I think my ISP options are:
We currently use only 20-25 GB per month.
We currently pay $73/month for 20GB of data, this includes a phone line and voicemail.
We have recently purchased a Samsung smart TV and are now expecting our useage to increase significantly as we adjust to using streaming TV services.
We would like to access the UK on demand tv apps such as BBC iplayer, ITV and 4OD etc so I will either need to subscribe to a Geo unblock service or sign up to an ISP that has a similar system (global mode thingy).
My initial thoughts are to choose one of the ISP’s that do a global mode. I could subscribe to Uno telly or something similar but doesn’t that bring in another layer of complexity and potentially cost more?
I am confused about:
- How does Geo unblocking work – do I need to select which country I want access to and does my IP address then only get recognised as a UK IP address for example.
- Would this then prevent me from accessing TVNZ and TV3 on demand app?
- Is there any difference between using ISP’s global mode to using the paid for a geo unblock service
- How complicated is setting up of these Geo unblock systems
- Can the geo unblock systems be set up differently for each device.
- Which ISP is likely to provide the “best” service. If I need technical assistance is any one ISP more or less likely to be able to help and help in a timely manner.
I have read through a few threads from both Myrepublic and Slingshot and both seem to have potential issues!!
I appreciate that my current $73/month expenditure will have to increase. I’m comfortable with up to a max of $99/month.