Can I buy the equipment instead of leasing it?

  • 1
  • Question
  • Updated 2 years ago
I'm interested in getting Exede internet but can't find the option to buy the equipment outright. All I find is leasing options. Could someone give me a definitive answer if it's possible to buy the equipment required for Exede satellite internet and how much it would be to purchase it?
Photo of Karl

Karl

  • 1 Post
  • 0 Reply Likes

Posted 3 years ago

  • 1
Photo of Old Labs

Old Labs

  • 3800 Posts
  • 3841 Reply Likes
See item C in http://www.exede.com/documents/master/customer-agreement.pdf

New Internet Service customers must lease the equipment provided by ViaSat (“Equipment”) in order to receive the Internet Service. Only a ViaSat authorized installer may install the Equipment at your residence.

Some NRTC member organizations (e.g. mine) as wholesalers allow and/or require purchasing the equipment. however your first line of support will be NRTC. My upgrade to Exede from Wildblue over 2-1/2 years ago cost $249 covering install and equipment. At the same time, you may not have access to other ViaSat offerings - e.g. although I'd be interested in Exede Voice and ViaSat won't offer it, it's not available through my NRTC member organization. In the past I wasn't eligible to change to the Evolution plan nor did I see any of the other promos offerred directly by ViaSat. 
(Edited)
Photo of Exede Lindsey

Exede Lindsey

  • 1827 Posts
  • 163 Reply Likes
Hi Karl, unfortunately we do not offer the option to purchase the Exede equipment outright. We only have leasing options available with all Exede packages. If I could provide you more information please feel free to send an email to exedelistens@viasat.com. Thank you. 
Photo of tim ashley

tim ashley

  • 1 Post
  • 0 Reply Likes
Hugh's net let's you purchase equipment
Photo of Diana

Diana, Viasat Employee

  • 2229 Posts
  • 419 Reply Likes
Hi Tim,  At this time, we do not have a purchase plan for the equipment.  We do have options for lease of the equipment.  They are;
  1. Monthly Lease  =  $    9.99
  2. 24 Month Lease=  $199.99
  3. Lifetime Lease  =  $ 299.99
Photo of Adam Collard

Adam Collard

  • 1 Post
  • 0 Reply Likes
As a reseller for Exede, we offer the ability to purchase the hardware. Support and billing would be handled through us, but we can offer some better pricing and we offer the Evolution plans. Feel free to email me at acollard@rcibroadband.com for more info.