That Video Problem – Revisited
Video is the wave of the future – I know, because “everyone” says so.
But guess what? It’s not the be-all and end-all that some proclaim.
Why? Because people like me will never see it, never hear it. We’re that bunch who live away from the cities – away from easy access to high speed internet.
We rely on Wild Blue or Hughes Net to bring us service – or we struggle along on dial up.
And most of your videos just plain don’t come in.
Videos that can be downloaded work OK – if we have the time and patience to wait until they download. But videos that stream live – forget it.
Tonight I tried another one because the teaser copy told me it was something I really wanted to hear.
But what did I get? The word “Hi,” then a 10 second pause. Next came “My name is Charlie H..” and another pause.
So, regretfully, I clicked on the little X in the corner.
When I called Wild Blue last week to see if anything could be done, I was told that if I upgraded my service from $77 per month to $87 per month I would “probably” be able to view video clips.
“Probably” isn’t worth an extra $10 per month, so no thanks.
So please – if you want everyone to see and hear your message, go ahead and offer a video. But ALSO offer the information as text.