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Old 03-02-2013, 10:27 AM   #1
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Has anyone tried "Hughs Net" or some other type of satellite internet service? We currently use an "air card" from Verizon and I'd like to find something more reliable.

I was talking with a company last summer that I can't seem to find now that sold "Motostatt" antennas but they were 5K. I've been told they're out of business now.
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:10 PM   #2
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Dave you're right. Version has hammered my business for years. Weak service and mucho $$$$. We use a hotspot for multiple devices on the road and it's costly. At home we just use the high speed internet and much cheaper. Hope someone comes up with a good reliable mobil alternative.
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:11 PM   #3
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That would be Verizon
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Old 03-02-2013, 01:59 PM   #4
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I have a iPhone 5 with unlimited data on Att that's jail broke and I can use my laptop thru it or use my ipad 3 on Verizon as a hot spot it works better than my Verizon card ever did that way I'm covered almost anywhere and at around $250 a month it's cheap
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Internet access is a 'must' for me since I will be working on the road. I have looked at various alternatives in terms of speed, reliability and most importantcost. The best alternative for me is a smartphone with dataplan. For $60 a month I get unlimited airtime, unlimited long distance, unlimited messagingand1 GB of data,albeit only in Canada, but that works for me. Extra data is charged at $10 for each extraGB. I can communicate with my clients for about $70 to $80 a month. Compared to land lines and wired internet I consider that to be pretty reasonable. The huge disadvantage with respect to satellite is that I must be within earshot of a cell tower. I did purchase a cell phone signal amplifier to try and deal with weak signals.
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Old 03-02-2013, 03:47 PM   #6
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I use verizon "hotspot". $50 per month for 5GB data. Have traveled all over the country and have received good service.
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I haventpurchased it yet, but plan to use the Millenicom 3G/4G Hotspothttps://members.millenicom.com/members/order.php?step=1&productGroup=23&product=1 15

You purchase the MiFi Hotspot device for $99.99 and the monthly service fee is $69.99 for 20G. There is no contract and you can cancel whenever you choose to do so.
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Old 03-02-2013, 06:51 PM   #8
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We also use the verizon MIFI 5gb for 50.00 prior to that we used a t-mobile data card and then a verizon data card. I would certainly say that Verizon covers more of the country than any other mobile carrier/per square mile, and the cost is affordable.

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Old 04-28-2014, 01:27 AM   #9
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Bumping this again, since its been a while... Anyone have anything good going on with internet access these days? I mean, is anyone actually content with their solution? This is a tough one. Thanks.
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Bumping this again, since its been a while... Anyone have anything good going on with internet access these days? I mean, is anyone actually content with their solution? This is a tough one. Thanks.
Which cell service do you have? What we do (works very well for us) is buy a data plan on our cell service and set our phone up to be a hot spot. You can then run laptops, tablets or anything else through the phone as a wifi connection using the data of yourvcell plan. We use it a lot with very good results. We have AT&T.
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