Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
High Speed Internet for Belize ???? #140424
11/25/01 06:40 PM
11/25/01 06:40 PM
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 60
Houston, Texas, USA
Mel Berry Offline OP
Mel Berry  Offline OP
Anyone interested in High Speed Internet for Belize using StarBand. These systems use a small 4 ft. fiberglass antenna and costs $60-$75 per month for unlimited use, and always on.

STARBAND Benefits?

Would you pay less per month for high-speed Internet access? For less than a dial-up account and a second telephone line you can choose StarBand and get high-speed access with these great benefits:

* Available in all areas of Belize, including places not serviceable by BTL
* Always-on connectivity
* Downloads up to 30 times faster than dial-up access
* 10 email mailboxes
* 10 MB of personal Web space
* One-stop online shopping through the Web site
* No phone line required
* Web-based Email also included when not at home

If interested contact us after visiting

or contact us at [email protected]

[This message has been edited by Mel Berry (edited 11-25-2001).]

Mel Berry
Houston Media Systems
Re: High Speed Internet for Belize ???? #140425
11/26/01 08:53 PM
11/26/01 08:53 PM
Joined: Nov 2001
Posts: 4
cheersbeerss Offline
cheersbeerss  Offline
....but won't Starband disconnect you if they find out you live in Belize?? I am not worried about a fight with BTL, but if the people who are supplying the satellite service aren't even ALLOWED to export it to Belize or other countries....????????

I know someone who had Starband service in Belize but had the account closed when Starband main office in the US found out the account holder was getting the service in Belize, EVEN THOUGH the account holder had paid Starband through an authorized US agent a FULL YEAR'S access in advance.

What's the deal, Mel, can we get Starband here in Belize without worrying about having our service cut off in the US??

Re: High Speed Internet for Belize ???? #140426
11/27/01 11:53 AM
11/27/01 11:53 AM
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 60
Houston, Texas, USA
Mel Berry Offline OP
Mel Berry  Offline OP
Yes, StarBand will sometimes disconnect you if you insist that you are located in Belize. With most of the first 10 StarBand systems that we activated in Belize they were informed of where they were located and they still helped us. I do not recommend to tell them any longer.

Can you not "worry about having our service cut off" if not in the US? No. Just like DIRECTV and DISH NETWORK, you must not tell them. Only someone who was not informed would purposely tell them that they were not in the US.

Mel Berry
Houston Media Systems
Re: High Speed Internet for Belize ???? #140427
11/27/01 05:15 PM
11/27/01 05:15 PM
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 197
Brookline MA USA
Mike and Daphne Ryan Offline
Mike and Daphne Ryan  Offline
So does that mean that we are in violation of Belize law, or is it only Starband that is in violation?

Can they clap us in irons?


Re: High Speed Internet for Belize ???? #140428
11/27/01 05:20 PM
11/27/01 05:20 PM
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 60
Houston, Texas, USA
Mel Berry Offline OP
Mel Berry  Offline OP
I do not know.

StarBand is not in violation unless they knowingly activate a system outside the US, but should soon provide service to the area via StarBand-Latin. You are not breaking any US laws by having one.

Breaking laws in Belize? Have no idea... We have been legally importing them, calling them exactly what they are, and paying duties and VAT on the equipment, as well as paying the Antenna licenses.

Mel Berry
Houston Media Systems
Re: High Speed Internet for Belize ???? #140429
11/28/01 02:13 AM
11/28/01 02:13 AM
Joined: Nov 2001
Posts: 1
Los Angeles
Zzane Offline
Zzane  Offline
This the response I got from them...
Dear Zane,

Thank you for contacting StarBand for e-mail support. Unfortunately, at
this time, the StarBand service is currently available only in the 48
contiguous United States, Hawaii, and Alaska. We plan to add service to
Puerto Rico soon.

Current policy/regulations prohibit StarBand from allowing us to install
a system in any place other than the U.S. However, one of our parent
companies, Gilat Satellite Networks, may be launching StarBand
affiliates in other countries sometime in the future. You may want to
periodically visit their website ( to see if
there are any updates regarding service in your area.

Again, if you need further assistance, please call tech support at
800-4STARBAND (800-478-2722) or e-mail us at [email protected]

Thank you,

Kirk R.
StarBand Support
[email protected]

Note the wording"install a system"

I guess don't ask-don't tell might apply...

Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
Maruba Beach Klub and Spa is the premiere Secret Beach spa and restaurant located on the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean Sea at the center of Secret Beach, Belize
First Class Accommodations for the Budget Traveler
First Class Accommodations for the Budget Traveler

Things to do

Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Love FM
The Reporter
TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
iTravel Belize
Paradise Theater
San Pedro Fun Finder
Paradise Guy Event Calendar
Cayo Event Calendar

San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Belize Happy Adventures
Conch Creative
Caribbean Culture & Lifestyle
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
Click for Ian Anderson's Caves Branch, Welcome to a World of Adventure
Lil Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31
Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
ShoutChat Box
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 178 guests, and 0 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Most Online2,982
Jan 29th, 2019 HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1