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Jim Dandy
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LoriSue:

Let me know what speeds you actually get on STX when you get back. When I tried an AT&T data card recently I got around 500Kbs. When I tether my I-Phone to my laptop I get in the range of 2Mbs or 4X the speed and no limits on the data.

Jim

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Posted : January 18, 2010 10:31 am
Prefer2sail
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yes - that means "Lost" 🙂

Feb 2nd - The wait has been way too long! Counting the days!

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Posted : January 18, 2010 2:45 pm
stiphy
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Just read a study that the average stateside internet connection is 3.9mbps (putting the US at number 18 in the world). We are still at no more than 1mbps here. It's services like Netflix that are really showing us that we are falling behind. Everything is moving to the internet including television programming, I hope someone comes up with a solution that allows us to keep up with the Continent!

Sean

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Posted : January 19, 2010 9:16 pm
Jim Dandy
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The technology is here and with Global Crossings on STX there is more than enough bandwidth available to connect to the WWW.

What is lacking is well funded competitors. On the mainland you have, Verizon, AT&T, Cablevision, Time Warner. Comcast duking it out. By offering higher speeds they hope to differentiate themselves from their competition.

Both Broadband VI and Choice claim in their advertising they can deliver connection speeds at up to 45Mbs, If either of them decided to offer 3Mbs for $39.95 I'm sure they could gain some market share.

Jim

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Posted : January 20, 2010 12:44 pm
GoodToGo
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Since 1 Mbs is $99 from VI Broadband I suspect the can grow market share simply selling 3Mbs at $101...

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Posted : January 20, 2010 5:06 pm
vpr
 vpr
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Hello,

It seems you guys have been successful on streaming movies from Netflix here in the VI. I on the other hand have not. I downloaded the hotspot file successfully and verified the new stateside IP address on the ip-address.com website, but Netflix still showed the error "Netflix Streaming Error Error Code: 8106-154-5008. You may only watch instantly via Netflix from the 50 United States and District of Columbia. Please try again from those locations........"

Can anyone Please help me out? Any suggestions or information is Greatly Appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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Posted : January 27, 2010 3:13 pm
Bratt
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You can not be outside the continental US and get "now" viewing with Netflix. Sorry.

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Posted : January 27, 2010 8:49 pm
rks
 rks
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Well, I've done it as described here, and it works. I downloaded the hotspot, installed it, CONNECTED through it ( did you do that vpr?) and streamed movies. I had to install the streamlight player/plugin thing, (awful) and I had to mess with some settings (startdisable directDraw acceleration) but other than that it works fine. It is a bit slow, but not so slow as waiting for the mail.

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Posted : January 27, 2010 9:07 pm
Bratt
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rks,

I didn't go through all that I waite for the mai! I work 50 hours a week, have online college class to tend to, and have hulu and cable! Also, enjoy the beach, diving and husband!

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Posted : January 27, 2010 9:50 pm
rks
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All I'm saying, Bratt, is that you said it couldn't be done, and it can. I have comparable other interests too, and I found that ntfx streaming is comparable to hulu, but with slightly better quality.

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Posted : January 27, 2010 10:23 pm
sheprd
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Has anyone tried using the Amazon.com video on demand service on the islands? It is built in to my television and works great stateside.

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Posted : January 27, 2010 10:26 pm
Jim Dandy
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To watch Netflix outside the USA I create a VPN to some where in the USA . Then Netflix thinks I am in the USA. I watch two or three movies a week with no problem. Do the research. I am not going to publish what service I use because I don't want Netflix to catch on and block my movie downloads.

I will say I have to pay for the VPN link I use, but it is worth it.

Jim

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Posted : January 27, 2010 11:23 pm
vpr
 vpr
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All,

I appreciate your responses! I see there definitely is a way and that is extremely encouraging. Time to do some serious research online.

Thanks ALOT Jim!

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Posted : January 28, 2010 3:22 pm
GoodToGo
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Arrgghhh...we downloaded the HotSpot thing and with an active connection still can't get Netflix or Blockbuster downloads to work. Maybe I need to try a few more times to see if I get a different I.P. address? Unless HotSpot has a bank of dynamic addresses to pull from I suspect Netflix and Blockbuster have caught on and blocked them.

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Posted : January 29, 2010 2:55 pm
Prefer2sail
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G2G,

Try this: FreeVPN. I have been using it more often than Hotspot lately. It gives you 4 options instead of 1. It has been working for me, last tried earlier today.

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Posted : January 30, 2010 12:55 am
playero23s
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I can help setup your netflix account to work outside of the us send me a email at pedro.santini1@gmail.com

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Posted : March 6, 2011 10:44 pm
playero23s
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I can help you setup your netflix account outside of usa. without having to pay for a vpn. send me a PM if you would like me to help you.

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Posted : March 6, 2011 10:50 pm
stiphy
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I posted this on the other thread...not sure how playero23s is doing it for free but I've had great luck with HMA VPN which is pretty cheap. Here's the link to my blog entry about it: http://www.blendblog.net/Default.aspx?tabid=36&EntryID=66

Sean

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Posted : March 7, 2011 2:09 pm
xXxRUDExXx
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FYI - Apparently, Netflix streaming has now been authorized for VI subscribers. Got an email earlier today with "Good news! Now you can watch instantly" in the subject line. Lo & behold, checked on my PS3 & on my PC, I'm now streaming in the clear (no proxies, VPN's, etc.).

Today was a good day...Can anyone else confirm this development?

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Posted : July 1, 2011 1:42 am
guice
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FYI - Apparently, Netflix streaming has now been authorized for VI subscribers. Got an email earlier today with "Good news! Now you can watch instantly" in the subject line. Lo & behold, checked on my PS3 & on my PC, I'm now streaming in the clear (no proxies, VPN's, etc.).

Today was a good day...Can anyone else confirm this development?

Got that email, too. And I verified streaming works on a previously non-working DSL line/IP address. Yay! I do wish they were a little more specific in their email. Something along the tines of "Good news! Now you can watch instantly in the Virgin Islands!" That would have been more to the point. I was a little puzzled by the email, and had to verify that is what it was referring to.

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Posted : July 1, 2011 2:07 am
speee1dy
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I WAS CURIOUS ABOUT THAT TOO. i looked further into it and it said that other devises could not stream to us? i am not sure what to make of it.

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Posted : July 1, 2011 12:18 pm
SunnyCaribe
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Yay streaming with no VPN! Works on iOS.

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Posted : July 1, 2011 12:36 pm
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