ED Magedson – Founder
Hughes Net - Hughes Network Systems, LLC - DirecwayInternet United States of America
Hughesnet has an arrogant attitude and is not user friendly!! Trying to get information using their website is a lengthy and annoying process. Even with my client number, my phone number, and my serial number for their equipment, it took almost an hour to sign in to their site.
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When I tried to cancel my service, they told me they would charge $300 because I was cancelling the contract early. I have had Hughesnet service for the past 6 years!! Their reasoning: about a year ago they sent me an email telling me they were offering me a free upgrade; they said there were no strings attached and they were offering it to maintain "excellent customer satisfaction". I told them I'd take the upgrade (which was supposed to make my very slow service faster). Now, they say by getting the upgrade I agreed to renew my contract with Hughes and now I haven't had the new contract long enough to cancel my subscription without a penalty. I don't remember signing anything or seeing anything about a new contract, but of course I don't have any paperwork so can't prove it. And besides, why would I need to renew my contract when I already had a contract? On top of it all, the "upgrade" did nothing to improve my service. I think it was all a ploy just to lock people into a new contract so they wouldn't cancel their service.
I decided to cancel the service anyway -- paid the $300 just to get rid of this lousy service and rude company! I bought a 3G plugin for $10 at (((competitor's name redacted))), plugged it into my computer, and get faster internet service than I ever had with Hughes. I pay (((redacted))) a monthly fee that is LESS expensive than Hughes. Hughes, you are an outdated company we don't need anymore!
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 11/26/2009 05:23 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Hughes-Net-Hughes-Network-Systems-LLC-Direcway/internet/Hughes-Net-Hughes-Network-Systems-LLC-Direcway-Hughes-Network-Systems-Very-Poor-Cu-529151. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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