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post #1 of 52 Old 07-28-2009, 03:02 PM Thread Starter
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ok i need to get high speed. im going to call sprint since we have a tower in front of the house for a data card. the other is satellite. way more expensive but i have no choice.

so for the people who have em and dont, what are your thoughts on which one to go with? i need the 1.5mb for a fam of 5.

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Get a data card from sprint. They work great Satellite is too expense

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If you have a blackberry you can use that as a data card too

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i been using sprint for the past 4 years, been very happy with it.

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My in-laws have HughesNet and it is decent, BUT if you have a lot of activity, (i.e. downloading, uploading, etc) streaming doesn;t effect it as bad but after a while the connection just kind craps out... after a few hours its cool again. I also cannot log onto a Jeep forum I frequent via the Sat connection. I know its the connection now as the same laptop at my house (dsl) will connect and the wifes grandparents also have the sat. and I can't connect there either. Just lettin you know

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Try this, Bocky............My parents have the broadband and it is very good.

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Try this, Bocky............My parents have the broadband and it is very good.

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im in texas, not nevada : thanks tho. for the same wireless type, im 5mi from the outside ring.

sprint has a 5gb cap. so forget that. we will exceede it at some point.

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im in texas, not nevada : thanks tho. for the same wireless type, im 5mi from the outside ring.

sprint has a 5gb cap. so forget that. we will exceede it at some point.
Ive never run into a data cap with sprint

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Avoid the sat connection if at all possible. The speed of light and the 22,500 mi to/from the bird is just too much for a decent internet connection. The delay is usually about 1/4 sec each way withe extra added for environmental conditions. The sat will work for general browsing, but sucks for time critical stuff like audio/video communications, gaming and secure connections ie. HTTPS and VPN. I vote for the Sprint connection, just be sure to read the fine print on the transfer limits so you don't end up with a astronomical bill.

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Ive never run into a data cap with sprint
i was told the old sprint data plans didnt have a cap. the new plan on the web site shows the cap and its like .05 a meg over

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Avoid the sat connection if at all possible. The speed of light and the 22,500 mi to/from the bird is just too much for a decent internet connection. The delay is usually about 1/4 sec each way withe extra added for environmental conditions. The sat will work for general browsing, but sucks for time critical stuff like audio/video communications, gaming and secure connections ie. HTTPS and VPN. I vote for the Sprint connection, just be sure to read the fine print on the transfer limits so you don't end up with a astronomical bill.
we do banking, browsing and some youtubing. im not a online gamer or do secure connections.

there is no other means of hsi besides sprint and i think we can top the cap easily.

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huges has a 17gb down and a 5gb up cap. so im good there and dont plan to go over.

idk now. ill have to think on it.

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