by far the worst internet on the planet. im actually moving just to get better internet than this crappy 20g cap... pointless useless stupid biggest waste of money ive ever spent in my life. no wonder hughes net is on its way out. its as bad as america online= speed and qaulity. i feel like im online in the 90s again
What do you mean it is on it's way out !!!??? HughesNet Gen4 isn't going anywhere, they have signed up & in 2018 will be partners with One Web which is headed up by the owner of Virgin Mobile, then mini-satellites will be launched into outer space but closer to earth, this will enable the whole world, India & Africa included with Wi-Fi internet !!! Google it !!! I have Ultra plan & stream movies, facebook, surf the web, & write e-mail with 60 gb's left over an month !!! I guess you underbought your plan !!!???
Welcome to the community and thanks for posting! I'm sorry to hear that you are unsatisfied with your service. From your account history I see that all of your calls have been due to running out of data allowance. Having a data cap does take some getting used to. Good thing is, we have some tips in helping you conserve data and get rid of data leaks. Whether you are watching videos or just browsing, there are many factors that could affect how fast data is used on your network.
First thing I would do is use a browser like Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Or Safari. These browsers offer useful extensions like ad blockers that will help you in using less data, and have a smoother browsing experience in general. This extension is from Chrome that I use myself:
Second take note that many more devices are capable of connecting to the internet: phones, tablets, gaming consoles, SmartTVs, and even refrigerators can connect wirelessly to the internet. Keep track of what devices you leave running on Wi-Fi.
Do you have Windows 10? Your computer and any other programs you use will often keep working in the background, even if you're not actively using that program, in order to keep your system/program up-to-date. Anti-virus programs will periodically use your internet connection to check back with their malware database for any updates. You should have an option to turn off auto-updates and/or schedule them for a later time. You can also set automatic windows updates to run only during the bonus period if you have windows 7 or below. Win 8/8.1 and Win10 will allow some control of this mainly with its metered connection settings however here is a more in depth way to help you with Win10 data management. Take a look here:
For streaming lovers and multimedia content: Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, news sites, and other websites will contain videos, animated gifs, and sound clips that may start playing as soon as you land on the site. So much content, so easily available almost everywhere on the internet. For starters, try disabling auto-play video on Facebook: