Advice on a new plan

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Hey folks. Just trying to get some advice on plans. I'm offered Sliver 25 Unlimited, Liberty 12-25-50 in my area. I was trying to guess whether the unlimited is worth it. If the 'Free Zone' is actually at a decent speed, then you can just about have unlimited download if you plan accordingly. As of now I use about 25GB per month. General surfing, email, videos Etc. I've never used Netflix or other movie type subscriptions, but am interested in downloading movies and watching later. So with that being said, just asking if the 'Free Zone' would be a good idea, or is the 150GB unlimited worth the EXTREME $150 per month cost? And of course after taxes and fees I'm sure it will be close to $200 per month. 
Thanks for opinions and advice!
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Terry

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Bradley

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Probably wait a week for new plan offerings. What service do you have now?
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johnny c

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Concur.
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Terry

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I used to have Hughes Bradley. But I cancelled back in December. As of now, I'm using my phone data to hotspot. Not a great signal so I average .8Mbps on downloads and .3 on uploads. 
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You said you have a business plan in this thread....?  Or you are running a business on a residential plan...
https://community.viasat.com/viasat/topics/viasat-2-status-bvbvsj4ytkjby

I answered your gripe in that thread. 
 
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Yes but you haven't yet found her "civil law suit" gambit - we are all anxiously awaiting that ;)
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VeteranSatUser, Champion

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At least she didn't say she was going to call the FBI.
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Stephen Rice

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I would suggest starting with Liberty 12 before it gets discontinued. There will always be unlimited options.
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I agree with Stephen. If you know how to take advantage of a free zone, go with one of the Liberty Plans. Your usage won't put you over, you can save money, AND you can turn off the video resolution downgrader so you can still watch HD quality content.
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I could take advantage of the free zone with no problem. I was also thinking, If I start with the basic plan, then upgrade, I can always revert back to the basic plan without penalties. 
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Yes, that makes sense.  I think Viasat Brad said the Liberty plans are going away when VS2 goes online.  You can always upgrade to an unlimited plan at a later date. Stephen is the expert on Liberty and downloading movies.  I would take his advise.  ( things have come a long way, haven't they? :-0  
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Keep in mind, you are probably on a congested beam since Silver unlimited is $150 however the congestion will eventually go away once more people are switched to Viasat 2.


Honestly, you might even end up on Viasat 2 with a Liberty plan since you are a new subscriber. That would be sweet.
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Terry

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That would be awesome If that happened. But like I've read in other posts and what you said also, I believe once things with V2 get underway and stabilized, my data flow will be good. 
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Terry

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DANG! Went to sign up and the plans have changed to the new ones. And honestly, what a rip off. Way expensive for the data. 40, 60 and 100GB caps of course, with the unlimited spin. The lowest plan for me is $65 per month with an unlimited data cap of 40GB and NO liberty pass. And we all know they will absolutely slow the data down. They all do it.  Looks like I'll most likely stay with my phone plan. It's more cost effective. 
  I missed it by one dang day. I just got busy with work and all. I'm wondering how many people like me will say, no way to those prices. I'll wait and hope they come down to a reasonable price. Thanks folks for the good advice. 
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Yep! It happened to me when the Freedom plan was available.  Just wanted to wait until my rollover day to switch and missed it!