I agree. I had intermittent reception issues for the last 6 months. A tech came out in December and said the modem reported it had reception issues. The old modem happened to be working when the tech came out but replaced the modem anyway. I signed off that the new modem "repair" was receiving data the way it should. It was around Christmas and New Year's and busy running around so I didn't have time to really test Hughes reception. When I did I experienced outages that lasted days at a time. I used the internet at work instead and hoped the issue with the Hughes system at home would get better. After weeks of this I saw it was not getting better and I called tech support to come out again. Hughes would not refund the $530 for the new modem & tech visit because they said I waited too long to call. IT WAS THE HOLIDAYS. I'm not an online gamer where every being connected every minute is life or death. I signed up for a next business day repair plan for another ~ $15/month, called tech support and another tech came out with another modem. He also spent a couple of hours aligning the dish and now I have better receive signal strength than ever and it has not dropped out. I am only out $530 for a FAULTY tech job the first time and an additional $15/month until I get rid of Hughes business service. Will not recommend Hughes satellite service due to the run-around finger-pointing phone support @ Hughes and the mistakes they are not willing to stand behind.
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