Okay, I live in remote Alaska. Using the HN7000s modem, power 250 plan.
I was told the "free" download period was from 2AM-7AM Eastern Time. That would be 10PM-3AM Alaska Time.
Did Hughes change this FAP policy? I ask because the "free" download period is no longer working. Usage is being counted during that period.
If Hughes did not change the policy/time then there is a glitch in the system ! I'm getting tired of being FAP'd.
Unlike the other Hughes platforms (Spaceway and EchoStar) the Hughes 7000s system has always based all activity on eastern time.
I would encourage you to post your modem serial number (not your Site ID/SAN) or a phone support case number here in this topic.
Along with that I would take screenshots of your usage meter along with the corresponding times and post them here.
I would suggest that you not power off the modem as that may wipe out certain modem logs that will evidence your case.
Question: Are you a direct Hughes customer or do you get Hughes service but through a VAR *Value Added Reseller)?
The last could be a game-changer.
The Hughes Mods will be back office in the Morning.
Thanks, I'm a direct Hughes customer. Like I said we live in a remote part of Alaska, we have no telephone service available. So I can't call Hughes.
Modem ser# 2761527.
Before I post screenshots I just want to confirm that the free download period is based on Eastern Time so my "free" period is indeed 10:00PM -3:00AM Alaska Time.
There is another user who posted two days ago that their download zone (the free download period) is no longer working properly, either.
Okay... It is currently 5:49 AM Alaska Time. I am downloading an update (1 Gig) and it is not counting against me according to my download meter.
So .... apparently Hughes is not using Eastern Time for the download period any longer !
Or their just screwed up!
7000 topics pop up from time to time ...
Is the time zone change just for Alaska or does it also apply now to the lower 48?
This could get interesting because it alters the hours when that system receives its "hourly drip" data refill.