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An Analysis of TV OTT Platforms
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RE: An Analysis of TV OTT Platforms
(05-21-2019 07:25 PM)Hokie Mark Wrote:  
(05-21-2019 04:44 PM)MWC Tex Wrote:  Sling is offer a great deal if you pay for 3 months advance.
Get an antenna for free and the Air TV player for $70.

It looks interesting but I need to know more about it as if I understand correctly, the OTA channels integrate into the Sling app and can use the existing Roku devices to get the OTA channels.

Sling is excellent if you live alone; sharing can be a problem though.

Sling Blue gives you three streams. Sling Orange exclusives (ESPN and Disney) only have one stream. If you have access to ESPN elsewhere, Sling Blue would work great. It doesnt provide access to CBS Sports Network or Big 10 Network which is a bit tough if college sports is your priority
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Quote:T-Mobile normally throttles data (reduces the speed) after its wireless customers consume a certain amount in a given month. But, for its home pilot, the company said it will offer around 50 megabits per second of LTE data without data caps for $50 per month. That’s not terribly fast — cable networks these days can offer up to a gigabit per second, or about 20 times the speed that T-Mobile is offering.

And those speeds won’t be fast enough if you have several TVs trying to stream Netflix in 4K HDR while someone plays video games in another room. But it’ll be fine for just surfing the internet at home and some degree of streaming.

T-Mobile says it will double its speed to more than 100 mbps by 2024 with its new 5G network.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/21/t-mobile...homes.html

For those looking to cut the cord completely T-Mobile is offering a home internet service for $50 dollars no throttling.

Top speed is only 50mbps though and will "increase" to 100mbs by 2024 once 5G comes on board.
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RE: An Analysis of TV OTT Platforms
There is a company out there called Get Unlimited which is offering to rent a Nighthawk for 89.99.

https://www.getunlimited.net/plans

The 89.99 includes the device rental (normally 250 dollars) and unlimited, unthrottled data.

While it's not the most economical to also have to rent the device you wont have to pay the restocking fee that you normally would if you by a hotspot and dont like its performance.

If you already have an AT&T hotspot you could do a SIM only plan for 69.99.

How does it stack up to Comcast? Their mid range plan is $92 dollars everyday price and with the modem rental is about 110. The nighthawk plan pricing is comparable to a low end Comcast plan but it's a 1GB device.

If you are in an urban area with a lot AT&T circuits I can see fairly easily 100mbps.
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RE: An Analysis of TV OTT Platforms
The big companies as I've said before all want us to spend $300 dollars a month between our cable, internet and cell phone.

$60 dollar unlimited postpaid + $40 dollar Samsung/Apple EIP.
$200 dollar triple play cable/internet/phone with five movie channels.

If you can't afford that price point as a little sister of the poor they'll still take your money at a $210 per month for economy services.

$40 dollar 5GB prepaid + $10 dollar economy phone.
$150 dollar double play cable/internet with 60 total channels.

But its possible to do better on both the price and the content especially if you are willing to sink some money into the equipment.

$40 AT&T prepaid (16GB) with international calling+ BYOD
$35 AT&T unlimited data for internet +BYOD
$25 Logic stream TV package w/ movie channels/PPV/ESPN+

For as little as $90 a month it is possible to have top shelf content and service and save yourself thousands a year.

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