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Comments on news posted 2014-07-17 07:53:41: Dish announced in May of last year that the company would be offering fixed LTE services in a new partnership with nTelos. ..

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clbowen2

join:2000-10-06
Cleveland, OH

Spectrum

Who's spectrum does this use?

klineba

join:2010-08-30
Perrysville, OH
I would imagine it uses nTelos' spectrum


Hawkeye61
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Forest Hills, NY

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Is there a cap?

It does not mention cap ?


karpodiem
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Detroit, MI

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Yep, glaring omission. Useless if it's less than 100GB, it's worthless (giving them the benefit of the doubt in that their cost per GB for delivery is still 3x higher than a cable deployment, so 1/3 the size of Comcast's 300GB cap)

tkdslr

join:2004-04-24
Pompano Beach, FL

2.5Ghz nTelos LTE.. only select packages..

That pretty much sum's it up.. Of course, the devil is in the details.

And what get's deployed to my area will be inevitably different/priced higher.
For now, I'll stick with my monthly 5GB of 4G access and limited my surfing to that.

biochemistry
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reply to Hawkeye61

Re: Is there a cap?

Purposely omitted from the press release as it is most likely only 5 GB.
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buzz_4_20

join:2003-09-20
Limestone, ME

IF there is no cap

It's a good option if you have no other wired options.


dvd536
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reply to Hawkeye61

Re: Is there a cap?

pretty sure there will be FAP as it is with all satellite internet.
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mixdup

join:2003-06-28
Birmingham, AL
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reply to Hawkeye61
Well, the original trial was for 20-50mbps, and now it's down to 10. The original trial also used Alcatel-Lucent equipment instead of these "BandRich" ones. Of course looking back at the other trials I don't see any mentions of caps, but maybe since they scaled back the speeds, the caps either don't exist (doubtful) or were increased. Someone probably should just call the 1800 number and see what the sales reps say.


telcodad
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The video on their pilot program



why60loss

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reply to biochemistry

Re: Is there a cap?

said by biochemistry:

Purposely omitted from the press release as it most likely only 5 GB.

It looks like the caps are 5, 10 and 15 GB for $40, $50 and $70 a month.

Download speed is 5mbs for the 5GB $40 a month plan and 10mbs for the other two plans.

Well it looks like dish sure beats Comcast's blast 105 for $30 a month uncapped. LOL


Jack H

@70.208.133.x

Only bundled with Dish service ?

Hopefully Ntelos will offer this as a standalone service as well. If they restrict it to Dish customers that severely limits the number of interested people. Perhaps in this phase of the rollout that's a good thing.

Lets hope the caps, if any, are reasonable. If they price it like cellular data they lose their advantage.

crk2h

join:2003-03-19
Tullahoma, TN
reply to why60loss

Re: Is there a cap?

Comcasts 105 Mbps is capped depending on the market.


rocky46

@173.67.169.x
Comcast is not capping in Virginia at this time.


why60loss

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reply to crk2h
said by crk2h:

Comcasts 105 Mbps is capped depending on the market.

Yes I know that, but it's a lot higher than 5, 10 or 15GB.


mixdup

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reply to why60loss
said by why60loss:

said by biochemistry:

Purposely omitted from the press release as it most likely only 5 GB.

It looks like the caps are 5, 10 and 15 GB for $40, $50 and $70 a month.

Download speed is 5mbs for the 5GB $40 a month plan and 10mbs for the other two plans.

Well it looks like dish sure beats Comcast's blast 105 for $30 a month uncapped. LOL

Where did you get that information?

The release specifically says 10mbps for $30 a month, so I'm confused.


Simon707

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reply to why60loss
Still better than up here in canada where the best deal on fixed mobile is 110$ for 15gb. But, yeah, its still way too pricey for way too small a cap.


why60loss

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reply to mixdup
said by mixdup:

said by why60loss:

said by biochemistry:

Purposely omitted from the press release as it most likely only 5 GB.

It looks like the caps are 5, 10 and 15 GB for $40, $50 and $70 a month.

Download speed is 5mbs for the 5GB $40 a month plan and 10mbs for the other two plans.

Well it looks like dish sure beats Comcast's blast 105 for $30 a month uncapped. LOL

Where did you get that information?

The release specifically says 10mbps for $30 a month, so I'm confused.

Link: »www.dish.com/entertainment/inter···nternet/

There are other details not listed here like you also get 5, 10 or 15GB to use from 2am to 8am called "bonus data".


UHF
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That is for DishNet satellite internet, not the LTE service.


maartena
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reply to Hawkeye61
said by Hawkeye61:

It does not mention cap ?

If its wireless in any shape or form (wifi based, lte based, satellite based, whatever) there is ALWAYS a cap.

I don't know if there are "unlimited" hours though, with many satellite providers you get 4 hours (in the middle of the night) unlimited a day, so you can schedule downloads.
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elray

join:2000-12-16
Santa Monica, CA
reply to buzz_4_20

Re: IF there is no cap

If there is no cap or throttling, the service will be quickly consumed, oversubscribed, overwhelmed and abused, leading to ...
caps and throttling.


buzz_4_20

join:2003-09-20
Limestone, ME
Oversubscribed is a issue of insufficient build out. Not of a bad product.

78036364

join:2014-05-06
USA
reply to dvd536

Re: Is there a cap?

said by dvd536:

pretty sure there will be FAP as it is with all satellite internet.

this isn't satellite it's LTE.

78036364

join:2014-05-06
USA
reply to buzz_4_20

Re: IF there is no cap

yes because companies can just throw up more towers. It's not like they have to go through some long onerous application process and are often met by NIMBY complainers

78036364

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reply to why60loss

Re: Is there a cap?

said by why60loss:

Link: »www.dish.com/entertainment/inter···nternet/

There are other details not listed here like you also get 5, 10 or 15GB to use from 2am to 8am called "bonus data".

That is their satellite internet which is actually Hughesnet.


buzz_4_20

join:2003-09-20
Limestone, ME
reply to 78036364

Re: IF there is no cap

If they don't want to build more towers than they should limit the number of subscribers.
It's simple math. Before the shareholders chime in anyway.


Goliath2k
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reply to why60loss

Re: Is there a cap?

15 GB for $70 month? That's actually really competitive.

If they offer this in my area I might ditch the AT&T ($80 for 10 GB, $15/GB overage)for this. Still holding onto the grandfathered Sprint 3G for things like patches, Netflix, and big downloads, and also hoping that when they make the tower 4G our 3G backhaul issues (300 kbps speeds at certain times during the day) will disappear.

Do you know how much overages are on the Dish LTE?


why60loss

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reply to UHF
said by UHF:

That is for DishNet satellite internet, not the LTE service.

Your right, my mistake. The web site says you have to call for details on the LTE service. The $30 a month price is only for those with Dish TV service right now.

If the LTE service really doesn't have a hard cap then it would beat TWC standard internet and overall be a good deal for those who could only have 1mbs DSL. (Yep it's that or Comcast in my area now.)

Jeff31UK

join:2008-09-23
Barboursville, VA

Just called them, lady said no cap

Just called them. Asked multiple times. Lady said 10mbs speed with no cap and I could watch all the netflix I want. I confirmed again and she said no cap. Without being a dish customer its an extra $10, plus extra $10 to rent modem - but $50/month for unlimited LTE isn't bad. Still very skeptical....

bcltoys

join:2008-07-21
Lost today
That's for the first 10 people that sign up the rest have a 5 gig cap.