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CFerguson

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Posted: 11/16/20 06:18pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

edatlanta, i think you nailed it. hilarious!

Billy, i was TRYING to teach something by stating what i had read about the weather conditions that Starlink excels in (btw, it was all of them in case you missed it). Not everything is about your posts. And as to my words, i have watched you do worse to other folks in the preceding months. I try to talk to people in a manner similar to how they speak. If you want to sarcasm at me, Git After It! I can laugh at myself with the best of em. Some of your stuff does actually get a good grin from me, bion.

I still cant believe this is something that anyone believes (I'm not really sure you arent trolling us on this. Seriously, i think youre smarter than that). From Wall St analysts to tech wizards to everyone who hates the way that the cable and phone companies (o yeah, Starlink's voip is gonna reek havoc there too) to people....well, dang near Everyone is chomping at the bit for Starlink to go nationwide. Can Unreliable dish companies with exclusion zones (both regional and under trees)compete with cheaper (or even close) with completly reliable and GAWDAWFULFASTER internet?

I understand that some very few will still cling to the old ways of doing things. Heck i have a childhood friend who only has a landline and doesnt want the internet. I've offered to fix him up and cover all costs but he just cant handle the change. I KNOW he would like it. He was one of the smartest people in our large HS and he loves playing on the computer i gave him but he is someone who just cant handle change anymore.

And let me say again. If you want your Dish, you can keep it. If it works for you, I am happy for you. Really. But the rest of us are going to be taking the rocketship speeds down the Inturweb Turnpike!

Heres the first 2 results of a DDG search if youd like to read up on the future:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File$Starlink_satellites_in_orbit_since_May_2019_(target_%3D_1440).svg

((edited to say place a colon in place of the $ in the above link. the software here sees it as an emoticon ))

https://www.whistleout.com/Internet/Guides/starlink-satellite-internet-vs-viasat-hughesnet (Elon has said No Caps)

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Posted: 11/16/20 09:00pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

time2roll wrote:

NamMedevac 70 wrote:

Like everything else the rest of the world will receive this service for free or very cheap reduced rates. Just saying.
Will be interesting when places like China, N Korea, Middle East get unfiltered communication with the world.


Chinese are quite inovative
They just launched 6G comunications satelites into space

https://youtu.be/LxaanrLX6j8

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Posted: 11/17/20 04:18am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I had dish for many years until they got to expensive, along with Verizon copper lines then cable internet. Cable internet is the only game where we live, so I dropped Dish and Verizon and have package tv, internet and phones from Cable. Of course I now no longer have Dish on the Road.

Yes satellite is affected by weather, without a heated dish had to throw snowballs at it to knock off the snow and yes when a big thunderhead comes through it will block your signal a does heavy downpours.

It will take some time, but with companies expanding internet to get around cable companies soon we will have more choices. For now both cellular and wifi repeaters are in my rig and occasionally that all fails and we drive over to a hot spot with the laptop and do a download. Always carry dvd's on board for remote camping that we do a lot. But Hey if you got the pesos buy what you need and enjoy it. hughes offers broadband and tv. Theres a doctor who camps by us and has the hughes dish on his mega 4x4 truck camper.


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Posted: 11/17/20 07:29am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

CFerguson wrote:

edatlanta, i think you nailed it. hilarious!

Billy, i was TRYING to teach something by stating what i had read about the weather conditions that Starlink excels in (btw, it was all of them in case you missed it). Not everything is about your posts. And as to my words, i have watched you do worse to other folks in the preceding months. I try to talk to people in a manner similar to how they speak. If you want to sarcasm at me, Git After It! I can laugh at myself with the best of em. Some of your stuff does actually get a good grin from me, bion.

I still cant believe this is something that anyone believes (I'm not really sure you arent trolling us on this. Seriously, i think youre smarter than that). From Wall St analysts to tech wizards to everyone who hates the way that the cable and phone companies (o yeah, Starlink's voip is gonna reek havoc there too) to people....well, dang near Everyone is chomping at the bit for Starlink to go nationwide. Can Unreliable dish companies with exclusion zones (both regional and under trees)compete with cheaper (or even close) with completly reliable and GAWDAWFULFASTER internet?

I understand that some very few will still cling to the old ways of doing things. Heck i have a childhood friend who only has a landline and doesnt want the internet. I've offered to fix him up and cover all costs but he just cant handle the change. I KNOW he would like it. He was one of the smartest people in our large HS and he loves playing on the computer i gave him but he is someone who just cant handle change anymore.

And let me say again. If you want your Dish, you can keep it. If it works for you, I am happy for you. Really. But the rest of us are going to be taking the rocketship speeds down the Inturweb Turnpike!

Heres the first 2 results of a DDG search if youd like to read up on the future:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File$Starlink_satellites_in_orbit_since_May_2019_(target_%3D_1440).svg

((edited to say place a colon in place of the $ in the above link. the software here sees it as an emoticon ))

https://www.whistleout.com/Internet/Guides/starlink-satellite-internet-vs-viasat-hughesnet (Elon has said No Caps)


You won't be taking rocketships anywhere as the service is not available. Until it is, I am very happy with DirecTV! Even if it became available today, was fully mobile, only cost $500 for the hardware and only cost $99/month, I would still be better off with my DirecTV and AT&T internet.
I would have to send a PM to explain just how I feel about you and your attacks but your suggestion in another thread that we should have lunch is so never going to happen!
You win, I can't take any more. You have been blocked.


What I post is my 2 cents and nothing more. Please don't read anything into my post that's not there. If you disagree, that's OK.
Can't we all just get along?

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Posted: 11/17/20 12:07pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Billy, why wont you meet me for lunch if we are close? I'll buy. Bring your partner if you want. Depending on where you are exactly, i probably know the good spots too. I really think ftf helps folks understand each other better. Typing words can never convey the true subtlety/nuances that speech can.

Again, i am completely happy for anyone who likes their current dish, landline, or even bright plaid yellow bell bottoms (well, that last one is a white lie, those things are hideously offensive to my eyes). This is America and Capitalism and the Freedom to Choose! But looking at what Elon has done in such a short period of time(!), what the projected timeline is.....well, i just dont see how the old services can have any future. RIP old guard, you were fun while you lasted. Refusal to see whats coming will get you run over. If i can help you, or anyone, function better and enjoy life more (and save money!!!), then the world is just a little bit better place.
Starlink: gawdawfulfaster, cheaper, more coverage, and laughs at current dish's obstructions. Born 2020 amidst troubled times, matured 2021(?), dominated 2022+.....
- champy ferguson who doesnt believe that billy has blocked him since the last time he said "i'm done with this thread, no more posts" he came back 4 more times.

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Posted: 11/17/20 01:57pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

In traditional accounting startup recoupment cost was spread out over a long period of time so as not to scare off customers with high prices. There is no longer this incentive for Musk as only a few operators provide satellite internet service and they know a large number of people have to have this unique service. The other two long time operators recovered their startup cost many decades ago IMHO but seem to maintain high prices from what I read on this forum. I remember a few things from my accounting major. I have several free and cheap streaming internet movie options from now standard internet wifi. Just saying

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Posted: 11/17/20 02:12pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

NamMedevac 70 wrote:

I have several free and cheap streaming internet movie options from now standard internet wifi. Just saying
Would you mind defining "now standard internet wifi"? It never occurred to me there was any such animal. Do you mean a wifi access point to cable Internet access or something else?

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Posted: 11/17/20 02:34pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

magicbus wrote:

NamMedevac 70 wrote:

I have several free and cheap streaming internet movie options from now standard internet wifi. Just saying
Would you mind defining "now standard internet wifi"? It never occurred to me there was any such animal. Do you mean a wifi access point to cable Internet access or something else?

Dave


With my spectum internet service I receive tons of free movies using visio TV apps with crackle, filmrise, etc. Also lot of free movies from my Roku (one time fee) device with all their free apps and as Amazon Prime member ($100.00 per year) I watch many free or dirt cheap movies. I also get free IMDB movies with ADs plus free movies on YouTube non paid with and without ads. Some movies on Roku and Visio have Ads

For backup and traveling I have original cheap Mobley plan and device. I don't really need Mobley but keeping it. My spectrum monthly internet bill is $59.00 with free access to nation wide wifi access points if needed. I get most live network news channels from apps on Roku and Visio TV

For a one time fee of $40.00 I have firestick for additional free movies but a lot of this is duplication from the other devices I already have. For phone service I have a very old AT&T prepaid plan that works just fine for me with no data service or charges. Captain Happy

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Posted: 11/17/20 02:56pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Must be nice to have decent cable service. Comcast, our only choice here, is just not good so I use my Mobley plan in a Netgear cell modem to power my home network. I would imagine I would dump Directv and switch to Starlink and stream when the time comes.

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magicbus wrote:

Must be nice to have decent cable service. Comcast, our only choice here, is just not good so I use my Mobley plan in a Netgear cell modem to power my home network. I would imagine I would dump Directv and switch to Starlink and stream when the time comes.

Dave


Yes Dave we are both fortunate to have the mobley at $23.00 and change a month. Starlink sounds like may be a great option for Satellite users. The more internet options the better for everyone. I have also found in my travels there are many free wifi locations for news, weather and even movie watching at places such as Starbucks, casinos, major truck stop centers, etc. Our smartphones will smell out these wifi critters.

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