|reply to zeddlar |
Re: nice review
This was meant to be a reply to higaintest.
Reading the disclaimer and seeing the website really can't prepare you for the actual experience.
I've been told that if you are not someone who depends on the internet for much and you only use it to sporadically check your e-mail and use mostly text-based pages (and you don't mind waiting a long time for things to load) then it works. But quite frankly, you can use dial-up for that at a much lower price. Dial-up at least won't go out when it rains.
If you have multiple members in the household, like to look at pictures, like to use Facebook (or have family members that like to use facebook), want to play online games, or want to download Youtube videos from time to time, then Hughesnet base plan is not for you. Even if you go with a higher plan, you still can't expect good performance for gaming.
Great review! Great as in well explained version of my experiences with HughesNet. When I first had them, it was DirecPC (1990s) and upload was via dial-up! But, not even DSL was available for me back then in my area. While DirecPC had turned into DirecWay, a while after that (finally!), DSL (PACBELL|SBC\YAHOO|AT&T) came along, which turned out to be horrible (stable, but very slow), yet better than HughesNet, since no FAP\usage meter; and then cable came along, which has been excellent (now Wave Broadband). This was all over the course of many years until right now (w\ cable broadband only recently available & installed; cable TV has been available here since 1980s, though).
The HughesNet FAP makes contemporary interest use almost impossible, unless you barely do anything data-"heavy" online - like substantial work, or school files - or, much Netflix, Pandora, etc.
As an aside, in 1990s dial-up was more usable than it is now, because web sites were built for dial-up speeds and 1990s web development. It's not 100% the case that people have become less patient, since the internet has many more uses (more data) now than dial-up's prime-days. This is all really obvious, but occasionally someone does complain that dial-up should be enough for anyone.