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Need 40 gig plan

13 days to go and already have depleted my data.  Ugh.  Had to do a clean install of Windows, download the updates, download software...argh!

 

Really need a 40 gig plan.  Wouldn't help this month, but for me, 30 is too little and 50 is too much (for the price certainly!)

 

Wonder how things are going to change when the next sat goes up.  Here's hoping Starlink and the LEOs come on line in a year...!

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Distinguished Professor II

Re: Need 40 gig plan

I've often wondered why there is no 40GB plan. 

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Re: Need 40 gig plan


@maratsade wrote:

I've often wondered why there is no 40GB plan. 


I sat down and figured out the per gig prices they charge.

 

10 gig plan: 6.00/gig

20 gig plan: 3.50/gig

30 gig plan: 3.33/gig

50 gig plan: 3.00/gig

 

A 40 gig plan should slot right in there at 3.15/gig or $126/month.  ($106/month if you sign up for a two year contract.)

 

I wonder what Starlink is going to charge per gig.

 

At the moment, anything is better than ViaSat. In my area, they are charging a laughable $200 for 65 gigs.  No bonus period!  (I didn't count the bonus period HughesNet has since most people aren't up during that time and so it generally goes unused.)

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Distinguished Professor II

Re: Need 40 gig plan

"At the moment, anything is better than ViaSat. In my area, they are charging a laughable $200 for 65 gigs.  No bonus period!"

 

Holy cow.  I think their max speeds are around 12 Mbps too. 

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Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Need 40 gig plan

For reference, 10GB of token data is $30.  Granted, that would create a theoretical 40GB plan at $130 per month rather than $126 (it would likely be $125 by their pricing).  Perhaps the advantage of unused token rollover would somewhat make up for the $5 extra cost.  It's just a thought. 


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Re: Need 40 gig plan


@GabeU wrote:

For reference, 10GB of token data is $30.  Granted, that would create a theoretical 40GB plan at $130 per month rather than $126 (it would likely be $125 by their pricing).  Perhaps the advantage of unused token rollover would somewhat make up for the $5 extra cost.  It's just a thought. 


I never thought of that.  Though it doesn't work out as well if you're willing to take the two-year sell-your-soul-to-HughesNet offer.  lol

 

There's just something about paying $30 for a data token that feels price-gougy, even though as you pointed out it works out virtually the same if you aren't on contract.  Psycology, huh?

 

tbh, it would be a better money maker for HughesNet.  Guarenteed monthly extra cash when the data might not even be used.

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Distinguished Professor II

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Price gougy is what Verizon Wireless charges for tokens: $15 a GB, vs. HN's $3. 

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Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Need 40 gig plan


@maratsade wrote:

Price gougy is what Verizon Wireless charges for tokens: $15 a GB, vs. HN's $3. 


ViaSat's price for extra data is outrageous, as well.  I saw someone mention the price one day on their community and I was shocked.  Something like $10 per GB.    

 

Edit:  For their applicable plans, that is.  You can't buy extra for their "unlimited" plans.


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Distinguished Professor II

Re: Need 40 gig plan

That's excessive. Glad HN's price is so reasonable (and don't you guys change it!)

 


@GabeU wrote:


ViaSat's price for extra data is outrageous, as well.  I saw someone mention the price one day on their community and I was shocked.  Something like $10 per GB.    

 

Edit:  For their applicable plans, that is.  You can't buy extra for their "unlimited" plans.


 

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Re: Need 40 gig plan


@GabeU wrote:

@maratsade wrote:

Price gougy is what Verizon Wireless charges for tokens: $15 a GB, vs. HN's $3. 


ViaSat's price for extra data is outrageous, as well.  I saw someone mention the price one day on their community and I was shocked.  Something like $10 per GB.    

 

Edit:  For their applicable plans, that is.  You can't buy extra for their "unlimited" plans.


I didn't know they had unlimited plans.  I knew they had 150gig plans, but they nixed those pretty fast.

 

As far as the two satellite providers go, HughesNet wins when it comes to price and data.  But don't let's forget that is all a matter of perspective.  HughesNet is still really stingy with their data allowance.  It's just ViaSat is even worse.

 

HughesNet should be offering 100gig plans these days, considering how much everything has moved online.  (And that is even before the Chinese Coronavirus.)