The residing judge is sitting on it, waiting as long as possible to determine the award.

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