cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

any opinions on hughesnet voice?

Highlighted
New Member

any opinions on hughesnet voice?

Hi,

I am looking for some user opinions on Hughesnet Voice. The community seems to have mixed opinions. I can accept things like rain fade and minor outages, but this post, which suggests high latency (delay) is disconcerting. Has anyone else had this problem? It's kind of a deal breaker for me.

https://community.myhughesnet.com/hughesnet/topics/problems-with-the-voice-phone-system

- Ryan
14 REPLIES 14
Highlighted
Associate Professor

Re: any opinions on hughesnet voice?

/Hughes Champ Off/

My honest input...  Have a good Verizon Cellular signal?  Doesn't need to be 4G or anything.  But if you have decent Verizon coverage, I would honestly recommend StraightTalk Home Phone...  Plugs into your house phone just like normal, provides backup power for a few hours should your power go out, and is fairly cheap at about $15/month.  But as I said, it requires a decent cell signal, and depends heavily on the Verizon wireless network.

How-ever if you have an $80 phone bill like we once did, and no cell signal, it wouldn't be horrible.  There is a higher latency, but, the Hughes Voice system operates on a dedicated channel seperate from the rest of the network traffic AFAIK.  Which will result in slightly lower latency.  I think it's about as low as humanly possible with satellite.  About 500-650ms or so.
Highlighted
New Member

Re: any opinions on hughesnet voice?

Thanks Charles, that was quick! My aim is to weigh using Hughesnet Voice as my main phone at home and for working from home, so call clarity and low latency are important.

Let me know if you think that is not possible.
Highlighted
Associate Professor

Re: any opinions on hughesnet voice?

I think it's possible, you just have to realize it will have a delay slightly similar to that of a cellphone (literally about a half second delay between the time you start talking and them acknowledging it, it's smaller than one would think) when talking, and that clear weather is almost a must.  You also need to have plans in the event you need to call 911 if your signal is out.
Highlighted
Moderator
Moderator

Re: any opinions on hughesnet voice?

Hi rgb130,

I see it's your first post here, so welcome to the community! Good question, glad to see Charles offer his input for your consideration. Just some other info to add on: you can cancel w/o ETF within the first 30 days of getting HughesNet Voice, but you are responsible for shipping costs to return the ATA. 

Thanks,
Liz
Please create a new thread in the community if you have a question or need help. Unsolicited Private Messages may not get replies.
Highlighted
Assistant Professor

Re: any opinions on hughesnet voice?

Bill, a regular poster here, uses it for his work from home job. He seems extremely pleased with it.
Highlighted
New Member

Re: any opinions on hughesnet voice?

Hi Liz,

Will it work with my HN7000S??

- Ryan
Highlighted
Moderator
Moderator

Re: any opinions on hughesnet voice?

Hi Ryan,

The HughesNet Voice service is only available to Gen 4 subscribers.

-Liz
Please create a new thread in the community if you have a question or need help. Unsolicited Private Messages may not get replies.
Highlighted
Associate Professor

Re: any opinions on hughesnet voice?

Heh, depends.  I live in a very... difficult place for Verizon, minimal signal, pretty much useless inside.  I find the benefit being even if you have a low signal, one could buy a cable, and external outdoor antenna and place an antenna outside on the top of a house for better signal.
Highlighted
New Member

Re: any opinions on hughesnet voice?

What modem would I need?