Wow! Thank you for this info! I'm not sure the Verizon network extender is the same thing hughesnet offers. If it is and hughesnets doesn't use data, that's definitely the better option. Is there a way to see how much data each device is using? We both have cell phones, my daughter has a laptop. One robot vacuum on wifi. One blow up hot tub on wifi. The big thing is the Verizon network extender. I can actually get 4g and not have to use wifi when the network extender is hooked up. Without it, I have zero bars of anything and can't even place a phone call. We don't watch movies or Netflix because it buffers constantly. The last movie I watched took about 5 hrs to get through. Really just surging web, shopping, snapchat for my daughter. Snapchat video calls too
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Hopefully the community has answers, nobody else does. I live in a remote area. The only option I have is satellite internet. No dsl available. Hughesnet started out decent, but I'm paying for a higher plan and still use up the high speed within 3 days. 1 teen, 1 adult. I have a Verizon network extender plugged in or my location service doesn't work, nor am I able to make a phone call. This uses a lot of data, but it's necessary to have plugged in. When my high speed runs out, I'm typically throttled to a speed so slow it's not usable. Often times it's less than .09 mbps and we pages don't even load. I can't even connect with hn support over chat because without wifi, there is no signal whatsoever where I live. I drive up the road and get in an argument with customer support, they tell me the same bs every time I call and I flip out and they hang up on me. No joke. My questions are... - Is there a way to change settings on modem so the high speed isn't consumed in 3 days? Instead of it being 25mbps for a short time, can I set it to be 4mbps so it will last longer? - Is there any other option for location services and phone calls without the network extender using so much data - when my speed is throttled less than 2mbps as hn advertises to be the minimum speed (I did see they recently addended this section), am I basically out of luck for the rest of the month.i can't afford to buy tokens anymore. My bill doubled last month because of buying tokens due to speed to slow to even use - probably not appropriate for this forum, but are there any other providers that would work better for those living in very remote areas? Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'm at my wits end with this internet. My daughter has to go to my mom's to do homework because ours won't load. For the amount I pay, it's just not fair.
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