satalite internet

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Country Living Farm, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. Country Living Farm

    Country Living Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Florida
    does anyone have one? I will be up and running in a few more month just starting to hatch again and some for sale in a few weeks. Anyways, where we are moving not internet at all. I am stuck with sat or a card from tmobile or something like that. Anyone have suggestions on what you use?

    Tks
     
  2. secuono

    secuono Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
    Virginia
    I went from high speed to dial up after we moved. It really sucks, but slow internet is better than none. My fiance said it was too costly and just not fast enough, that they also limited it.
     
  3. carolinagirl58

    carolinagirl58 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2011
    Lugoff, SC
    I don't have it (thank goodness) but I know a few people who do and they HATE it. It's expensive and not very good. Probably better than dial up, but worth the extra money? I just don't know.
     
  4. ChicKat

    ChicKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    If you are used to corporate or cable speed---you will think satellite is slow.

    compared to dial up speed it is fast.

    check out 'Wild Blue'. I think it is excellent. Only on very occaisional stormy times does the satellite connection not work.

    good luck with your search.
     
  5. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    We have Hughes Net because we live out in the boonies. We lose service every time it rains. [​IMG]
     
  6. sfw2

    sfw2 Global Menace

    We have Hughes Net. It's better than dial-up, but doesn't work well with my work network (VPN), and is iffy in stormy weather. We pay extra for a small business plan, but we're still subject to airtime limits.

    No cable/FIOS available where we live, either.
     
  7. P-Funk

    P-Funk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live in the boonies, too. Directtv told me they couldn't use my existing dish, so I'm SOL. 1.5 mps is the fastest I'll ever get here untill they run the new fiber optic cable by. For now it's DSL.
     
  8. Country Living Farm

    Country Living Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Florida
    has anyone tried using the mobile sticks from cell phone comp for there internet. I know tmobile has one for 49.95 with an unlimited data. It does slow down once you reach 5g but still faster than dial up?
     
  9. Henicillin

    Henicillin Pill Counting Pullet

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    I have HughesNet, and I can't wait to be rid of it, to the point that I may end up ponying up for the hefty early termination fees just to dump them. Download limitations, slow service (especially during peak usage times), multiple hardware failures, and no service every time the weather is cruddy have not made me a very happy camper. [​IMG]

    We do have FairPoint DSL available to us, which I hear is less than spectacular itself, but at least you can use it without having to check your download allotment obsessively. That'll probably be our next service.

    The kicker is that Time Warner's lines currently end something like 1/8 of a mile from us. I hated their cable service, but I'd cheerfully give up a digit or two to have Roadrunner back.
     
  10. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I hane HughesNet where I currently live because I am a measly thousand feet past the AT&T limit for DSL. I rather like HughesNet, and had planned on having it installed up where I am moving in the Sierra foothills.

    Very few problems in the three, almost four years I've had it, except that when there IS a problem, getting service out to check it out and repair it takes days. (Turns out the first installer didn't secure the dish well enough and a big windstorm blew it off the satellite beam.). Once the tech arrived, he stayed until it got done, and was very pleasant, friendly, and informative.

    Right now I'm using my iPad, but that's pretty limited. I will want satellite service once I am all moved in.
     

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