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Upgrade from Gen 4 to Gen 5 question

Ricky
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Upgrade from Gen 4 to Gen 5 question

A friend of mine just upgraded from Gen 4 to Gen 5 business. He got a new modem but the dish was not repointed. Should the dish have been repointed for this upgrade to be true Gen 5?

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BirdDog
Assistant Professor

Re: Upgrade from Gen 4 to Gen 5 question

Hi Ricky, both Echostar satellites are now considered Gen 5 satellites including the older one. Frankly, with the problems some of the beams on the newer satellite have been having, your friend is probably better off staying on the older one.

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BirdDog
Assistant Professor

Re: Upgrade from Gen 4 to Gen 5 question

Hi Ricky, both Echostar satellites are now considered Gen 5 satellites including the older one. Frankly, with the problems some of the beams on the newer satellite have been having, your friend is probably better off staying on the older one.

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Gwalk900
Honorary Alumnus

Re: Upgrade from Gen 4 to Gen 5 question

There are, for the most part, no "Gen4" plans available.

Gen5 plans consist of higher "up to" speeds and larger data allowances.

"Gen5" can be served by both the J1 and J2 satellites.

 

Ricky
Tutor

Re: Upgrade from Gen 4 to Gen 5 question

Thank guys! I will let him know tomorrow.