Open Range Internet Service

Open Range Internet Service

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You bumped into me at mcd

Elko, NV

#1 Sep 30, 2010
Has anyone had any experience with Open Range wireless internet? Just wondering so I can consider changing my existing service.

Main question - Is it as fast as dsl? Or faster?
Angela

Little Rock, AR

#2 Sep 30, 2010
Sorry, I've never heard of this internet service. I live out by the park... wish I could get something other than Hughes Net.
You bumped into me at mcd

Elko, NV

#3 Sep 30, 2010
I've heard that when it gets going it will stretch out of town about 5 miles. I guess that would depend on the terrain though.
Sunshine

United States

#4 Sep 30, 2010
We were glad to get it because we could never get any other service at our house. We live within the 5 mile range of the Courthouse. That's where service starts. We tried the phone service but had to switch back to AT&T. But we love the internet.
guest

Trumann, AR

#5 Oct 3, 2010
yep
Jon Reed

Elko, NV

#6 Oct 4, 2010
Im using it currently in my house...and i love it..I have it on my main computer for paper work and then i use it on my laptop throughout the house. Its pretty fast.

The only problem ive had with it so far is that it tends to have bandwith trouble which causes conflict when i try to go on xbox live. But can easily be fixed by just making a quick phone call to them.

A great investment i would say.
movie dude

Wynne, AR

#7 Oct 4, 2010
how much does it usally cost?? and is it more for a small business?? and what hardware will I need to hook it up??
Jon Reed

Elko, NV

#8 Oct 4, 2010
movie dude wrote:
how much does it usally cost?? and is it more for a small business?? and what hardware will I need to hook it up??
with tax and everything it is just under 40 dollars...if you wanted to add telephone to it 50 dollars.

The only thing it requires is you must have a desktop computer. From the computer they hook the modem up using an ethernet cable...The modem has 2 antenna that flip up and generate signal coming from one of 3 towers they have set up in this area. Depending on which ever one is closer to you...It can be used for business or home. It comes with a wifi hotspot so i can actually use mine on my desktop and then i can also sit in bed on my laptop and use it.

If it were for a business you could set up a base computer in which to hook your modem up to and then set up other computers with a wireless connection...and signal strength is great. My buddy that lives 2 blocks down was able to pick up on it with his computer.
Nikki

Elko, NV

#9 Oct 4, 2010
Thanks for the help Jon! If you would like to know more about Open Range, give me your e-mail. Also, you do not have to have a desktop; a laptop, ipod touch, smartphone, ps3, or anything that will pick up wireless or wired internet will work with our service. It is also portable in the service area.
open range rep

Elko, NV

#10 Oct 5, 2010
u can also look around town u can find info to get ahold of our local sales reps and one of us will gladly take care of you !!!!We also install on sight no hassels no contracts we just want to make it simple for everyone to have the chnace to have internet without signing their life away to a contract our rates are locked in they will not go up or change
Guest

United States

#11 Oct 5, 2010
want work in vanndale.
open range sales rep

Elko, NV

#12 Oct 5, 2010
we are not in vandale YETTT go to www.openrange.net and request service for the area if we get enough request the company will do everything possible to get service to the people who would like to have it!
hughesnet customer

United States

#13 Oct 8, 2010
I would wait before signing up because of the article below:

http://www.stimulatingbroadband.com/2010/09/a...
anonymous

United States

#15 Oct 25, 2010
for those that have the service, please goto speakeasy.net and measure your speed. Then post your upload and download results. Thanks
That guy

United States

#16 Oct 25, 2010
Jon, how is the latency? Is it good enough for online gaming from a pc?
guest

Wynne, AR

#17 Oct 26, 2010
Better read the fine print before you sign up. It's not as cheap as they make you think it is. You have to rent the equipment from them.
Jon Reed

Elko, NV

#18 Oct 26, 2010
That guy.....i dont game online from a pc nor have i ever gamed from a pc, but i do know that it is pretty fast....better than any internet ive ever used....so im sure it would probably work just fine...however you need to make sure your NAT is set to open or else you will have problems. Thats what happend to me at first but then i just called them and they changed it. Took 5 min.
guest

Wynne, AR

#19 Oct 27, 2010
Jon Reed wrote:
That guy.....i dont game online from a pc nor have i ever gamed from a pc, but i do know that it is pretty fast....better than any internet ive ever used....so im sure it would probably work just fine...however you need to make sure your NAT is set to open or else you will have problems. Thats what happend to me at first but then i just called them and they changed it. Took 5 min.
If Jon Reed likes it that is enough reason for me not to get it. His opinion sucks on everything.
gail

United States

#20 Oct 27, 2010
i have tried the service and where i am located its was very very slow so i canceled the service
Man with the Yellow Hat

Elko, NV

#21 Oct 27, 2010
So far, I have not been very pleased with the service in the middle of town.

Here's the low-down as of right now. If you are just doing general web surfing (searches on yahoo or google) it may be okay. However, if you like to watch youtube videos or gaming where high-speed is necessary, you may be disappointed.

Here's an example... when I watch any youtube or hulu video, it plays the first 5 or 10 seconds and then stops... it MIGHT play the rest but it will be very slow and it may take 20 minutes to watch a 4 minute video.

I have been very patient with the service and have been hanging on to the promise that they are going to boost the speed. I have been told that numerous times, but as of yet, I have seen no change.

If they would boost the speed like I have been told they would, I would be fine with the service. The speed is my main issue.

I did call customer service again (for the 8th or 9th time) and discussed the situation with the customer service lady. She was very nice and professional. We did a speed test and she was shocked at how slow it was versus what it is like in her area. She said that there is definitely a problem that needs to be looked in to. It was above her expertise so she told me that the problem needed to be sent up to a higher tier of service professional.

Hopefully we can get this issue resolved soon. If not, I will be forced to cancel the service.
If the problem is resolved I will be very happy.
Keeping my fingers crossed...

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