Exede liberty or freedom plan

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So, from the looks of the website, I can get only the liberty plan. But it says 60 gigs of priority data for the first three months for the price of $99, then 30 gigs after 3 months for $150? I am a little confused. I only get 60 gigs for three months and then the price jumps up $50 after I lose half of the gigs? Also, is the Freedom plan going to be available in my area ever? I saw that it was going to be offered more in 2016 after the new satellite goes up, but is that going to be offered for the zipcode 50703 anytime soon? 
Thanks in advance for the answer. 
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Kylie Kassandra

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Doc

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Use http://www.opera.com will help save you from eating up your Data. 
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Alex, Viasat Corporate Communications

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Steve, why do you suggest Opera to save on data? We recommend against this browser because our web acceleration software doesn't work well with it, so you'll likely experience slower page-load speeds.
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Brian Shackelford

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Alex - That is interesting.  Are there any other browsers you recommend against using?  Is there a preferred browser?  
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Alex, Viasat Corporate Communications

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We pretty much say any modern browser except Opera. 
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Old Labs

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It's all marketing strategy designed to increase subscriber counts and revenue while balancing demands on capacity with shareholder expectations - not being cynical or critical of ViaSat, just realistic and it's a business. Promos with fine print attached can do that. ViaSat needs to keep revenues flowing until the new satellite is launched - otherwise investors get nervous.   
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Brian Shackelford

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With the delay in the launch, my guess is that you will not see these plans in the near future.
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Kylie Kassandra

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Thanks for the honesty! We don't have exede and we are trying to see if it'd be worth the price
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Matt F, Viasat Official Rep

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Hi Kylie,

The new satellite, ViaSat-2, is expected to be up and running in spring/summer of 2017. My personal guess is that Freedom won't be in your area before then, unfortunately.

But Liberty may still be a good option for you. Even after you use up ALL of your gigs, you still get to keep using the internet at speeds of 1-5 Mbps until the end of your billing period. Here's more info: http://www.exede.com/liberty/


A lot of customers are really having a good experience with Liberty. I'd suggest you search this forum for "Liberty" and see what people are saying. In any case, thanks for your interest!  
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Kylie Kassandra

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We are interested in streaming and gaming. We have a phone plan that allows hot spot for web browsing from a computer.
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Alex, Viasat Corporate Communications

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Kylie: gaming can be problematic on satellite internet due to latency. We generally don't recommend our service for folks who are doing any kind of fast-twitch online gaming, although it's fine for turn-based games like Words with Friends and the like.