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Old 06-19-2013, 08:48 PM
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Anyone use Dish Network internet service?

Getting ready to make my decision for TV service and internet and wanted to see if anyone out there is using Dish Network satellite internet service? If so, how is it?
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:56 PM
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My parents have it bc of the price. Obviously cheeper. But it is garbo. They hate it because of how unreliable it is. If you are needing something stable then I would not recommend it. If your a limited user just browsing the news and you don't mind it and need the savings. It would be viable.

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Old 06-19-2013, 08:57 PM
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Oh to be honest though. Depending on your cellular service. It may be cheaper to go with a Clear wireless internet system or AT&T or whoever hotspot.

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Old 06-19-2013, 08:58 PM
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Oh to be honest though. Depending on your cellular service. It may be cheaper to go with a Clear wireless internet system or AT&T or whoever hotspot. Even 3-4G speeds will be faster that dish.

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Old 06-19-2013, 09:17 PM
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You will always have sketchy internet service from satellite service because the upstream is so limited on the bandwidth.
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:24 PM
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I m using it right now.No other choice around the lake.
I watched the Masters live last month with no cutting or buffing time at all.Even when a storm hit and i lose the TV signal,Internet still work great for me.
Way better then my free dial up i was using...
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:21 PM
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You will always have sketchy internet service from satellite service because the upstream is so limited on the bandwidth.
Upstream has little to no impact on browsing the web in any way, shape, or form. The only time upstream ever matters is gaming and sharing files.

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Old 06-20-2013, 05:52 AM
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Upstream has little to no impact on browsing the web in any way, shape, or form. The only time upstream ever matters is gaming and sharing files.

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You can't upload files, or photos any faster then a dial up connection I would consider that sketchy internet service. You will have terrible voice chat and forget about video chatting on stuff like skype. Most uplinks on satellites are even slower then old 56k dial ups. Having spent a year on a satellite in the desert I'd never suggest it to anyone.

edit -- some reviews of the service.

http://hothardware.com/News/DishNET-...le-Of-Nowhere/
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:02 AM
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I may be the only one but I love my Dish Network service. We don't have internet service but have had TV with them for years.People say how unreliable it is, but I don't find that . It might go out two or three times a year due to storms but I like to think of it as having my own weather radar. If it goes out then batten down the hatches. I like the portability also, every Friday we throw the cat and the dish receiver in the car and head up to the cottage. As we are considering internet with them also, I await others comments.
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Old 06-20-2013, 09:51 AM
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We use Wildblue at our lakehouse and it is OK. About like low level DSL and it has been pretty reliable. My wife has facetime chats with her mother using it on the ipad. Don't expect a cable modem type connection and don't try online gaming and you will be fine.
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