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#1 angelj247


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Posted 01 June 2014 - 02:26 PM

Hi ... I live in south Mississippi in an area where the only internet options are dialup and satellite.I have a PC with windows 7 64bit and a new RCA android tablet. I want to get rid of my dialup and get satellite. The two I see most advertised are exede and hughesnet. I'm currently undecided which one to go with. I currently use internet for email...online shopping........general web browsing. I am not into online games...wouldn't mind being able to watch an occasional video or listen to online radio. I see the 10 gb plans offered as well as others but dont
t really understand what that means. About how much time would you have to spend on the internet to reach 10 GB? I guess it depends on what is done...sorry if a dumb question. Can anyone give me any insight or recommendations...just want to learn what I can before buying. Thanks...Joy

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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 05:12 PM

E-mail, browsing, on-line shopping, banking and so on use very little bandwidth. Internet wireless uses a bit more because you are downloading a constant stream of data - the signal. Downloading video is the most bandwidth intensive.


Basically, you could browse 24/7 and not use up your 10 Gb but three or four films a month would wipe it out. Either of these potential suppliers should have FAQs on their web-sites which should give you some guidance on what you can get for that allowance.


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