Which data plans can I get?

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I currently have a TV/Internet bundle through Dishnet that ends January 27th 2016. I'm tired of the offerings on satellite Tv so after 30 years of Dish and Directv I am installing an outside antenna to receive my local channels It is suppose to be delivered October 24th 2015. So that leaves the need for satellite internet. I was interested in the Classic 10 or Essential 10 with early morning free zone. But when I type in my 47150 zip code I'm offered Liberty 10 package with something called freepass. I use a Linux operating system and need the free zone to download new Linux operating systems or to update my exsisting system Is either of those two packages still available? Also Excede site says free anti virus for the first year but what about the second year of the contract? As I said I use strictly Linux operating systems so anti virus for Windows or Mac would do me no good at all and I don't want to be paying for something I will not be using.
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You are lucky to live in an area that has the Liberty plans.  The essential 10 plan has a late night free zone but with different hours...  3am to 8am.

For more information about Liberty plans click HERE



You can get the F-Secure® Anti-virus for one year, then it goes to just a few dollars a month, (about $3.00).  I installed it and read the terms; what  it will do, how it will do it, what access they will have in my computer, what they will upload (anything and everything they want), what they will delete, etc. and couldn't get it out of my machine fast enough.  It does NOT uninstall using their UN-installer.. EVER, no way, no how, it stays, PERIOD !!  They have a link on their website to another UN-installer but it doesn't work either.

I am good, very good at Windows XP (I still use it because of it's sheer power) and it took me days to finally get rid of it using my own knowledge and a program called ComboFix that put the final nail in the coffin to remove the last traces of it.  If I was using an newer version of windows I probably couldn't get rid of it.  If you put it in, you may be stuck with it even after you think it's gone.

I consider that program to be a TOTAL invasion of privacy with the ability to follow you everywhere you go on the Internet, upload, analyze, change or delete anything they see fit to do in a computer ("Anything" is far more all-inclusive than one would think).  That program is out of the future of a totalitarian state where big brother is watching you at all times (read privacy policy at link below).   Install at your own risk, but I'm sure it protects against viruses too.  It's everything else you give them the "ok" to do in addition that bothers me.

Read their End User License Agreement 
     HERE

That's nothing.. read their Privacy policy
      HERE

lastly, why would they make it so difficult to remove their program from your computer?  Read the privacy policy and see what they had access to!   You could wake up one morning and find your month's data is gone because of what F-Secure decided to upload from your computer..they can upload your entire hard drive and hey, you gave your consent.  Fair warning.


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Merle, Do you know if your DishNet uses Exede or Hughes? Are you aware that you can continue with DishNet without continuing your Dish Network TV Service. If you like the DishNet packages better, that is an option for you to consider. I have used Norton and McAfee in the past and they both caused me a lot of headache. I have found that the free anti-virus products have been every bit as good. I now use Avast. I am a Kim Komondo fan and she continually recommends the free products over the purchased ones. You can check out her recommendations at komondo.com.
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My installer said it was Hughes. But if I stay with Dishnet my cost will go to $49.00 a month for only 5 gig prime and 5 gig bonus for a total of 10 gig a month that's what made the Essential 10 with unlimited early mornings look so good. I agree with you on Norton and McAfee and when I used Windows many years ago I also used Avast but Windows viruses usually don't affect  a Linux Operating system. I haven't used any antivirus software in 8 years. I got infected one time in all those tears by a virus written for Linux. I just sanitized the hard drive and just reinstalled with Linux Mint KDE 17.2 and good to go. That's the reason I don't want to have to pay for an antivirus software I'll never use. I can make do with Essential 10 gig a month just pay bills answer email and check for new Linux releases and set up my download manager to do the heavy lifting in the early morning

                                                              Many thanks
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Merle, if you don't ever activate the F-Secure offered, you won't have to pay for something you don't want. I have never used it, and don't plan on it. There are other options available, many are free, so it is your choice. I have been with Exede since it was introduced in 2012 and am very happy with the service. I am on the Classic 10 GB plan, but would jump t the Liberty Plan if it were available in my area.
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Thank you for the information so I just don't activate F-secure good. You say you are using Classic 10 is it still available? I'm just not comfortable with the liberty plan. I feel I would have better control with a plan that has late night free zone. By the way my outside antenna was delivered yesterday and I installed it today and to my big surprise I can receive local channels better than I ever could with Dish or Directv. So now I'm ready to make a decision on my internet.

                                         Many thanks Steve
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Merle, the Classic plans are available in certain areas. You can check what is available in your location by going to exede.com and enter your zipcode.
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Merle, the Liberty plan is much more than it appears at first glance when you are used to satellite restrictions.  When it was first released it got a very cool reception initially because most of us didn't believe that it really got rid of DAP.  Your priority data guarantees you the higher speeds, once you use that up in a month you actually are still able to use the internet.  We have streamed from Netflix and live events while on Liberty Pass so we are very satisfied with it.  Most of the time I get very good speeds, during the day most of the time my speeds actually approach or go above 10 mbps.  In the evenings the lowest tested speed I have gotten so far was about 2.5 which still allows streaming (though some buffering may occur off and on when you drop into that range but not a problem for us). These of course are speeds I am getting AFTER using up my Priority data allowance.

Unless you have very high downloading requirements on a daily basis you will probably like Liberty quite a lot.  If you down load lots of huge files you might want the Essential 10 plan but since you are used to such a low data allowance i would encourage you to try a Liberty plan and see how it works for you as you can always switch to the Essential 10 if Liberty can't keep up with  your needs.
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Thank you Jacqueline. How long do I have to decide if I like the Liberty plan? If I don't who do I contact about going to Essential 10 and are they any problems in doing so. Remember I'm coming from Dish and they like to cause subscribers all the problems they can

                                             many thanks Merle
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We probably will stream more during the upcoming winter months since we like to follow a college basketball team that does not appear much on broadcast tv since it is a Division 1 school.  I asked awhile back about switching to a larger priority package during those months and being able to switch back to a lower one and my understanding was you can switch anytime between plans available in your area without restriction.
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Exede lets you switch between any available plan in your area any time with no penalty
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Merle,

Do note that the emphasis here is on switching to available plans in your area. For your ZIP Code, the Exede web site (www.exede.com) indicates that Essential 10 is not available (and only Liberty plans are available).

Even existing customers in that area having the classic plans would be unable to switch back to their classic plans if they were to switch to the currently available plans.

P.S. Thanks Jacqueline for the continued first hand feedback regarding your Liberty Plan experience. I've always been curious about what happens to speeds when on Liberty Pass "restrictions" - based on what you've said it appears that the 1 - 5 mbps isn't a hard limit but results from being given lower priority; and results vary based on current network conditions and higher is possible if you find the right window of opportunity - or lower with the wrong window.              
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My thanks to all for all the information I'll be switching soon

                               Merle
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STOP sending this shit.


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Stop subscribing to it...

Login to the site, click on your username appearing at the top of the page, select Profile, click on Email and Notifications, turn everything off and save ro relieve your inbox constipation.

Supposedly there's also a link in the email you're receiving... but I wouldn't know since I don't receive any having done the above.  
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Wow!!! what was the last two postings about??
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Merle, Mr. McKinnis was unhappy because he was getting email notifications for posts put on this forum. It is easy to change the notification to eliminate that, as Old Labs pointed out.

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