Northern Ontario Usage
Reviewed on Saturday December 27, 2008 by Don., Kirkland Lake/Chaput Hughes, On
High speed internet was not available to my home through the wired phone system and dial-up ties up my phone line.
Satelite service is quite expensive.
The Roger rocketstick works ok but not as fast as they say it is to be up here in Northeastern Ontario I only get speeds of 129 kilobits per second as compared to speeds of up to 7.2 Megabits per second this is a huge difference.
Because it is charged by the amount of download/upload volumes, I don't have the same advantage of downloading movies or viewing tv shows like they do unless I really want to pay almost twice as much as they do. So there is a cost per use issue.
I also found that in some towns where my cell phone signal is very strong, the speeds I get with the stick are slower than dial-up, 32 kb/s. and I had to be close to a window with the stick pointing in the direction of the tower.
Other wise, the advantages are that the phone line is not longer tied up, I can access the internet almost anywhere, I am not tied to my house for internet service and it is cheaper that satellite internet. No intallation fee, technicians did not have to visit my home because it is plug and play. It is also cheaper than the similar servive that the other cell phone company is offering.