Data too pricy

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DO NOT USE EXEDE SATELLITE INTERNET SERVICE "30.0 GB 100% used of 30 GB allowance 23 days remaining in the current billing period" 30 GIgs of data for a month is a joke and the largest plan they offer. Then they try to rape you with per gig charges after that if you want to increase your use. A gig of data should cost about a dollar. Instead they are charging 10 bucks per overage gig! 10X what they charge for a regular plan gig! - .23 cents per gig is what they charge on the initial 30 on your plan, then increase it by 1000% for overages?? WTF kind of a scam is this? Please share this EVERYWHERE! #BoycottExede
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Ben Shader

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wm4bama, Champion

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This has been hashed out and answered in another thread...look here:

https://community.exede.com/exede/topics/freedom-xkvgded091ay
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Diana, Viasat Employee

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Thank You wm4bama for pointing out the thread.
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Don, what kind of plan do you have? You state that you are only paying .23 cents per gig for a 30 GB plan. That is really an exaggeration, and is just not possible.
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Scott

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He just did his math wrong. He did 30 gigs divided by $129. He gets .23 gigs per dollar.
Obviously he should have taking $129/30 gigs for $4.3ish.
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He said he had the 30gig plan, so he must be paying $6.90 a month!!
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Steve Frederick, Champion

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What a deal! And he complains about his cost of data?
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Gwalk900, Champion

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Perhaps the OP is trying to compare the cost basis of ground based ISP's to that of satellite based systems.

Ground based systems can upgrade at any time they feel the investment is warranted and use that upgraded infrastructure for decades.

A satellite requires years of planning and construction, millions of dollars of investment and only has a useful life span of 12 to 15 years. To that you need to add in the costs of NOC's and Gateways.

It really shouldn't come as a surprise that data costs for a Sat ISP's are higher than terrestrial systems.


 

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Diana, Viasat Employee

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Thanks to all our Champions on this thread for your insight and input.  It is greatly appreciated!
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Scott

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Some of the "insights and input" from a couple of your champions seemed a lot more like sarcasm and ridicule. 
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Christine Conrad, Champion

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They are just commenting on what the OP stated. No sarcasm there.