DirecTV/Exede Bundle

gdstout

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Jul 7, 2013
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I have a friend that is about to sign up a bundle with DirecTV and Exede. He can currently get DSL. I have tried to discourage him from signing up with Exede. Am I wrong in doing that?
 

ZandarKoad

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Depends. If all he uses the internet for is email, facebook, and news sites, AND if Excede is cheaper, then I'd say it might be a good idea.

If he does video or audio streaming on a regular basis, if he games over the internet, or if DSL is cheaper, then I'd say it's a bad idea.

Not enough information, IMHO.
 

Teehar

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Just mention to your friend,that if they go over the data cap,they will be throttled,and possibly have to pay overage fees.
 

gdstout

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I did. I thought the rule of thumb was satellite internet only if you couldn't do anything else..

Our phone company does require a landline with DSL. That runs the cost up.
 

Teehar

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There are a few rare instances where sat internet could beat dsl.Some dsl providers only offer 1.5Mb or lower speeds.
 

Bodo Fenrirsson

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While I can't speak about latency,Exede's website says that it has unlimited data use between 12am & 5am(3am & 8am if you have the Evolution plan). I have AT&T's 6.0 Fast DSL for $46.00 a month bundled with Directv,so I don't need satellite internet.
 
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