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An explaination of HughesNet Anytime and Bonus Data

Many people who have or are looking into getting HughesNet Satellite Internet are confused by the mention of “Anytime Data” and “Bonus Data” included in their monthly service plans.  We will attempt to clarify that here for you as it’s important to consider the amount of “Anytime Data” and “Bonus Data” that is included in your Monthly Service Plan in order to find out which plan is going to work the best for you.  There are also differences between how the data is assigned on the HughesNet Consumer and HughesNet Business Internet Platforms, and that is also important to consider!

Since you’re on our site and we sell, service and support our own version of the HughesNet Gen5 systems on our VAR Platform that offer self-installation and portable use options, I’ll talk about that platform first!  Our systems are on the “Business Internet” Platform with Hughes!  Normally, for fixed installations, this platform is typically offered to business customers who use the system more during business hours (8am – 6pm or similar) than they do during the evening and early morning hours!  We happen to use the “Business Internet” platform and mobile-enabled equipment on our VAR (value-added reseller) platform since we sell, service and support our own customers!

Our minimum monthly service plan is $89.99 per month and that plan includes 25gigs of data per month from 8am – 6pm CST, and 10gigs per month of data between 6pm – 8am CST for a total of 35gigs of full-speed data per month.  If and when you go over that data… we don’t cut you off or bill you for overages, we just slow you down to around 2 – 3Mbps speeds until your monthly service renews, until you upgrade your plan or choose to purchase additional full-speed data.  On the bright side, even the slower speeds offered after you go over your full-speed data typically work fine for surfing and email, Facebook, etc, and are usually still better and faster than many RV Parks offer to their guests for basic Internet access anyway!

For many of our customers who do more online in the evenings and earlier morning hours than they do during “business hours,” some of them have chosen our 50gig monthly service plan which gives them 25gigs from 8am – 6pm CST and 25gigs from 6pm – 8am CST since that plan is more balanced, but it’s also $119.99 per month, so most of our RV’ers stick with our $89.99 plan and do well, even if they do happen to go over their included full-speed data!

For those customers who do not need the ability to self-install, self-maintain or move their system around, the Consumer platform might be a better solution if you will be using your system more often in the evening and early morning hours than you would use it throughout the day as the Consumer plans provide more full-speed data in the evening and early morning than they do during business hours!  Contact us to see if a HughesNet Gen5 Consumer system and service may be better for your needs and application!

 

I’ve included some links below for existing customers on our ISPSAT/HughesNet Gen5 VAR Platform, as well as for customers on the HughesNet Consumer and HughesNet Business Internet platforms that should allow you to check your data, order additional full-speed data and more!

 

For Customers on our Montana Satellite / ISPSAT / HughesNet Gen5 VAR Business Internet Platform

Check out our monthly service plans here: https://ispsat.com/serviceplans/

Purchase Additional Data here: https://ispsat.com/data/

Upgrade or Downgrade  your monthly service plan here: https://ispsat.com/upgrade-downgrade-service/

Check your monthly data usage here: http://192.168.0.1  (must be connected to your Hughes modem network)

Check your hourly data usage here: https://customercare.myhughesnet.com/frmUsage.cfm?https://customercare.myhughesnet.com/select_modem.html

 

For Customers on the HughesNet Gen5 Consumer Platform

HughesNet customers on the HughesNet Consumer platform can use the following links to check their data, purchase data tokens and more!

Check your monthly data usage here: http://192.168.0.1  (must be connected to your Hughes modem network)

Check your hourly data usage here: https://customercare.myhughesnet.com/frmUsage.cfm?https://customercare.myhughesnet.com/select_modem.html

Log into myhughesnet.com to check your data, purchase additional full-speed data and more!

 

For Customers on the HughesNet Gen5 Business Internet Platform

Check your monthly data usage here: http://192.168.0.1  (must be connected to your Hughes modem network)

Check your hourly data usage here: https://customercare.myhughesnet.com/frmUsage.cfm?https://customercare.myhughesnet.com/select_modem.html

You will need to contact HughesNet at (800) 347-3272, or your HughesNet Business Internet Dealer/Installation provider for more information!