how.much data Has everyone Used. on new Unlimited plans???

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Posted 6 months ago

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johnny c

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152 so far
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nick

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190- I'm a brand new user and i don't understand how we've used so much so fast...
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How can you tell how much data you have used on your Liberty12 Plan.  My usage meter just pins at 12 gig and doesn't show me my actual data usage or am I missing something?
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Stephen Rice

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My router has a usage meter.
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OK thanks.
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computer1949

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Use bitmeter os. For Data meter
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Harvey Mueller

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Silver 25 plan and roughly 35 Gb last 2 mos.
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I have the Silver 25 plan and I usually use around half that.  I have the 150 because the usage goes up dramatically when the kids are home.  Can't figure out why that is...
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I average 40-70 GB per month, assuming I don't do a new game download, if I do add another 80 to 100 GB that month.
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Silver 25. I used about 180 GB last month and found that the service was still generally pretty good during the day.

This month I've used about 100 GB and have two days until reset.
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Timothy N PollyAnn Koonce

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Exceed is a scam like HughesNet....there is no way I went thru 150gb in two weeks....we have no way to prove otherwise...it's their data tool and it don't lie lol
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It is like giving you a birthday cake and say you can eat an unlimited amount, but the only catch is you have to eat a piece the size of a piece of rice at a time.
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People should buy plans they know Viasat is capable of delivering, now.


Data plans and their associated bandwidth capabilities are sold and serviced as a threat to the network.  Unlimited plans are the highest threat of all, thus they work the worst.

A plan is sold with the thought of "What can this customer do to the network given that they are unlimited in their data consumption?"   The obvious thing to do is immediately de-prioritize that connection and have a system in place to de-prioritize it further if needed (they go over 150GB in a month).  Also, a system is put in place to limit the anticipated sustained download speed to prevent a small percentage of customers sharing a specific resource from saturating it's available throughput, depriving others of any appreciable speed.   So how to do this?  The de-prioritizing is obvious and the so-called "Video Optimizer" is another.  These systems will attempt to level the playing field because everybody can't do massive downloads at the same time, whether it be general downloads or video streaming.  

A customer with a Classic-10 plan is the lowest threat and their connection has a higher priority because they are very limited as to what sustained burden they can present to the network. They will kill themselves off if they hoard the beam resources too long and they will be gone, no longer any threat at all.  They are least likely to stream video for hours-on-end because they must budget their data allotment of just 10GB over a month. 

This is why some people have switched to the un-limited plans just to see their speed collapse.  They became a high threat to the network by virtue of their capability to squander data with no consequences.  Viasat has to police the bandwidth because people can't do it themselves because they are un-aware of total beam loading and it's capability.

These 'hard' network management systems are not in place forever.  The added capacity of Viasat-2 will make it possible to alter the network management algorithms to allow higher sustained bandwidth distribution to all customers to such an extent that customers may not even realize network management systems may be acting on their connection.  Newer network management algorithms will be much softer and less likely to be noticed if a need arises that they need to be implemented.

It is accurate to assume Viasat-2 will be loaded with customers nearly to capacity in just 2 years.  Viasat is not asleep at the wheel.  The first 2 Viasat-3 satellites will enter operation about that same time and being terabit satellites, nobody should ever suffer from congestion again like we have seen on Viasat-1.
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People should buy plans they know Viasat is capable of delivering, now.


Data plans and their associated bandwidth capabilities are sold and serviced as a threat to the network.  Unlimited plans are the highest threat of all, thus they work the worst.

A plan is sold with the thought of "What can this customer do to the network given that they are unlimited in their data consumption?"   The obvious thing to do is immediately de-prioritize that connection and have a system in place to de-prioritize it further if needed (they go over 150GB in a month).  Also, a system is put in place to limit the anticipated sustained download speed to prevent a small percentage of customers sharing a specific resource from saturating it's available throughput, depriving others of any appreciable speed.   So how to do this?  The de-prioritizing is obvious and the so-called "Video Optimizer" is another.  These systems will attempt to level the playing field because everybody can't do massive downloads at the same time, whether it be general downloads or video streaming.  

A customer with a Classic-10 plan is the lowest threat and their connection has a higher priority because they are very limited as to what sustained burden they can present to the network. They will kill themselves off if they hoard the beam resources too long and they will be gone, no longer any threat at all.  They are least likely to stream video for hours-on-end because they must budget their data allotment of just 10GB over a month. 

This is why some people have switched to the un-limited plans just to see their speed collapse.  They became a high threat to the network by virtue of their capability to squander data with no consequences.  Viasat has to police the bandwidth because people can't do it themselves because they are un-aware of total beam loading and it's capability.

These 'hard' network management systems are not in place forever.  The added capacity of Viasat-2 will make it possible to alter the network management algorithms to allow higher sustained bandwidth distribution to all customers to such an extent that customers may not even realize network management systems may be acting on their connection.  Newer network management algorithms will be much softer and less likely to be noticed if a need arises that they need to be implemented.

It is accurate to assume Viasat-2 will be loaded with customers nearly to capacity in just 2 years.  Viasat is not asleep at the wheel.  The first 2 Viasat-3 satellites will enter operation about that same time and being terabit satellites, nobody should ever suffer from congestion again like we have seen on Viasat-1.
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So the advantage to your double posts are I can click on "like" twice for every one of your comments.  Two for the price of one!
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I only have a minute here to get in here until later tonite......

Double post... again??   I saw it post and it didn't go double, so I wonder how it got doubled?  But hey... thanks for the double-like..    :o)
 
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well the maxed i used up was about... 147gbs to 148gbs because i was downloading alotta anime >:3 BUT!!! that was in december :3 AND!!! IF i dont download any video games nor updates for my switch OR updates for my xbox one... THEN!!! imma perfectly fine :3 BUT!!! IF i download like ALOTTA anime THEN!!! ill use up about... 10gbs a week... maybe 20gbs-30gbs of anime that i download a week... BUT!!! imma still keeping an eye out for my gbs :3 (my eyeball is balling onto the data usage and my eye so i can see how much ive used :3  ) cause... i kinda downloaded a ummmm.... 1.5gbs of a youtube video sadly ;-; already this month... and its the 10th ;-;

BUT!!! ive gotta manage my data though :3 which ISNT hard at all for me :3 ALSO!!! WHEN I DO download alotta anime... i tend to ALWAYS keep an eye onto my data usage :3 (also again... my eyeball is balling onto the data usage and my eye is see how much ive used :3  ) 

BUT!!! during the LAST week before my billing date... i TEND to TRY to use up all my data... cause then all the leftovers will go to waste sadly ;-; AND I DONT WANT THAT!!! ;-; SO!!! therefore... i tend to use up most of my data within the last week before my data resets at midnight :3
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We use our 150 gigs for streaming.  95% of our Viasat usage is streaming to a 47" tv.  I watch about 1 hour in the morning before work.  My wife watches about 1 hour when she gets home at 3pm and then we both watch an hour or 2 at night between 7 & 10.  We have never used more than 100 gigs (usually only about 75 gigs) .  150 gigs is plenty of data unless you are going to live on the internet, which is another issue all together. 
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