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A representative from Etech Inc. called my house today promising satellite internet. I asked for the latency and after some idle chat as he searched for the info i needed he said he would call me back soon with the information. After hanging up shortly after i started researching and could find no web site to exactly match Etech inc.'s purpose. So i looked up the phone number (936-559-2200) and this is what i get, http://whocalled.us/lookup/9365592200 . Well by this point I'm having doubts, and I am incredibly desperate to ditch Highland Communications (quite possibly worse ISP on earth, my DSL connection is often mistaken for dial up!!!!) and pick up a new, faster ISP. (I get 30K down 12K up.) Has anyone heard of this company? They claim for 50 a month i can get 512K up and 256K down, he was not sure of how the latency was but he said there had been significant advances to reduce the latency but he wanted to check to make sure for me.
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Nope, but, by the way they advertise, they seem risky..
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http://www.etechinc.com/

They seem to be a telecom company that primarily offers business communication solutions.

As for $50 a month for 256K down, that is terrible. I don't understand why your DSL is slower than that. I'd contact your provider and ask them why they're so slow compared to the rest of the country.
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Get Verizon $15 internet package >_> 756/128 I Believe. That's like. 120-ish kb/s download and 15 kb/s upload.
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Get Verizon $15 internet package >_> 756/128 I Believe. That's like. 120-ish kb/s download and 15 kb/s upload.
..if it's offered in his area
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Say goodbye to online gaming if you get satellite internet....trust me.
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Say goodbye to online gaming if you get satellite internet....trust me.
That is why i was asking about the latency, i told him if it was over 100ms i just couldn't do it.

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Get Verizon $15 internet package >_> 756/128 I Believe. That's like. 120-ish kb/s download and 15 kb/s upload.
NOTHING except satellite and Highland Communications services my area.

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As for $50 a month for 256K down, that is terrible. I don't understand why your DSL is slower than that. I'd contact your provider and ask them why they're so slow compared to the rest of the country.
They have a monopoly around here, there are no other providers at all therefore they can make the caps whatever they want, and charge anything they want, because people need internet access and since theres no competition they simply don't have to worry about customers leaving them.

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Nope, but, by the way they advertise, they seem risky...
No doubt, but I'm so desperate to rid myself of Highland Communications... I can't take it anymore it isn't like we get good service, or routers, or anything else for that matter they are so horrible. I even have to pay a MONTHLY fee to use one of their wireless routers instead of wired only. Ontop of that all i see are these incredibly bad routers from them, the first they gave me actually was not compatible with my laptop's wireless card. So i had to have them send me a different one. Luckily that one worked, all though be it having problems with other fields i figured it was as good as i could get out of them.
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post #8 of 14
I was a sales manager for Etech Inc. for almost a year. They are contracted out for telemarketing and customer service for AT&T and several other companies. From experience, I would hesitate to do business with them or buy any of their products. They are majorly shady... :swearing:

Hope this helps.
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If you're seriously contemplating Satellite internet

www.wildblue.com.

Reference this post for an actual idea of how it will perform.
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Etech Inc is a real company in Nacogodches, Texas. We are hired by companies to sell their products via phone calls or chats. We are a telecommunication company. The satellite service is one of the many companies who we work for. We are people just trying to make a paycheck to support or families.
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