Can we clarify here, because I am still getting mixed feedback as I continue my research but it sounds like Krysanne is in the same position we are...it seems the satellite could be the way to go once you get over the initial set-up costs, can be much faster than 1mb and the monthly cost is lower than BTL. Plus with a good-sized dish the weather is not as much of a factor in terms of reliability I hear. But....does satellite not have more of a delay when using Skype, Vonage etc. on the long distance calls? My satellite contact person says it does not, maybe one second at most, if it's hooked up properly. But of course, everyone you talk to has a different story/experience. I have searched extensively through the message boards, and I'm still not clear on which way to go.
We want to use Vonage or MagicJack or Skype, so will try all of them most likely to see what works best. Though I have to say I found that Skype costs from Belize are comparable to BTL and Smartphone for long distance if you take advantage of their double up and triple up promotions every month. Though my new Smart phone has lousy reception so I'm not impressed so far.