Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)

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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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I'm so sorry I can't be of any help on this one, Gabe. My clients in SC who are stuck with Comcast are never happy with them either.

My hubby suggested that he had heard about a company, something like, "Gen-5" that you may want to look into. I've never personally heard of it but, we feel for you!

Sep 24, 2017 07:16 AM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
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Years ago, maybe 12 years ago, I was on satellite. At times it was very fast, at other times very slow. But always worked. I have clients in a part of town, all currently on a broadband satellite feed due to their remote location, no complaints that I know.  I'm sure they perfected the technology many times over. Maybe worth looking into and see who offers the service.

Sep 24, 2017 07:15 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
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Unfortunately I don't Gabe, but hopefully, your question will bring someone here who has some experience with satellite for the Internet.   

Have the Starbucks people asked you to leave yet?  Or at least buy something easier to prepare than your usual Triple, Venti, Half Sweet, Non-Fat, Caramel Macchiato?

 

 

Sep 24, 2017 07:01 AM
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Corinne Guest, Managing Broker
Barrington Realty Company - Barrington, IL
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Not personally. Only relatives where it's the only choice. They are not fans.

Sep 24, 2017 06:51 AM
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
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Fortunately, no. I know people who opted to go that route but none of them were fans.  

Sep 24, 2017 06:56 AM
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Jeff Pearl
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We have some here that are reliable, but can be affected by bad weather. People along the mountain connect to a relay mounted on top of a farmers silo, which then sends signal to satellite.

Sep 24, 2017 08:47 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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They work a little better in Oklahoma City becasue of less severe weather. AT&T has laid fiber optics in our neighborhood and I think that is our direction.

Sep 24, 2017 08:40 AM
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Marte Cliff
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Gabe - I use satellite Internet because it's my only option other than dial-up on ancient phone lines.

When they advertise "high speed" on TV I want to reach through the set and slap them! It IS "higher" speed than dial-up, but sometimes pretty slow.

On satellite you have to be very careful not to leave any web page open when you're not using it - especially pages that might suddenly start playing a video. Video eats up data at an alarming rate! So does advertising with revolving images.

Also, don't plan on watching video on purpose. You might be able to watch a 5 or 6 minute clip without interruption - and maybe not. Sometimes it comes in 10 or 12 seconds at a time, then pauses for twice as long while it loads some more. Pretty irritating.

I'm told they keep improving it and Hughes Net is now advertising more speed, more data, better service. I'm tempted to call but haven't done so.

My son has Internet through his Verizon cell phone service and it's faster than my satellite service. If we had cell service here in the mountains, I'd switch to that.

Sep 24, 2017 08:39 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor,CRS,e-Pro
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
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Direct TV is popular here: TV,WIFI, Internet & Phone packages.

Sep 24, 2017 08:16 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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Oh my gosh Gabe,  Comcast is BIG but not the BEST. Their non-service "Customer Service" is all about branding ... it does not really exist. I am so sorry you are still dealing with no Internet.  I do not know anything about Satellite Internet providers.  

Sep 24, 2017 07:35 AM
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The Hotspot on my Verizon phone does a great job whenever I am on the road.

Sep 24, 2017 07:12 PM
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We use Direct TV and it is rarely out. Affordable? Pretty much like all the rest. I get a little discount since I have AT&T.

Sep 24, 2017 03:09 PM
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Nina Hollander
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Geez Louise, Gabe! You must be going nuts. I've not had personal experience, but at this point anything has to be better than what you are going through.

Sep 24, 2017 02:37 PM
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Fred Griffin
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      I'm tethering my Verizon cell phone right now.  My CenturyLink landline has been out for a few days.  The Verizon signal is noticeably slower than a landline, and if I download video or other large file it will eat up my data in a hurry.

     When I am completely out of internet service, I go to Taco Bell.  They have screaming fast wi-fi.  Just be careful!

Sep 24, 2017 11:33 AM
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Roy Kelley
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Nope. I am sorry to see that you are still without service.

Sep 24, 2017 09:22 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
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We used satellite TV for a time, but had problems every time it snowed. We are back to broadband internet.

Sep 24, 2017 09:21 AM
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Jeff Dowler
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So sorry to hear you are still dealing with this, as no doubt many are. What a major hassle. Sorry can't help about Satellite.

Sep 24, 2017 08:21 AM
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I believe Marte Cliff has experience in this area.

Sep 24, 2017 07:52 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
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I do not.

Sep 25, 2017 05:22 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty & Management - Cody, WY
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I've known people to use it. They say it's not that fast and expensive compared to other options. But if it's the only option...

Sep 25, 2017 05:19 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
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Unfortunately not Gabe Sanders - always cable or DSL - but the email address for their CEO Brian L Roberts appears to be brian_roberts@comcast.com.  If that doesn't work - and if you want to reach out to him - let me know - always happy to dig out CEO emails - something that I had to do frequently and often in the Short Sale days!

Sep 25, 2017 04:48 AM
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Sam Shueh
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not recently too pricey....  

We had have a Verizon dispirited tech went down man hole cut all fiberglass wires after getting terminated. Over 100K account were out of service for 2+ days.  I just drove to the office where they have service.

I guess Mr Kim Rocket will aim at several US key satellites with his H rock..,

Sep 24, 2017 10:22 PM
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Melissa Jackson
United Country Real Estate FW - Fort Worth, TX
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 Satellite is common here outside of the city limits. Direct TV & Huges Net comes to my mind. 

Sep 24, 2017 08:40 PM
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
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Gabe so sorry to hear about your troubles.... so many things we take for granted.... somehow Kevin J. May  fellow Floridian of yours might have the answer, Endre

Sep 24, 2017 04:59 PM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
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Dish Network or Direct TV should be able to get you going Gabe, except when the rain pours down.

Sep 24, 2017 10:46 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
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We had hughes net for the rescue team, very slow and difficult to setup.  We've switched to cellular providers.

Sep 24, 2017 10:32 AM
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Barbara Todaro
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no, I have verizon.... no problems here....

Sep 24, 2017 10:07 AM
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no

Sep 24, 2017 06:56 AM
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

In Denver these are packed with snow in the winter and get bad service, but you won't have that issue.

Sep 27, 2017 07:04 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386
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Maybe it is time for an Apple  laptop and camping at Panera!

Sep 25, 2017 08:51 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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No experience with satellite internet providers. Bet you just want to strangle somebody at Comcast!

Sep 25, 2017 05:29 AM
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Praful Thakkar
eXp Realty - Andover, MA
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Gabe Sanders - so sorry to hear this.

Sep 24, 2017 10:40 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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I knw of a few people who say it is great during nice weather, but any heavy weather can make it difficult

Sep 24, 2017 06:35 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing

Gabe,

A few years ago when we lived in Napa, we had sattelite.  It was not that good, but I am sure it has gotten better now.  A

Sep 24, 2017 09:59 AM