Sad thing is I started off with the best package hughesnet has to offer, had the tech come out and install the dish. Interesting bit is the dish is situated on the wrong side of the house and the take off angle of the dish matches that of my roof. I'm no expert but I would assume that has an impact on my signal when I transmit but oh well... Anyhow, dish up, router up, all lights green and ugghhhh.... I run a speed test and see my download speed is less then a 1Mbps but my upload is at 6Mbps... I'm not kidding, I ran the test 15 times to make sure I was reading it backwards... Anywho, I test the speed with other tools all with similar outcomes. I call hughesnet to confirm there is an issue and they tell me that there is no issue and these are the speeds I should be seeing.... Pretty sure I read something on the plan that mentioned 25Mbps down. I'm not new to advertised numbers and never have a seen numbers match as advertised with anyone but **bleep**, every other ISP Ive used has been close to the mark for their price but hughesnet takes the cake. Speeds nowhere near advertised. And here is the kicker, once all the data was used I was expecting the internet to not work at all but came to realise that my data ended sooner then I expected and hadn't even noticed it. I still have the same speeds. So I called again, this time the tech was more helpful and gave me a few tokens so we can run some tests and found with mutual agreement that the service was indeed slower then frozen snot thawing in a snowstorm. The tech asked me what I wanted to do... Without hesitation I asked for my plan to be dropped to the lowest possible and cheapest plan available, I even asked if there was a plan not advertised thats like 10 bucks a month because for this service, thats about all its worth but to no avail. Anyways, now i have a plan for a service I barely use... I actually run most everything through my phone because I have better service with a better plan for cheaper tethering my phone then I get with anything hughesnet has to offer... Really kinda of interesting, that to get service worse then 1990's 56k dial up speeds, you gotta pay out your **bleep** till your nose bleeds. And the best part is you are not even guaranteed service, the satellite could fall from space and you would still be stuck paying the bill because of a contract. The contract should have been a red flag, simply because thats ultimately the only reason why hughesnet still has custumers.
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