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brianiscool

join:2000-08-16
Tampa, FL
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What if you go over your cap?

Do they charge $30 per GB?



88615298
Premium
join:2004-07-28
West Tenness

Re: What if you cover of your cap?

said by brianiscool:

Do they charge $30 per GB?

you get throttled to dial-up speeds.

silbaco
Premium
join:2009-08-03
USA

Or you can buy more: 500MB for $5; 1GB for $9; 2GB for $16.


sharkyyoung
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join:2012-03-15
Reno, NV
reply to 88615298

(500MB for $5; 1GB for $9; 2GB for $16, this is if you go over your allowance you can buy a token for the prementioned.



88615298
Premium
join:2004-07-28
West Tenness
reply to silbaco

said by silbaco:

Or you can buy more: 500MB for $5; 1GB for $9; 2GB for $16.

So $32 for that watching that movie on Netflix. Hmmmmm I'd rather be throttled.

silbaco
Premium
join:2009-08-03
USA

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said by 88615298:

So $32 for that watching that movie on Netflix. Hmmmmm I'd rather be throttled.

It would be cheaper to buy a physical disc and have it shipped to your house.

brianiscool

join:2000-08-16
Tampa, FL
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reply to brianiscool

For the price I would sign up for Sprint's unlimited 4G.


iansltx

join:2007-02-19
Austin, TX
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reply to 88615298

Last I checked, Netflix movies aren't 4GB in standard-def. Heck, HD maxes out at 4.5 Mbps or so, which means that a 100 minute movie would weigh in a bit less than 4GB in HD.

Also, think about it...there's a much better way to watch video delivered by satellite, from a bandwidth perspective: Dish or DirectTV. Even with spot beams, these birds have limited capacity.


iansltx

join:2007-02-19
Austin, TX
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reply to brianiscool

If you can get Clear WiMAX, you're not the target customer for this.


silbaco
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join:2009-08-03
USA

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reply to brianiscool

said by brianiscool:

For the price I would sign up for Sprint's unlimited 4G.

If you can get Sprint's 4G, you don't subscribe to Hughes.


PapaMidnight

join:2009-01-13
Baltimore, MD

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reply to silbaco

said by silbaco:

said by 88615298:

So $32 for that watching that movie on Netflix. Hmmmmm I'd rather be throttled.

It would be cheaper to buy a physical disc and have it shipped to your house.

Sad but true...


RRedline
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join:2002-05-15
Attleboro, MA
reply to 88615298

said by 88615298:

you get throttled to dial-up speeds.

I don't understand how they can justify doing this. I always thought it was strange to throttle users so drastically. Why not a tiered throttling? Why not throttle speeds by 1/2 after so much, then by 1/4, then by 1/8, etc.? Why go from full speed to ridiculously, painfully, unbearably slow all at once? It really seems like they are using this as more of a punishment than as an attempt to manage "fairness."
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88615298
Premium
join:2004-07-28
West Tenness
reply to iansltx

said by iansltx:

Last I checked, Netflix movies aren't 4GB in standard-def.

Who wants to watch SD movies on a HDTV? Netflix SD is like watching VHS.

Heck, HD maxes out at 4.5 Mbps or so, which means that a 100 minute movie would weigh in a bit less than 4GB in HD.

A) It's been stated that's it's 4800 kbps but Netflix also states that HD uses 2.3 GB an hour. So 4800 kbps= 2 GB an hour. So it's between 2- 2.3 GB an hour according to Netflix itself.

B) Some movies are 100 minutes some are 2 hours or more which is 120 minutes.

Also, think about it...there's a much better way to watch video delivered by satellite, from a bandwidth perspective: Dish or DirectTV. Even with spot beams, these birds have limited capacity.

maybe someone is a cord cutter and doesn't want to pay the outrageous fees pay TV charges with mostly crappy content and infomercials.

iansltx

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Austin, TX
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Then it's their problem that they picked a place where satellite broadband is the only thing they can get.

DBS is an efficient way to deliver video to widely dispersed users. Unicast satellite Internet...not so much...considering that it would only take 25,000 customers or so streaming HD video to max out the entire HughesNet satellite...the brand new one.



Heh213

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reply to RRedline

said by RRedline:

It really seems like they are using this as more of a punishment than as an attempt to manage "fairness."

I don't think they ever had "fairness" in their intentions, it's just comic relief.

The idea is to make the connection unbearable so people will buy "Tokens". (More data).

In unrelated news FAP has a very different meaning in most parts of the internet than "Fair Access Policy", it might be more accurate.


88615298
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join:2004-07-28
West Tenness
reply to iansltx

said by iansltx:

Then it's their problem that they picked a place where satellite broadband is the only thing they can get.

Yes someone buying a house before the internet was around should have predicted the future.


johnnyg

@suddenlink.net
reply to silbaco

That was the token amounts for the old systems. You have no daily limits on this system and if you hit your monthly limit you can a another 10, 20, 30 GB. Jupiter or A.K.A HT1000 has plenty of capacity and on the base plan you could watch 6-8 full featured films. which most people dont actually do. I have unlimited capability but i never have time to sit down and watch 8 full length movies but i do go watch episodes from th emajor networks and you could watch 100's of these a month and not exceede the new limits of th enew system. Anyway who doesn't upgrade will be paying 60 a month for 1 meg and 7.5 GB vs 10 meg and 20GB for the same money this should be a no brainer. And the system is fast, very fast. Our customer have been in Shock, these are longtime users who have done upgrades before and were skeptical and now they are amazed



Kainick

@69.197.222.x
reply to 88615298

I head that they charge $8 per extra gig.