exact differences in 10gb plans

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what is the difference between liberty 10 and exceed 12. both at 10gb, it seems like one would limit your usage to just the 10gb and then from 12midnight to 5am but you would not be online during other times if you used up the 10gb...is this correct?
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The Exede 12 (or sometimes Exede 5 in some areas) include a late night free zone from 12:00 AM - 05:00 AM. During the free zone, your usage doesn't count towards your monthly allotment. There's a similar plan called Essential 10 (as well as one called Evolution) where the free some is from 03:00 AM - 08:00 AM.

On any of those plans, once you exceed your monthly allotment, your speeds will be throttled to the point where mostly everything (with a few exceptions) will be unusable - however speeds will be restored during the free zone applicable to your plan and will be usable during those times. Speeds may be slower than normal during the free zone since many use that time frame for large downloads, streaming, updates, etc.

The Liberty Plans do not offer a free zone period. Instead, once you exceed your priority data allotment, your speeds will be throttled (typically in the 1- 5 Mbps range except during peak usage periods for other subscribers on your particular beam). During peak usage periods (e.g. evenings when everybody wants to be on the net) , the speed may be even lower - again not typically usable for most of today's web sites or services.

If you have heavy usage demands, the free zone plans may make more sense; however, the Liberty Plans may make more sense if you can limit your usage to day time hours.

Regardless, both types of plan require taking some proactive measures to eliminate much of the unwanted, unnecessary bloat associated with today's web sites and preserve your priority data.

Unless of course you're independently wealthy and can afford to buy more "priority" data at $10 per GB.  

P.S. See http://www.exede.com/documents/master/data-allowance-policy.pdf for the official explanation.
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Good answer Old Labs.
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Welcome back HMC... haven't seen you around these parts much.

Then again, haven't seen Everett since who knows when... perhaps the old prospector finally struck gold and is off enjoying himself.