Satellite – A fixed wireless signal is not affected by the weather, like satellite Internet, since it is usually not higher than 500 feet, the signal does not travel into the terrestrial atmosphere. Our tower sites are within 15 miles to your location, so there are no latency issues either.
DSL/Cable – Fixed wireless has much higher uploads and because of this, you are presented with a better overall experience when surfing the Internet especially when you have multiple devices utilizing the service. If your upload is saturated, then your download will cease to operate because devices require two way constant communications.
Fiber – Our fiber utilizes symmetrical speeds which means that the upload and download are identical.
Our service is unlimited, within reason, and we do have an excessive use policy. When we see that a subscriber is approaching an excessive amount of data in a given month, we will notify the subscriber of the usage. Usage maximums are defined in our agreements and acceptable use policies.. We consider an unreasonable amount of data to be anything over 1.25 Terabytes of data, which could only be possible if someone is downloading data 24/7. If we see you approaching the limitations within the policy, we will notify you via email that you are approaching the policy limitation with information on how to limit your usage. For details regarding our excessive use policy, please see our acceptable use page at https://www.nmsurf.com/
If your antennae is damaged by a surge from a lightning strike in the area or your antennae was directly struck by lightning, your homeowners insurance will cover the cost. The antennae is considered part of the home. We recommend you always plug your antennae and router into a surge protector. We recommend APC surge protectors and or a battery backup UPS which includes a built in surge protector. Considering that New Mexico has the second most lightning in the country, you should be protecting all your electronics. If you buy a battery ups, it will have a guarantee to replace your electronics in the event you are affected. You can buy them online or at any computer electronics store.
To power cycle your router, simply unplug the router from the power source for 10 seconds, then plug it back in. To power cycle the Wi-Fi router, simply unplug from an outlet and plug back in. DO NOT PRESS RESET OR RESTART.
We do not hold you to the terms of the service agreement if we cannot provide you with service within our control. For instance, if the los to one of our towers produces an un-acceptable signal, we cancel the agreement. If you cancel prior to installation and we can technically provide you with the service, the deposit will not be refunded.
Please call our office at 505-986-1669 #2 during business hours to speak with a billing representative. Most speed upgrades can be done remotely.
If you are having internet connectivity issues, please power cycle your WiFi router by unplugging the router from a power source, waiting for ten seconds, and then plugging it back in. To determine if the service is not working or if it is simply a WiFi router that isn’t working, please directly connect the service by bypassing the router with cat-5. Please call 505-986-1669 for 24/7 phone technical support. You may also email email@example.com and a ticket will be created and responded to during normal business hours.
We do not guarantee that you will receive the speeds subscribed to 100% of the time, due to the inherent nature of the Internet. Our goal is to get you to at least between 25%-100% of your subscribed speed. If at any time, you believe that you are not receiving at least 50% of your subscribed speed, a technician will troubleshoot your connection remotely and at that point will determine if a service technician will need to be sent to your premises.
Yes, our service supports online gaming. We have many happy gamers using our service.
Please visit http://nmsurf.speedtest.net/ and run a speed test by by-passing your WiFi router and plugging our service directly into your computer or laptop. Please note that by running a speed test over WiFi and not by directly connecting the service will NOT produce an accurate speed test. If you are unsure how to bypass your router and plug the service in directly, please call our 24/7 technical support staff or email firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions.
It depends on what you will be using the connection for. Will there be multiple devices connected at once? Will you be streaming movies? Netflix officially recommends 3Mbps, however if there are 3 or more devices connected at once, we recommend 15 Mbps or higher. The FCC set the new standard for broadband speed at 25Mbps down and 4Mbps up.
Unlike satellite, which can lose signal during heavy rain, weather does not typically affect a wireless signal. There are some exceptions to this, such as, severe storms and ice. Lightning can sometimes damage equipment. NMSurf monitors its network 24/7, so we are quick to respond when there is an outage and we work quickly to restore service at all hours.
Yes, we accept auto-pay from your bank or financial institution. We also offer auto-pay for our customers directly through our billing department. If you are interested in setting up auto-pay with NMsurf, please email email@example.com or call 505-986-1669 # 2 during business office hours.
You can make a payment online at bill.nmsurf.com, by phone during office hours at 505-986-1669 or by mail at 1308 Apache Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87505. Please include your full name, phone number, service address and customer number.
Please call our billing staff at 505-986-1669 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about what is owed on the day of installation.
We do not execute a site survey until we remotely perform a line of site survey with our various topographic software. Our software is very accurate but unfortunately does not show any trees or buildings that would potentially block a clear line of site. In order to run a line of site with our topographic software, we will need the exact GPS coordinates of the location. Most of the time, we can look up your GPS coordinates with your street address using Google maps. However, sometimes Google maps is not accurate, especially in Northern New Mexico. We may ask you to email a screenshot with a pointer of your exact location. If it is determined from our TOPO software that the service looks like it will work, we will then send you a service agreement, collect the installation fees, and schedule an installation. In the event that the technician cannot find a clear line of site after performing a site survey on the day of installation, we will refund your installation fee and not hold you to the terms of the service agreement. We will only perform a site survey in lieu of an installation if it is requested by the customer and they agree to pay $100.00 for a site survey. If it is determined during a site survey that you are in a clear line of site, normally our office staff will then schedule a later time for an installation and you will be responsible for a $100.00 installation fee as well as the $100.00 site survey that was already paid for. In the event that you request a site survey and pay $100.00 and it is determined by a technician that you are not in a clear line of site, we will not refund your $100.00 site survey payment. We try to kill two birds with one stone by scheduling installations that have the best potential of receiving a signal, so there is no time wasted on either end. We always advise you do not cancel your current service until ours is up and running.
Yes, we provide month-to-month service.
We do not offer trial periods but you can always sign up for a month-to-month plan and then get onto a contract after you have tried out the service. Month-to-month service requires purchasing the equipment outright.
We require a 30 day written cancellation notice. Please email email@example.com. You may also mail your cancellation to NMSurf, 1308 Apache Ave., Santa Fe, NM 87505.
A standard fixed wireless internet installation requires an antenna that is mounted on the roof, a POE or Power over Ethernet adapter and plug, and an Ethernet cable. Our service can then be directly connected with an Ethernet cable or a WiFi router to create WiFi throughout the home or office. Note: Our fixed wireless service is wireless from our nearest tower site to the antennae. A WiFi router is needed to make the service wireless throughout your home or office location. We sell and configure routers for $150.00 that come with a 1 year manufacturers warranty. You can also purchase WiFi routers from Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon, etc. All that is needed is a standard WiFi router.
Our fixed wireless service is wireless from our nearest tower site to your location. We deliver blazing fast broadband internet. A Wi-Fi router is then needed to create Wi-Fi throughout the building.
You are more than welcome to use your own WiFi router or purchase one from us for $100.00. Our service does not require a special type of WiFi router; any standard WiFi router will work with our service. DSL/Router or Cable/Router combinations will NOT work with our service. If you are unsure if a router will work with our service or not, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call to speak with a support specialist during business hours at 505-986-1669
We recommend purchasing the routers we sell, as they come pre-configured and with a 1 year warranty. We sell single pack WiFi mesh routers for $100 and additional mesh units for an additional $100. You can also purchase a Wi-Fi router from any computer electronics store.
We offer a perpetual lease of the equipment and a lease to own option if you cannot afford to purchase the equipment outright. Standard equipment ranges from $300.00 to $600.00 up front depending on the type of wireless technology. You can lease to own the equipment. For pricing on lease to own, please call our sales office for more details.
A standard Installation is $150.00 for a residence and $200 for a business.
Yes, we offer one and two year contract terms. Contracts come with a term discount. We also offer month-to-month service for those who do not wish to be under a contract.
There is a $200.00 early termination fee for a one year term and a $300.00 early termination fee for a two year term or you can also pay off the remainder of your contract if it is less then the early termination fee. For example, if you only have two months left in your contract, you can just pay two months of service instead of the early termination fee.
New Mexico Surf Internet provides high quality, fixed broadband wireless internet service and fiber to the premise to under-served areas in New Mexico. We have been an internet service provider since 1997, first as a dial up provider, then DSL and now primarily fixed wireless and fiber. We are native New Mexicans which means we are locally owned and operated, so we understand your needs. Our network is monitored 24/7 with very little downtime and we offer 24/7 telephone technical support for all of our internet service packages. We run three redundant Fiber backbone connections running from both Denver, Phoenix, and Albuquerque, which means more up-time for our customers in the event of an unplanned fiber outage. We are also have two redundant Gigabit Wireless rings traversing the north and the south.