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Sophomore

Complimentary Tokens

Hi all.  Has Hughesnet done away with the free monthly 500MB tokens? I ask because I haven't seen it on the Hughesnet usage meter for a couple of months now.

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Junior

Re: Complimentary Tokens

At least as of last month, I was still getting a 500mb complimentary token every month. I also noticed with the advent of GEN 5 purchasing tokens are a better deal. 

 

Notice the difference on my just just received bill of tokens bought a couple weeks ago and tokens bought a couple days ago:

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Associate Professor

Re: Complimentary Tokens

Those tokens haven't really existed for a long, long time.  Gen3 (HN9000 Legacy plans) had the complimentary tokens, but the Gen4 launch mostly did away with that unless special circumstances arose to get a Gen3 user to switch to Gen4.

Sorry to say, the complimentary tokens just don't exist anymore, the original intent was to reset the daily allowance once per month for free, but Hughes has since gone to a monthly refill and set token data to different amounts of data depending on purchase price.

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Sophomore

Re: Complimentary Tokens

Hi Corrosive and thank you for the reply. I think you are mistaken when you say the complimentary tokens haven't been around for a long long time. I've been with Hughesnet for a couple of years now and they were available up until around December last year, I know this because I used one back then.

 

I find it somewhat amusing that Hughesnet has data caps to keep bandwidth usage all nice and fair but they somehow have the extra data to sell us if we need it. Sounds like a bit of a money grab to me.

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Associate Professor

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Honorary Alumnus

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I have been a Hughes subscriber for about 13 years.

Corrosive is correct in that usually the free monthly Token is a thing of the past ... a relic of the daily refill days.

In some rare cases a few users may still get one, depending upon what was negotiated at the time of the upgrade from old to new.

As to bandwidth available for Token sales, capacity is going to vary greatly by platform and beam. Rather like the airlines selling more seats than they have knowing there will be some no-shows. Only a certain percentage of users will wish to purchase tokens in any event.

 

 

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Sophomore

Re: Complimentary Tokens

When you say "Generation 3" do you mean the HN9000 series? If you do then my question still stands, what happen to the complimentary tokens? The HN9000 is what I have.

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Sophomore

Re: Complimentary Tokens

Hi Gwalk and thank you for the reply. As you can see from my reply to Corrosive I am still on the daily refill plan and complimentary tokens were available up until December (ish) last year but then they suddenly stopped.

 

When talking about buying tokens, and with respect, how would you know how many people rarely buy tokens? Do you work for Hughesnet?

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Distinguished Professor IV

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@GeorgeFerguson wrote:

 

I find it somewhat amusing that Hughesnet has data caps to keep bandwidth usage all nice and fair but they somehow have the extra data to sell us if we need it. Sounds like a bit of a money grab to me.


The amount of data given by a token and unlimited data are two entirely different things.  People buying and using a token every now and again isn't enough to offset the balance of the system, whereas no data caps would slow the system to an absolute crawl for everyone, and the reason for this is that the number one thing people use unlimited data for is streaming.  Think of a million cars a day trying to drive down a highway designed for fifty thousand.  Fifty one thousand (that extra one thousand being the tokens people buy and use) doesn't make much of an impact, but a million would.  

 

The data caps are necessary, even with the newly increased capacity brought about by the J2 satellite.  

 

 


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Sophomore

Re: Complimentary Tokens

Looks to me like you have contradicted just about everything Hughesnet claims on their television advertising, especially the part about streaming.

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Distinguished Professor IV

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@GeorgeFerguson wrote:

Looks to me like you have contradicted just about everything Hughesnet claims on their television advertising, especially the part about streaming.


Not in the least bit.  Streaming can be done with Hughesnet, but conservatively.  

 


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