How much data is included in the first prorated billing period?

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I just started service and got the email saying that the first bill will include the two or three days before my normal billing period starts. How much data is included in that two or three days? Is it a prorated amount of data as well? I ask because I did a big download that used up a lot of data, that was supposed to stop at the end of the free zone but didn't.

I'm on the Liberty 50 + free zone plan.
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steve heller

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Brad, Viasat Employee

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Hi Steve

If you are installed between billable days you get a partial "month" of data so basically 2-3 days with the regular data cap then it resets to zero if that makes sense.
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Steve,

It means you're only paying for part of the month, but you get an entire months worth of data.  Burn that data dude!
 
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steve heller

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Sounds good. Is there a way to tell when the "real" month starts so I don't burn up my data after that?

What the dashboard says is

"CURRENT DATA USAGE
13.0 GB


25% used of 50 GB allowance
30 days remaining in the current billing period"

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I guess I don't get any free data days. :-(
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Yup, you had it and you lost it.  A new month has started for you.  On the bright side, 50GB is still a lot of data.  I started out with a Classic 10 plan just to see how it would work, less expensive than paying to put a fiber line in here and it worked out rather well.  Now I have the Freedom 150 but have never used it all up, even when I went on a video streaming marathon one month, got to 138GB and now rarely go past 50.
 
 
 
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I never had it, because my starting day was today, and I just got it installed yesterday.
Yes, 50 GB is a lot of data but as I mentioned above I used 1/4 of it without intending to because my "free zone" download didn't stop as it was supposed to.
We generally use about 50 GB a month between my wife and myself, so I'll just have to watch it for the rest of this month.

I would be thrilled to pay for fiber but it isn't possible where I live.

The real problem is unreliability, not speed or even data.

I'm hoping that the new satellite will be a lot better.
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