I've been with HN since Direcway some 10 or 11 years ago and have learned over this time to manage my bandwidth pretty well. But this month between iOS updates and then a new gizmo called Lyve Home (photo storage and sharing) I managed to completely blow my Anytime Data allottment. So I applied I think 2.5GB of Token Bytes which took-over as hoped when Anytime ran out. Got down to 775MB left in Token before a new month came and all's up to 10/50 again.
Anyway I'm pleased (and somewhat amazed) that it all worked: the Token Bytes application, the reportage via Status Meter, the seamless transition, the coming-out party at month's end.
For a gear-head like me who knows all the history and seen all the warts and stumbles, it's gratifying to know that HN has gotten their act together after all these years. I hope this post doesn't cause the Gen4 satellite to fall out of the sky.
I've generally had very good service since joining Hughesnet in 2004. When I upgraded to Gen 4, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it was much better than what I had expected. It's nice when you have a service that turns out to be much more than what you had hoped for.
Ryzen 5 3400G | MSI B450M Pro-M2 MAX | 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4 3000 | XPG SX8200 Pro 512GB NVMe | Windows 10 Pro
All gets back to the majority of people who are very unhappy came from broadband cable or fiber which also has very high caps, if any. They never had to learn what data is, how to manage it and what different things consume. I came from dial up to satellite so was never spoiled by cable, fiber or even DSL. I appreciate what I have living in the boonies.
Just today, I put together a DIRECTV order for a customer about four miles out of town and checked Internet bundling options. What came back was a offer for a $50/mo. AT&T DSL plan with a blistering download speed of "up to" 1.5 Mbps. Reading the fine print revealed a monthly data cap of 150 GB.
Seems satellite Internet service and pricing is starting to compare favorably with some of its ground-based competition, at least in some parts of the country...
I'm loving this entire thread. Thanks, GetSatMan! We're happy you're happy with the HughesNet service. We appreciate you helping out around the community, too, it's a more useful place when people like you participate.
If you have a tech or billing question and need help, please start a new thread in the appropriate board. Unsolicited Private Messages may not get replies.
But it's always easier to blame Hughesnet rather than do the work it takes to get those Dl numbers. My DL numbers have been about 2x as advertised since I took the time to learn about satellite and how to get the most for my buck.