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Old 12-18-2015, 09:33 AM   #1
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Has anyone used it my marina has it it worked good for 2 weeks now not working have contacted them still not working very slow to respond to me with the problems
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Old 12-18-2015, 09:59 AM   #2
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Has anyone used it my marina has it it worked good for 2 weeks now not working have contacted them still not working very slow to respond to me with the problems
We went with Beacon many years ago. After 6 years and wasting our time and money we gave up on them. Smart phones have not helped their business either.
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Old 12-18-2015, 11:37 AM   #3
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I've found Beacon generally too slow to be useable, or not functioning at all. I'm in La Conner right now, and I see the Beacon network, but when I connect I can't even get to the login page.
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Old 12-18-2015, 12:24 PM   #4
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I use Beacon to update Coastal Explorer and get weather updates while at the dock, but it is too slow for running any boat network media applications including music streaming. I can also connect to Xfinity wifi, which can be a little faster, and you have to have a Comcast account. For most media, I tether my phone to the boat network and use data.
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Old 12-18-2015, 01:35 PM   #5
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Thumbs down Horrible

Have it at Marina in San Diego Difficult to connect to. If you finally get connected, dropped connections common. SLOW. Low bandwidth. Their website leads you to believe they are amazing. Yeah, not so much. Customer service guarantees the problem is yours, but they'll sell you fixes!
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Old 12-18-2015, 01:40 PM   #6
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Ya they tried to say it's me inside the boat but used it right by the antana still not working going to cancel today if it's not working when I get their
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Old 12-19-2015, 11:23 AM   #7
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Ya they tried to say it's me inside the boat but used it right by the antana still not working going to cancel today if it's not working when I get their
Yeah, thatís that's their spiel.
"Its because you're on an iPad". I switched to laptop.
"You're too far away". Dude, it's less than 50'!
"Oh, you're too close then"!!!
"well, you're on a boat which blocks the signal". Uh, (pause ) it's a fiberglass boat, not a metal ship.
"It's all the electronics and wiring". Sir, I'm sitting in the bow of my boat, all electronics are nowhere near me. They're all turned off.... actually... the breaker is off, there isn't even any power to them.
"Well, we do sell a booster that should solve all your problems". Uh-huh...
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Old 12-19-2015, 11:59 AM   #8
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Well after a few emails and no fix I closed my account with them looking for Internet now
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Old 12-19-2015, 12:14 PM   #9
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Everett, WA has in the marina, and we use it quite a bit. About as fast as our Verizon 4G connection we use while traveling the US with the land yacht. We use WiFi when available to reduce our usage. When you are a homeless vagabond, you use what is available
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