For Liberty 12 plan, is $50 just a promo price good for 3months?

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I can't see the overall package details regarding the plan on the website
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That should be the regular price for Liberty 12 - but don't take my word for it. That's what it is in my Zip Code. Wait for a moderator (employee) to confirm
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Yep, it tends to be pretty clear on promo pricing but folks till miss it and that's when the fireworks start around here 3 months later. 
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It's a good plan. Just remember to utilize the free zone to the fullest.
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Stephen, is that you??? Why are you impersonating VeteranSatUser?
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is this an up to date detail of the plan?
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Old Labs. I would still be on Exede Classic 10 if it wasn't for the Freedom plan I got offered. I believe Liberty plans are better than the "unlimited" plans because a) they have a free zone and b) the video resolution downgrader can be turned off. They are also cheaper.

Alas, all people see is "unlimited" so then they believe it.
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is this an updated detail for Liberty plans as of this year?
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Hello Arvie, Yes, the Liberty 12 plan is $50.00 per month + equipment and possible taxes and/or fees.
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Arvie Jay Jocson

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Nice, thank you so much for the clarification :D
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Liberty is the best plan you can get imo, heck even in Liberty pass my speeds never drop under 3mbps during prime time. The plan states up to 12mbps but mine runs up to 18mbps most of the day. And what Vetsat said video resolution downgrader can be turned off to and that there is a plus!
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I should get on the Liberty plan, go over, and get those 1 to 5Mbps speeds.

It would be faster than what I often get today on priority data!
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You and me both vet , I'm on 30 kbps from 330 pm till 130 am 
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No Liberty offered on my beam. Just the "unlimited" plans that I have no desire downgrading to.
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They cant make as much money off Liberty either. The high priced "unlimited" plans are where the real revenue come from.

Give me Liberty, or give me Freedom, but dont give me "unlimited".
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Liberty 12 is more unlimited than unlimited. Plus you don’t have the video restriction.
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Outside of what may be a potential bug in Liberty Pass mode, not sure that's the really case with the new policy.

From the network management policy:

In addition, Network traffic may be prioritized during periods of congestion based on subscribers’ data usage or potential data usage (as a result of their subscription to a high-data threshold plan).

There are two factors reflecting prioritization here, heavier data usage (exceeding threshold and actual) and the potential data usage based solely on the plan you've chosen (i.e.. Unlimited 150GB and Freedom 150GB on Viasat-1).

But the debate will certainly rage on with this one. I can only post results that confirm the way it's supposed to be working in my case and am nowhere near Liberty Pass (not that I'd be posting results to show it's working better than expected on Liberty Pass if that were the case - actually I probably would in the interest of fairness to others just like I return excess change to the cashier). At the same time I not exactly sure many folks know how to run a serious speed test - most of what we see here are casual tests.
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All I can say is I used 2.5GB of data for the month and my speed the other night was 197kbps.

That's a problem! I will need to switch to the Liberty plan, blow out the data cap on the first night, and get on the Liberty Pass just to get better speeds!
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And let me be clear once again. I'm not saying it isn't a problem nor am I saying it is. I also understand all the angst folks are experiencing. I do know what the perceived problem is... I empathize.

What I am saying is that the behavior is exactly what I would have expected to occur on crowded beams where most subscribers are on "limited" plans   based on solely on the published policy. If your speeds were slow they're going to get slower. It should come as no surprise.

For Freedom subscribers and on Viasat-1:
 
In addition, during periods of network congestion, you may be prioritized behind other customers who have not exceeded their data allowance or usage threshold regardless of the amount of data you have actually used.

For Unlimited 150GB subscribers on Viasat-1:

Further, during network congestion, customers on the Bronze 12, Silver 25, and Gold 30 service plans, who purchased their service plans prior to February 13, 2018, may be prioritized behind other customers who have not exceeded their data allowance or usage threshold regardless of the amount of data actually used, resulting in slower speeds.
This had to be the expected result on Viasat's part (for reasons which will undoubtedly go unknown).

The only anomaly, I see is Liberty Pass users getting much improved speeds at this point - that will likely go away. Will it be enough to ease the burden on the Freedom and Unlimited users? Probably not.  

As best I can see, this is a variation/twist on the newer Verizon Jetpack Prepaid Unlimited Plans where you're subjected to prioritization at all times.

Yeah it's unlimited or virtually unlimited but we're going to give priority to those who are severely limited.
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Agreed. But if you are delivering speeds to the point people can't even do basic browsing, time to go back to the drawing board!
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Try the Viasat Browser ;)

It always helped me during really slow periods in the past - but now I'm a first class citizen at least for the time being.

That and I do take some pretty extreme measures with it, more aggressive ad blocking with javascript blacklists using uBlock, blocking large media elements, and spoofing user agent strings on data abusive web sites to get them to deliver "basic" web sites. It's really amazing how quickly web sites load when you eliminate all the unwanted crap from being transferred. But I've got all my essential bookmarks and sites configured now.

 I'm not waiting for anyone to go back to the drawing board based on past history.

I'm betting Arvie is sorry he asked by now...
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Note you have to sign a two year contract and the cancelling option is expensive as high as over $300. Also those listed speeds are "up to" and only a handful of customers get those. Only try satellite after exhausting all other options. Also unlike the TV ads claim 99% of the time VIASAT is not better than DSL.
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the contract means nothing to you only Viasat so they can change anything they want to change. I like the price lock promise but we are giving you it for $50 and after three months price increases 
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Pretty soon we will roll to plans of 10, 15, and 25GB of priority data with a 5 hour late night free zone!
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As I understand it, then it will increase to a higher monthly charge.
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To make sure subscriber revenue continues to increase, because that is the measurement.
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I actually miss my Classic plan with the 5 hour free zone.
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There were still times slow speeds occurred, but not every day.