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Little data for the price

New Member

Re: Little data for the price

And crickets
Associate Professor

Re: Little data for the price

What? You expect them to increase data limits for the same cost 2 weeks after you post?

As for the competitor, go to them if you want, but data is data, whether they have a plan that works for you is probably going to be a different story.
Assistant Professor

Re: Little data for the price

So why not go to the competitor? Trust me, satellite internet is satellite internet no matter which provider.

I'll make it easy:  https://community.exede.com/exede

Oh, I've been with them for 10+ years. Glad to have internet during that time from them. Let the negative responses begin.
New Member

Re: Little data for the price

By the tone of Gwalk900's response, it sounds as if he thinks hughesnet customers should be kissing its boots and jumping for joy that someone, anyone would invest in the satellite internet business to bring the rural customers the internet service the big guys won't. However, regardless of the cost of the satellite business, you are no different than the big guys in that you are going to charge your customers 3 times (if not more) the amount it costs you. Like the other companies, you are going to nickle and dime your customers and try to squeeze the most revenue out of them while you can for as long as you can.  You're going to make your service look and sound attractive, make it relatively cheap and easy to obtain, and then, like a bad marriage, if you want out before "death do us part" you're going to make it very expensive to get out of in hopes that some folks will simply rationalize that "it's cheaper to keep them". Satellite companies like Hughesnet charge a ETF because they know that once the honeymoon is over and the dissatisfaction and disillusionment sets in, it's all over accept the cussing and the fussing because they know they can't deliver what they promised, and everything they have hyped themselves up to be is as worthless as a wooden nickle. It's all smoke and mirrors. The big guys charge EFT's because of all the competition they have by other competing companies who are always vying with each other for the most customers and the best service. However, the difference between them and Hughesnet is that at least what they are selling is worth the price of buying. Hughesnet knows it can never win in the numbers game so instead it relies on inflated prices, outsourcing to foreign companies, EFT's, and little value for the amount you are forced to pay for the little that you get. It's a racket and Hughesnet is a scam artist who preys and capitalizes off of rural customers caught between a rock (crappy internet) and a hard place (no internet at all).  
New Member

Re: Little data for the price

Exactly! Even their data packages make it appear that you can practically do anything with hughesnet that you can do with the big cable and land-based ISPs...what rot! It's not even close.  20 gb of data is probably suitable for empty nesters who's only interest is watching soap operas and Jerry Springer...
New Member

Re: Little data for the price

well because you can do practically anything... its called moderation. 

20GB is actually quite a bit.
New Member

Re: Little data for the price

If that's the case, then why would Hughesnet lock their customers in if they believe the service they offer is probably the best their customers are going to be able to get? Based on Charles' statement, hughesnet should put their money where their mouth is and simply let the ones who want to leave out of their contracts (No EFT), and wait for them to come swooping back because they know that it won't be long before they do. Then Hughesnet can welcome them back with open arms knowing that they weren't trying to hold anyone hostage with high ransom fees. HA! Puh-lease...only if people left hughesnet and then came back on their own (and not because they had no other choice but because they did and Hughesnet's service simply beat the others hands down) -- then and only then could you make that statement -- otherwise, it's just a bunch of flim flam and cheesy card tricks to fool the gullible.
Assistant Professor

Re: Little data for the price

Um, the other guys also have an ETF, as do most data providers like cell phone, cable and satellite TV. This is the biggest circular argument I've read in awhile. And they all claim to be the best.

http://help.exede.net/articles/Denver_FAQ/1548