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reply to mtnmn

Re: Satellite internet without a long contract?

I think if you buy a used system then there would be no contract but I am not 100% sure of this.


Jay, OK
·exede by ViaSat
·McDonald County ..
This is true but HN or Wildblue will still make you have an installer put it up and try to lock you into a contract with that. You might be able to talk to starband or HN or WB and buy the equipment outright and get service without a contract like buying a new cell phone for full retail price but beware because like those phones, that equipment will cost you an arm and a leg.
HughesNet elite plan/.74 dish w/1watt trans. / 9000 modem / 3 computers on a linksy's wired network


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Cut Bank, MT
reply to zeddlar
I purchased all the equipment up front for Starband, just so I could have month-to-month. It was a lot of money, paying for all the equipment up front. I was also told I would be able to set it up, as I moved location to location looking after rural mountain property. No, the "final step" requires an "authorized service representative" password. The authorized service representative even came around to solicit a bribe.

I had even purchased the Birdog satellite meter. I found out it was the "discontinued" model.

After not long Starband took it to collection, claimed I had a three-year contract.

Can you say: ripped off?

The Starband "authorized representative" was Jathco, in Conrad, MT.

If anyone knows an honest satellite internet service provider on a month-to-month basis, I am interested.