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  1. This thread was already degraded when I got here. Wildblue states: "WildBlue's always-on broadband Internet connection provides a user experience similar to most DSL services" Because Wildblue isn't an "always-on" broadband Internet connection? Why? Because it may go out when it comes a storm. "Raise the monthly price." Yeah, that'll go over REALLY well! WB has launched another satellite in orbit that is supposed to be on later this year that will help out in the south. About the WB forums. Most of the time it's the same thing, different day, different people. They come on there DEMANDING something, because they can't play online games or that their VPN doesn't work. Then there are them that need legitimate help or answers. A lot of the "regulars" first came on there not too happy with WB, but the mods helped them in a way that Customer Service could not. Because apparently you know Tech Support only can say what they are "told" to say. I don't know who you are talking about advertising. All I EVER see is HughesNet commercials on my TV. You're right, they make sure to go out of their way to grab a poor dial up soul (and even people on DSL that THINK satellite is a newer technology and it's better) and promise them the world and then some, and then have them sucked in for 2 years -- nagging them about every 6-12 months to upgrade to their "newer and best" modem. Shit. You got that right.
  2. Well, I personally don't always follow what OTHER people say about something (which I'm sure half were just misinformed and had expectations that were not [and will not ever be] in sync with satellite internet). Therefore, they got screwed on their behalf, because A LOT (just about everyone that comes on the forums) do not research before signing a contract. Then complain about something that if -- IF-- they had researched, then they would have decided THEN that it was not for them and to move on to something that is more in sync with their expectations on internet access. I go my own experiences, and so far I have had nothing but good come from WildBlue. I can not say, that if something "better" (as in not satellite), I wouldn't jump on that. So far, it's either WB or HN. I've had my share with HN, and I decided to give WB a try and WB worked with me on some things.
  3. And allow you to continue your propaganda. I think not. Also, sorry you feel that way.
  4. Obviously WB refuse to pay them and they got pissed. It's not law that they HAVE to be "accredited". Get on the next bus.
  5. Looks like the only thing that are kept updated on that bias site is HughesNet. At the bottom it says that WB just "recently" launched WB1.
  6. Probably shouldn't use the BBB as your personal army against companies. Please.
  7. Wildblue has recently released a user-tool that does show "signal strength" but probably not that you can understand. Check it out at: www.wildblue.com/pulse
  8. Someone needs to debunk all this misguided information instead of following it.
  9. I just love how you post a "source" that has HughesNet stamped all over it, also it says "An authorized HughesNet reseller". That's what you call a "fair" comparison?! Just SOME of the misinformation it list: 1) WildBlue has just recently went OVER 400,000 installations. 2) WildBlue has 3 satellites, and it uses spot-beam technology, instead of using individual satellites for each "portion" of the world. 3) There is no "Limitation on number of computers connected to system" that I'm aware of. 4) That bias site conveniently skips on WildBlue's special offers. $99 standard installation 5) Wildblue does have extra plans available. They are called Enterprise accounts. 6) Their take on WB's FAP You are not reduced for the "remainder" of the 30 days. It make take 3 days, it may take 2 weeks, depending on your usage from the 30 days before. Therefore, you can download over 300MB a day if you wish, and then cut down some. You are reduced to 128Kbps, perhaps they forgot the "1" -- but I think not. Sigh
  10. Satellite is only for those with no [good] alternative. Compare it to DSL, of course it sucks. It's like comparing Dial Up to Fiber. Wildblue Corporate has a forum up and running for a year now, with active WB employees that have solved many problems. HN or no other has that. Like I've said, the bottom line is: A GOOD INSTALL. WB has been saying they are trying to wean the bad ones out for a while now. But some of the ones that install WB, also install HN.
  11. You like it because it's honest? It's not a hidden fact that there ARE some bad installers in the business (that are not actually "employed" by WB, mind you). Both WB and HN. I bet probably half of people having problems, were due to a faulty install by a lazy installer. That should be reported to WB, not the BBB, for christ sake.
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