Satellite is a good deal under the RAF deal. You cannot beat a free install and 1MB but not under RAF..WB and HughesNet are expensive and not worth it. I used to work for a Hughsnet dealer and for the life of me could not figure out why someone on dialup would not sign up for the HughesNet RAF if it was avail. Half of these people did not even have $40 on their credit card to get started. Still only about 1 in 10 callers qualified for it and it still is not as good as DSL or cable but yes, better than dial up. People are really DUMB not to take advantage of this.
HN gives you 200MB per day on the lowest package. With Dual Dial up 102Kbps I can download 864MB in a 24 hour time frame. Not only that, I also get ping times in the 200ms range rather than 800-2000+. Even with regular single line dial up (50k) I could download 432MB in a 24 hour period. And if I had the sucky dialup like yall (28k) it's still a good 210MB in a 24 hour period.
So...HN is better than dialup?! HOW?! You can download more data per day, much better response times with dialup - and it's cheaper. Free in many cases nowadays. HN is for fools! -- I have had Direcway/Hughes for years. I've had trouble with them some until the latest system DW7000. It is blazing fast 1 to 1.5 kbps down most of the time - Kath159