33 Days of Service and Couldn't be Happier:)

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On Day 34 now.   Typically my speeds are 35 down/3 up.  Today speed test got one of the slower speeds of  30 down/ 3 up.  Ive had no interruptions or downtime.  The installer worked with me to located the antenna in a unobtrusive location.  The billings have been accurate with no surprise charges.    I could not be happier!

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Voyager

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As they say, ignorance is bliss. When you learn how to run a proper speed test, you may not be as happy. Or if you start using more than 1 GB/day of data.
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Oliver

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After the news this week in politics I'm out of popcorn.
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ExSatUser

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I dont even waste my time with that crap. All theatrics and about as accurate as some commercials on TV ;).
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Dances with Woofs

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Stephen will be bringing a bathtub full of Ramen noodles.
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Steve Frederick-VS1/Beam314, Champion

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And hopefully a tub full of crawdads
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Stephen Rice, Champion

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What plan are you on and how much priority data have you used for your current billing cycle?
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Homeskillet

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Very odd posts, had the service for a month and brags about it every day. Strange all the passion for Viasat. I don't think we know the whole story. Who counts the days since they got internet service?
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Corey Anderson

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Ours were Walmart brand. 
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Stephen Rice, Champion

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Gotta love those Hilton hotels.
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ExSatUser

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There is a reason I have Diamond status with them.. Warm cookie? Yes please!
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Corey Anderson

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I guess I'm cheap. I have no loyalty when it comes to hotels. Just whatever is cheap and has good ratings. 
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GabeU, Champion

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Same here.  As long as it's inexpensive, but not a rat hole, I'm fine with it.  
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Steve Frederick-VS1/Beam314, Champion

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Robin, what plan do you have, and what satellite are you on, VS1 or VS2? Also, what state are you located in?
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I have the unlimited plan and have no idea what satellite but it must be a good one because I just measured 40 down/ 3 up.

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Homeskillet

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To have service where the speeds don't fluctuate and without any weather interruptions, I would have to guess in the middle of a desert somewhere. That is of course if the stories are true. I lived in one ions ago, sometimes it doesn't rain for 6 months at a time.
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I have the business 35 plan and my speed do fluctuate quite a bit but amazingly even after I'm over my cap of 75 gigs my speeds are decent most of the time. I have seen it dip down to .2 megabits but normally that is short lived. 
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Corey Anderson

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Yes, that would be a good option. I've looked at it but never made the jump.
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ExSatUser

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Tremendous product. I highly recommend. Since I dont have satellite anymore, i dont need it, but keep it so i record and download content from any streaming service to my tablet when i travel.

I will give kudos to companies that make excellent products and deliver.
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Corey Anderson

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Thank you I will look into it more.
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I second PlayOn Cloud.  Started using it about four or five months ago.  I'm glad I took the plunge.  
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ExSatUser

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Just make sure you get the cloud version. The desktop version works, but it records through Viasat so you get resolution throttling and perhaps buffer. In the cloud you get no buffering and 720p. Download that file via Viasat and no buffering and close to HD.

Just another way to get more out of Viasat without paying them more.
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Robin

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37 down and 2 up this morning.  Cloudy with light rain.
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Homeskillet

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3 posts about speeds in the same thread in 24 hours from the same person, strange to say the least.
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@ExSat You have been assimilated fully now if you consider $8/day a good deal for service that is $2/day for 10 times more speed via fiber.  Marketing is a wonderful thing.  Sounds like your salad and cocktail was a fantastic deal as it was only 2-3 times more expensive that it would be elsewhere.  LOL.
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ExSatUser

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Well hard to get fiber 30,000 feet up that doesnt break!
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Voyager

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Never heard of EFOGM I guess.  LOL.
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Homeskillet

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Wow $35 for a salad & cocktail in an airport? I haven't flown in 15 years, guess prices have went way up.
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Homeskillet

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Wow $35 for a salad & cocktail in an airport? I haven't flown in 15 years, guess prices have went way up.
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Robin

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37 up and 3 down this morning.  Thats for a cost average of $2.66/day.  so far so great.
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Homeskillet

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You still haven't bucked up and used testmy.net and posted results, why is that? Also most areas have plans that start at almost $120 a month with everything included. What good does what you have do for them?
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Being a former Silver 150 G plan Viasat subscriber, who got cranked down on and got 1 to 2 Mbps during the day, if i was lucky and stopped even attempting to get on after 5 PM, I only post this because if you are fortunate enough to get the rural initiative with a real Broad Band ISP (FIOS hopefully) than you may be able to experience the same speeds. 

Unfortunately, after having sat internet you find yourself wanting to test your speed every now and then.  Most internet users don't  even consider testing their speed, because they stream in HD without issue so they haven't had a need.

This time i used Xfinity speed test, because the graphics are pretty cool, you start out as a hot air balloon, progress to a single engine airplane, jet fighter and then the shuttle.


Testmy. net was 248 Mbps.

Exsat is correct this would not work in the air, different technologies for different situations.

And this ISP has integrity, lives up to its agreement/specifications etc., is one that goes the extra mile for customers.  I left V and went with FIOS when it became available to me on June 26th. I pay 99 dollars a month for the 100 Mbps, but a few weeks ago my speeds jumped from 105 up and down to a consistent 250 Mbps.  I'm more than satisfied, they also have a 1 Gbps plan for 179 a month.

And yes the data is truly unlimited, no caps etc., but I am really not a big user, still have Direct Tv for now, finally can do some On Demand, the big deal for me is that I can use a few new tools for teaching.  I hope that all of you can get something other than sat, but i will admit when I got my classic 25 plan (that was wildblue or exede?) it was a big deal over dial up and that was not DSL.  So hopefully there is light at the end of the tunnel for all.

All the best.
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FiOS connections are amazing. It is 180 degree difference from satellite internet!
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40 days now and ViaSat been perfect.  45 down, 5 up.  Impressive.  No outages and consistent speeds.   Better then the cable ISP I had previously.  Who woulda thought a single satellite 22,000 miles away could provide such impressive data rate to so many users.  Did you know the satellite was manufactured by Boeing?
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Did you know Viasat has other satellites currently in service that were built by Space Sytems/Loral? But at least now we know which satellite you are on if it was built by Boeing. 
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Corey Anderson

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Robin, you're having to much fun on here. Will you post an pic of the speedtest?
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Robin is now trying to pose as a person knowledgeable about Viasat after posting blatant inaccuracies in the past. The neat thing with the internet is you can't deny something that is posted for all to see. The poster has previously said the satellites were 27,000 miles in the air and has also implied that onsite service techs were Viasat employees. They also at one time seemed to think a latency test of less than 100 ms was accurate.
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I dont know exactly but about 7 weeks now.  Excellent service.  35 up and 3 down this morning.  Had a big windstorm come through and saw no ill effects as the wind was ripping.  The installer did a good job on the dish.  Streaming is good on Amazon Prime.  Its so good we are considering getting ViaSat for our 2nd home and some rental properties.
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today has been fantastic.  Lovin the speeds of Viasat.  Been streaming NFL and picture has been great. 
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What does priority data mean?
https://www.exede.com/liberty/
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Admiral Korbohuta

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Thanks Bradley for rubbing our noses in the crap internet satellite customers are stuck with.
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Corey Anderson

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Bradley, do you have a data cap with spectrum or is it truly unlimited and you wont be charged extra if you go over like a TB? Around here Xfinity / Comcast is the provider and they have a 1TB cap and then they charge you. 
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True unlimited.

Att does the 1 TB cap with fees for overages here. They are unlimited too if you bundle.

So far there haven’t been any data caps on cable anywhere near me. I do fear that day will come.
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Nice, you definitely have a good plan then. Hopefully no caps will come.