I am seeing my usage spiral. Many blogs seem to be addressing the potential of Excede increasing maximum monthly available GBs, over the current 25. I am VERY interested. Pass this on to your marketing team..Jay Walsh, Petaluma California:
I would like Exede to consider offering a slower speed plan with MUCH more data flexibility for people not wanting or needing the speed to be happy, at least until they can offer their Freedom plan to everyone. People can try it and see if it meets their needs. However, no complaining if your videos buffer or your files take a long time to upload or download if you accept the slower speed. ;-) But there are a LOT of us out here that want more convenient access and don't mind putting up with slower speeds to get it. Not sure what speed that would have to be with the latency though.
when I had the old hughes plan, with only 1 mbs download and 1 mbs upload speeds (I know, sounds shockingly low these days)., I could still stream movies and tvs shows, like from the amazon prime instant videos...lots of buffering and I had to set the quality to the lowest possible, but I could still watch/enjoy.,But what I don't know is whether technologically having lower speeds means that exede could offer a significantly higher data allowance without causing enough congestion to be a problem overall..when I had that plan I paid what I am paying for the exede basic plan now, and I only had a data allowance of 7 gb per month. Meaning I didn't do much streaming outside of LNFZ!
I see 50 gig promotional plans, very reasonable prices. New customers only. Both Hughesnet and exceed offer them. I hope I wont have to cancel exceed to get hughsnet plan,I am waiting for exceed to offer us old customers the additional data plan. Its like 50 gig for $125 monthly. I pay Exceed $90 monthly now for about ten days of internet.
I noticed that Verizon is now offering a 30 GB plan for only $40. more than we are paying on our current cell phone service. We are tempted but still hope to get connected to one of the two possible fixed wireless services with some tweaking. Overall there was quite a bit of lowering in their prices though so worth watching. I also noted that AT&T was offering a competing plan at a similar price as well. Not sure what other mobile providers are offering because those are the only two signals that reach us here reliably.
I honestly think it's crap that new customers get twice the amount that loyal customers do. So it tells me that the company is more focused on adding accounts than maintaining the existing ones. I have asked for a business plan since I work from home and have been told no. I hate the fact that some customers are paying half of what I do and receiving unlimited internet.