Wish there was a dish for RV

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We were lied to from the very beginnings with Exede. We are planning on going on the road full time in our RV and was told BEFORE we signed up that Exede was coming out with a portable dish set up that would work during our travels. Almost two years later and it hasn't happened. The day my contract expires Verizon will be my new internet provider !!!!!
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Robert Estoker

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  • Lied to by this company !

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computer1949

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They have portable Dish it's on YouTube just Look up viasat portable Dish
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computer1949

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They have portable Dish it's on YouTube just Look up viasat portable Dish
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Diana, Viasat Employee

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 computer1949, At this time Exede is not selling a portable dish for the residential customers.   
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Bev, Champion

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Wish y'all did. I know a semi that would have a mobile dish on it in short order. (especially if you got a discount on mobile service for having home service too.)
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Diana_L

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why not? !
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Alex, Viasat Corporate Communications

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I'm sorry to hear about that misunderstanding but no, we don't have an RV solution at this time (although it's something we're considering). The issue with a mobile device like this boils down to the antenna dish itself. It has to be pointed at the satellite at all times, which means it has to be a steerable (moving) antenna. We have these for the airlines that we serve with in-flight Wi-Fi, but the cost of the equipment is prohibitive for an individual user. Dish does have a product like this for receiving video. For internet, it's a lot trickier because you have to have it going two ways. 
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Bev, Champion

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Limited market too. Only people on the go for the majority of the year would want it, even at current residential prices. Truck drivers, RVers that relocate weekly or monthly, that's about it.
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A lot of RV parks have internet now. Wireless also in a lot of areas for truck drivers. What might have made sense a decade ago makes even less sense today.
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Cookie Hudgens

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We Rv Full time, staying in one place 5-6 months. WiFi in RV parks is barely usable in most cases (after 11 years RVing I feel I'm knowledgable ) A portable dish allows me to use the service for my long term (5-6 months) residence and pack the dish away while traveling out of primary service area. Verizon "Unlimited" has restriction of 15gb when it slows making it useless for streaming. 15gb is sucked up quickly when streaming. We have the Verizon Jetpack MiFi we purchased specifically for streaming Unlimited. Big mistake
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Stephen Hamstra

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I agree.  I believe that the portable RV market could be very, very lucrative for Viasat and I hope that they reconsider their current position.  I work fulltime on the road and my cellular hot spot and WIFI extender do not provide the needed bandwidlth.  Very, very few RV parks have WIFI with adequate bandwidth.
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I agree if the antenna was priced reasonably all RVers would be buying it! And there probably be a lot more RVers, too...
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BenjaminB

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Perhaps the sales representative was thinking of the Dish Networks Tailgater. Or they where just telling you what you want to hear. 
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HD self tuning dishes for Directv are super expensive as it is, and there is a lot bigger market for DirecTV. If it doesnt make financial sense, a company isnt going to do it.