| Review by jmad980 |
member for 1 year, 171 visits, last login: 22 days ago
updated 174 days ago
- New Cuyama,Santa Barbara,CA
- Contract price not specified.
- "Much faster than dial up in areas with otherwise no connection, Always on Connection, FAP is improving somewhat, 5Hour free zone"
- "FAP is hard to deal with, latency, expensive."
- "Better than nothing, preferable data plan compared to other Sat providers"
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Value for money:
(ratings match consensus)
If you come to HughesNet from a _real_ broadband connection you'll be disappointed. It's not unlimited, the caps are low, and the latency rules out many online activities including most gaming and makes web surfing sluggish in comparison.
Sat is an improvement compared to dial up, the alternative internet solution in most areas where you'd even consider it.
The FAP can be hard to deal with; you have to change your habits drastically. You have to do your best to make sure nothing automatically updates outside of the free period, and otherwise barely use your connection, at least on the lower tier of service.
Web pages might take a bit to show up, but they usually will eventually.
To be honest it's painful, but it's the best you've got.
OK some positives:
It's an always on service, mostly reliable. The connection doesn't drop out completely too frequently.
As painful as it feels going off of faster internet, it'll display a page much faster than dial up would.
The FAP is somewhat improving, making it easier to deal with.
1Mbps plan, 200MB data Daily. (Get faster speeds while downloading usually)
The new Sat they just launched should change things up a bit, but we'll have to see once it's in operation.
UPDATE: Service has gotten even worse than ussual, and the Gen4 plans are terrible and lots of people have had trouble with them.
Exede12 is pretty decent however the caps are still low considering the speed. but it does have a free zone.
Still stuck on my HN9000 sadly.