I am trying to figure out my options for internet service since Windstream doesn't seem interested in fixing this ongoing issue of "latency outage."
The only satellite service for the apartment complex is Direct TV (I'm pretty sure). Anyhow, if it isn't, all I know is there is only one choice. I have seriously begun to consider one of those cell phone modems from straight talk. The kind with unlimited minutes for 50 buck I think, a month. It might be less and the modem is 50 bucks. Anyhow. Does anyone have any experience with them? If not, does anyone have any experience with direct TV?
If by some miracle I can get a different satellite service who do you recommend. Cable is not available in the area and even if it was Windstream is the only option.
Looking for possible alternatives. Thanks everyone.
As bad as WS might be for you, I highly doubt that satellite internet would be a better choice. Satellite is really only for people who have NO terrestrial options. Look at the complaints for Hughes or Wildblue, with the same sort of oversold bandwidth coupled with low data caps and FAP. That, plus the cost and inherent long latency of running your connection through geosynchronous orbit, would make switching about like jumping out of the frying pan and into the volcano. IMHO, of course.
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I agree with Lost, the reviews out there are horrible for everything else. The only alternative around here are people getting hot boxes but they don't have children or use the web past getting emails. We would burn through our cap in one day in this house.
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Take a look at Millenicom at millenicom.com they resell service from Verizon and Sprint with a much lower cost and a much higher cap, they have a 3G/4G 50GB plan for $69.99/month with Sprint and a 4G/3G hotspot 20GB plan with Verizon for the same cost.
Thing is the prepaid services are unlimited.