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Last post Wed, Jun 1 2011 6:35 PM by Virginia Needlewoman. 3 replies.
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  • Wed, Jun 1 2011 11:19 AM

    Internet Providers

    Mom bought me my HughesNet dish in 2007.I was locked into a 15 month contract.

    I tried to get the protection plan for my dish, but HughesNet told me there wasn't one.

    I lost my dish on April 16th when the tornado hit.

    It would cost $129.00 to relace the dish. It would cost $79.99 a month for service.

    I opted to buy a Verizon Hotbox for around $50.00. It will support up to 5 computers ! I opted to buy the insurance on the device. I pay around $60.00 a month for service not counting the insurance.

    I am saving money by switching to the Verizon Hotbox. I'm also helping my finances at the same time because I own shares of Verizon stock. I have had my stock for years and it pays $1.95 a share dividends annually. I own a nice amount of this stock and I just let it do its thing of splitting, etc., and as a result, I own more than the 125 shares I started out with when it was given to me. My dividend check is my mad money.

    Anyway, by switching to a Hotbox I save over $200.00 annually on my ISP plus there was a big savings on the difference between the cost of the HughesNet dish and the Verizon Hotbox.

    I do love to save $$$ !!!

  • Wed, Jun 1 2011 11:22 AM In reply to

    Re: Internet Providers

    Cable was not an option for me. It doesn't come on my street. If it were an option, I would try bundling services to get the best deal.

  • Wed, Jun 1 2011 11:47 AM In reply to

    Re: Internet Providers

    I'll be interested to hear how your reception is with the HotBox; I've been considering looking for other options besides cable internet, as Comcast has a lock on cable in this area - cable internet is only available with cable TV, and if I can find a good enough deal on internet, I'd consider dropping at least part of the cable service (I have enhanced basic, I think it's called) because so much of what I watch is available online or via my Netflix subscription.
  • Wed, Jun 1 2011 6:35 PM In reply to

    Re: Internet Providers


    It downloads faster than HughesNet. Not sure if it could do movies or not. It is 5 gbs a month. Hope that helps you understand it better.

    I do not like Windows7 and a laptop,but I was tired of the library.

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