Do all the new data plans, even Viasat-2 plans have the reduced data caps?

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Looking at what's been posted - are all the new plans the hobbled 100GB capped plans? Or will there be improved plans with VS2?  Looks like it VS2 still isn't showing up in my area. It seems like a huge miss if the all the hype around ViaSat2 ends up with smaller data caps.
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Brad, Viasat Employee

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Hi Owen

The plans are Unlimited but are subject to be deprioritized if needed after hitting a certain amount of data
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Stephen Rice

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Cwk, don't forget to get the FBI involved.
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Let me see 100.00 per month fr internet. I get speeds up to 25 Mbps, video at 480 and, 150 GB priority data on VS1.

Step son same 100.00 gets speeds up to 12 Mbps, video at 360 and, 40 GB priority data on VS2

OUCH! houses just 1/2 mile apart, same installer only he's on VS2 and wasn't a customer when new installs were still done on VS1 here.

Were I to change plans, I'd be on Liberty 50 at 12 Mbps for that same 100.00. Before Unlimited was offered, Liberty 50 at 25 Mbps was 100.00.

Not good, makes Viasat 2 look terrible. The Toblerone modem is cool and, the square TRIA looks cool but, that kind of cut in service for cosmetics? Nope, no way.
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Doesn't make a lot of sense to the consumer. Streamlined pricing and plans would help, but your example shows the problem with the pricing and plans today. How can one neighbor pay x, and the next neighbor pay y? I understand grandfathering comes into play with Bev's example, but people on the edges of two zip codes coukd see similar as both new subs.
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In my area they lowered the plans even more...35, 45 and 65 gig for bronze, silver and gold. They also limited the speed to 12mbps.
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That is typical for a lot of areas right now.
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From what I see priority data on the highest level plans will be 100 and 150GB respectively.

As for my opinion of this, I will keep that to myself.
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Interesting. Of all the ways I thought the ViaSat-2 addition would go, I never imagined that it would end being a big step backwards. A 33% reduction in service / data-caps is a pretty huge deal. 

It looks like that antenna problem with VS2 is much bigger than they're openly admitting. 
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Steve's word of wisdom for today.  It is okay to make fun of the legal team, just don't mention white sheets.
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I think they delete a post of your's every once and a while just to be safe!  Kinda makes my picture seem to come out of left field since your post was deleted.
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Stephen Rice

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Its perfectly fine with me if people think you are nut job.  Whats even crazier, is the moderators really do seem to believe I am racist.  
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The only thing I am sure about you is you are a shill for Viasat's Liberty plan.

Oh and a redneck cajun from crawdad country!
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Stephen Rice

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Amen. Give me Liberty or give me steak!
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When Exede first launched, the initial plans that were offered had about 25% less data than corresponding Wildblue plans, plus they didn't have a free zone.  So, the fact that the new plans are what they are at this time isn't surprising in the least to me.  Wildblue had 7.5GB down plus 2.3GB up cap so 9.8GB total (roughly, if my memory is close to right).  Exede had 7.5GB combined total initially.  After complaining and months, they upped the base plan to 10GB (but kept the other plans lowered), and then added the free zone.  So that helped.  But at roughly shortly after the time they improved the plans offered, and hadn't worked out the kinks in service in this area (failing downloads, pages not responding, on multiple installs by different techs), that was when they closed the beam to new customers, and it stayed that way all but a few weeks since then.
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On the bright side, I know absolutely no one who wants to sign up for satellite internet, either Hughes or Viasat, due to its limitations and poor reputation. So, hopefully, the plans won't get any worse and might actually improve.