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Old 11-15-2006, 11:49 PM   #1
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Default SkyMate Cruiser email system

Im interested in hearing about experiences with the SkyMate sattelite email system for cruisers. Does any one have the skymate installed? Does it cover the South Pacific? And is it reliable? Any info would be greatly appreciated.


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Old 11-16-2006, 07:00 PM   #2
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Dave, a friend - Peter on SAYONARA - has been using Skymate for about 2 years now, all in the Med. His feedback is that that hardware is reliable and usually the system operates as advertised...but he's had problems multiple times with the handling of up/downloaded messages not being delivered and seemed to suggest that getting attention to this problem was difficult. IOW when it works - in Europe at least - it works well, but getting help when it doesn't is problematic.


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Old 11-16-2006, 08:35 PM   #3
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Thanks Jack, I had heard a similar complaint - ie. you need to leave your computer on all the time to get your messages. If your machine is off your messages disapear into the great unknown...

Thanks for the SSCA suggestion too. I'll do that.
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