DNS - the scourge of my virtual existence - Phil's Rambling Rants
DNS - the scourge of my virtual existence|
|Date:||March 6th, 2006 03:28 pm (UTC)|| |
provides a bi-directional satellite-based high-speed solution. No phone line required. The only complaint I've heard about it is that the latency it kind of long for on-line gaming - for normal web-browsing and e-mail, it's supposed to be pretty good. The claim is 'all you need is a view of the southern sky'.
For my own reference as much as comment, the cheap plan is $600 up front and $60/month (plus taxes? don't know) with a 15-month commitment. Out of reach right now, but I might want to look into how well it really works as opposed to what they claim in the ad for sometime.
|Date:||March 6th, 2006 08:57 pm (UTC)|| |
It's an interesting trade-off.
Cheap Plan: $600 + $900 = $1500 for 15 months
Expensive Plan: $100 + $1500 = $1600 for 15 months.
The difference is $100 for a 15 month hardware warranty extension. I can see why they do that, I wonder how frequently they have to replace the hardware?
And did you notice the $100 mail-in rebate? It's good through at least 3/31/2006. I assume that it doesn't make a significant difference, but thought I'd point it out.