The crew is thinking of chipping in and buying this set up. Some have CHECKED on it, in other words hearsay, and I don’t think their info is correct. One example is bandwidth amount, I went to there web site and it says 20GB between 2am-8am. Crew member was putting out unlimited use during that time. Another one was, after said amount of Bandwidth they throttle back. To my understanding it’s just cut off unless you call and buy more.
Most of the pay, kinks and such have all been agreed upon. I’m going to go to the store personally when I get off and find out some answers and get the stuff in black and white to bring back on the next hitch. I see a lot of boats with the system running around Fourchon.
For those that have this system what plan do you have and how do you control it. I was on a boat that got it just as I left to go to another boat. The had some kind of a thing/program that you could divide up the bandwidth up for each user. This prevented some jackA** from using all the bandwidth up because they felt they were entitled to download 15 movies on their $15. You use up your bandwidth your done for the month.
How does it work when off shore by the rig on Standby?
How many can use it. On the website for hughsnet it says up to 10 email accounts. Is that it? Is there a way around it?
I use my phone data while in port so no big deal as does the rest of the crew. Looking at using this for off-shore purposes.
Everyone is good on the cost, understands most likely we will have to replace the ant. every two years yada, yada, yada…
Looking also for the bad things that we may encounter but would rather only hear what you have experienced not what you heard or your opinion on how you THINK it will happen if you know what I mean. Negativity is always easier to bring up then a solution.
The boat I came off of was thinking of getting a motor to add to the ant. so it would track that satellite. Not for sure how that came out. I would ask them a lot of questions but it seems like we are never in at the same time.