| Review by bsherman544 |
member for 8.9 years, 1995 visits, last login: 58 days ago
updated 192 days ago
- $53 per month
- about 2 days
- "Probably the most stable WISP connection I've had"
- "Speeds still low, but it's gotten better"
- "If they bumped up their speed packages and maintained pricing, it'd be a no brainer"
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Value for money:
Called these guys once before and had a hard time getting a hold of anyone. Finally did and talked to the owner and told me I'd probably be getting a call from their installer (who is a full time fireman) so I waited but never got the call. This time around I filled out the form on their website and waited 2 days and the installer called me and arranged around my schedule to come out and do the site survey. Guy came out and had an assortment of towers to choose from and picked one and got a stable connection and got me installed. Then talked to tech support and managed to get my account set up and I was off and running.
Went with their residential package (1.5 down, 256k up) for 50 a month which is almost short of highway robbery (they have a 2.5 down, 512k up package for 100.00!). It makes it kind of difficult when everyone in the house is on it and online gaming is pretty much out of the question. Doing work over VPN is rough at times but doable.
The installer and the tech both told me that they were looking at bumping up the speed packages soon so I hope that isin't just a pipe dream because if they did then I'd bump up their review.
Overall, pretty satisfied with the stability of their connection coming from Skybeam, but really anything is better than those guys.
So, they upgraded the speeds while keeping the price the same and things have gotten better. They did have a stroke of bad luck with their main tower being struck by lightning and having a 100% loss of their gear. I was out of service for a week while they got things back to stable but it's appeared that things are good again. While I'd love to see 3mbps, I'm ok for right now with what I have. In the day and age of crazy ass consumption caps, I at least still have the all-you-can-eat package out in rural america.
WIFI45 Must be nice that you were only out a week. We've been constantly up and down for 5 weeks so far!!! Reliability doesn't even come close to describing this service!! And forget about getting any information from them, they leave you hanging out in the wind, gobbling up your $50 a month because they know you don't have another viable option. WIFI45 is a train wreck!
Re: WIFI45 I couldn't agree with you more. You hit the nail on the head.