Just to satisfy my own curiosity, why is it that you have Hughesnet voice service? Is landline phone service not available to your home? Is it too expensive in comparison (it's getting up there, that's for sure)? No cell service? For something different?
Again, this is just out of curiosity, not to judge anyone or the service or anything like that. I'm just curious.
Also, this isn't a thread asking about how good or not good the service is, nor about a problem you may be having with it. This is just asking why someone has it.
Nope. No strike, very true. Verizon here, too. My bill is usually about $80 per month, with only call waiting as an extra. I don't know if it's NY taxes ( I think you mentioned you lived in Upstate NY, too) or what, but it's ridiculous. When I first moved in in 2004, my bill was in the mid $50 range.