They tell you you can stream videos and things but they dont tell you its only good about a day or 2 t ops depending how much you actually watch on netflix. Oh and they are nice enough to give you 50 bonus bites that you will never use unless your an insomniac. They have outrageous prices for internet you can only use 2-4 days a month woohoo. The rest of the time you get to do nothing so if you use netflix or hulu for television because you cant afford television explain to your kids you only will have tv about 2 days so watch wisely.
How big of a plan do you have? Even with just 10GB Anytime Bytes you should be able to watch about 25-30 hours a month if you limit other internet usage. I would recommend a 20GB Anytime plan though if you want to stream Netflix.
Just noticed you have kids. That could be a big problem no matter your data limit.
Do you know about over the air (OTA) broadcast TV? It is pretty good now that they switched to digital. I don't have satellite TV either, I get OTA with an amplified antenna about 20 feet up attached to the side of the house. I Get 14 channels and 4-5 are very kid friendly plus it is all free. The transmitters are 80 miles from where I live but the DB8 antenna with an outside amplifier at the antenna pulls in the signals great.
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If you have 10g you WILL NOT be able to watch 25 to 30 hours!!!! you Might get around 2 or 3 hours, I had 15g and barely made it to the end of the month and Never watched any video, or netflix, I just purchased the 50g package and only expect to be able to get a couple of hours of watchable tv, I didn't buy a 60" HDTV to set my resolution at 240p, I want to enjoy the big screen experience. in order to be able to stream netflix and other sources you need unlimited, something like fios, comcast and the like, unfortunately, for some of us, this isn't an option, YET, but when it is..........I'll be off like a prom dress.
Or over-the-air (OTA) broadcast TV. It is even better HD than most cable and satellite television as there is no compression at all used. If you insist on HD over HughesNet then you will use up to 6GB/hour of you data. Just a fact, won't change and really doesn't accomplish anything to complain about it.
I get ABC, NBC, CBS, CW, Fox5, This, Me, AntennaTV and other local channels.
You are highly delusional if you think you can stream 25-30 hours on 10GB! Hughes Net does lie, outright and by ommision! I was NEVER told when I talked to them on the phone before signing up that I was limited to 10GB per month...all the guy talked about was the upload and download speeds. If you go to their website, that is also all you see. I CANNOT WAIT to end my agreement and cancel with these crooks and move my business to Exede
I don't use Hughesnet to stream video, Charles Scott, sgosheCharles McCool Unfortunately, I cannot get "over the air" TV (too close to Canada) The only option, is satellite, which I have, my point with my original comment, was that sgoshe stated that you should be able to watch 25 to 30 hrs a month with 10gb, I stated that was impossible, the reason someone would want to stream netflix, hulu and Amazon, is to use its on demand features, which are also available on Direct TV, but that uses too much bandwidth to be an option with me, I am hoping that the new 50gb package will allow me to use the on demand service occasionally.we will see.