erthnsky at bellsouth.net
Tue Feb 9 21:05:46 EST 2010
Thanks for all the skype and magicjack info...I'm not sure which way I
will go yet, but I appreciate all the feedback.
Ron went over to the Skywave office and no big surprise here-it won't
work in our area. "You ain't gonna get nothing out there!", he said,
like we don't already know that. So, I am back to Hughesnet or dialup...
You what I really hate about changing over to Hughesnet? I will hate
giving up my email address. I've had the same email address for almost
> We are in a similar situation as yours, and I got hughesnet finally,
> when I was running my business out of my home. It has it's
> limitations as most here have pointed out, but overall it delivers on
> it's modest promises. We rarely hit our download limit except when
> the kids are all home with their laptops. Hughes also recently
> released some tools that make it easier to schedule update and larger
> downloads for the "free period" in the middle of the night.
> Also, in lieu of skype, I highly recommend the magicjack
> (www.magicjack.com). I know it sounds hokey to buy something touted
> in an infomercial but it actually works well. the device is 20 bucks
> and the service is 20 dollars a year for local and US and Canada long
> distance. You plug the thing into a usb port and then plug any phone
> into it. When we visited Costa Rica we took a laptop and the
> magicjack and an 8.00 phone purchased at Big Lots. Whenever we were
> near a wifi spot we could call back to our hometown, retrieve
> voicemails, stc at no cost. Ditto when a friend went to europe- I
> just let him borrow the magicjack.
> It will work on the hughesnet but it is not as good on there as it is
> on a cable modem.
> I'm going to look into the skywave service as my hughesnet contract
> is over and I can go month to month now..
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