I must use the TOR browser to get to a virgin visit to Exede.net.
Someone called me from the Redding Ca area asking about satellite Internet. I of course talked-up Exede but when I go to Exede.net to tell them what they can expect in the way of plans I CANNOT get around the customer portal. There is NO WAY to give a perspective customer any information about Exede that is meaningful. Clicking the fake "Not a customer yet" link at the bottom left portion of the page is a lesson in futility. It always returns back to the same stupid page I have no use for. Any link/button on the page is useless.
I downloaded and installed the TOR browser, reached Exede.net from Germany and got the page ANYONE should be able to reach. It really pisses me off when my VPN (one of the best in the world) cannot reach Exede.net as a non-customer either. I'm not deleting all my cookies just to do this. My advice to my friend: "Wait, Exede is still in it's infancy, it needs to grow up and learn a few things before it will be a viable choice." It shouldn't be THAT HARD to have the "Not a customer yet" link actually work.
Word-of-mouth can bring subscribers but not when I can't even tell someone what plans are in their area when they don't have any Internet yet themselves to look it up.
As it turns out, Exede is NOT a good choice around Redding: Who in their right mind would want any of these plans? I cropped-off the part that shows $99.00 for standard installation, oops.