One thing customers love about HughesNet internet is that it’s so affordable, but the leading complaint customers have is that they’re restricted by their monthly data limits. HughesNet is trying to appease the complaining customers without upsetting the price-conscious ones by increasing their data allotment while only slightly raising their prices.
This post will go into more depth regarding everything you need to know about new prices and data for HughesNet installation.
How much more data do I get?
Although HughesNet doesn’t cut off anyone’s internet connection or charge them extra when they meet their monthly limit, HughesNet does throttle those customers’ connections once they hit their monthly cap. In fact, their download speeds can drop to as little as 1 Mbps (megabits per second).
Thankfully, throttling is less likely to occur now that all customers get more data.
The amount of data HughesNet customers will now receive depends on their pricing tier, but customers across the board now get 50 percent more data than they originally had. For example, customers on the lowest tier now get 15 GB instead of 10 GB, while those on the most expensive plan now have up to 100 GB compared to 50 GB.
What will my new bill be?
If an internet service provider (ISP) is willing to give you 50 percent more data, you’d think they’d start charging an arm and a leg for an internet connection—but that’s not the case when you choose HughesNet installation. Customers on the two lower-tiered plans will only see a $5 increase on their bill, and customers on the two higher-tiered plans will need to pay $10 more each month.
All in all, we think paying $5 or $10 more each month to increase your data limit by 50 percent is a pretty good deal.
How much are my equipment rental fees?
If you currently rent your equipment from HughesNet instead of owning it outright, you’ll be happy to know that those rental fees aren’t changing. You’ll still only pay $15 per month to rent all of the gear. Additionally, the equipment is still $450 to purchase outright.
Is the Bonus Zone still available?
The HughesNet Bonus Zone lasts from 2:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.; this is when customers get an extra 50 GB of data for free. This is when many users download large files or make data-hogging updates.
One concern some folks had was whether the Bonus Zone time was going away since everyone now has more data. The answer is no. As long as you’re awake, you can use your Bonus Zone time however you see fit.
Did the contract terms change?
Another thing to note about the new pricing and data model is that the contract didn’t change. There’s still a two-year commitment for all price tiers.
Make the switch to HughesNet today
If you’re ready to start living with a faster connection and save big on your monthly bill, consider switching to HughesNet internet today. Call our pros at JDS Systems to learn how easy it is to make the transition.