How popular have the unlimited plans been?

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Just wondering what the reception to the unlimited plans have been. I know when Freedom got offered they got scooped up pretty quick, but I am seeing unlimited Silver still available in my area.

I know the price and the video restriction are two reasons why I won't switch to an unlimited plan right now. To me, it is just not worth it.

Just wanting to know what others are saying it hearing.
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I switched from freedom plan to the silver unlimited plan to me it is great no worry about how much data I have used the speed is not a major factor. I have not noticed any difference with the video being limited to 480 I do have a 55 inch uhd tv. so overall I think it is great.
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When you switched was it cost neutral or do you live in an area where the Silver Plan is $150/month. I think that can be a factor too. Some people can get Silver for $100.
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The cost was $150/month
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You must have always used 150GB then? Just trying to understand why you would pay $50 more/month for less video resolution. Again, it might make sense based on your usage. I can understand though why Liberty can be viable for some based on cost and the ability to still get HD video. Thinking if I was to switch 50GB Liberty would meet my needs better.
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I would switch from freedom but not paying the $50 more 
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I switched from Evolution plan to Unlimited Bronze for a credit of $9 per month.  I use Exede for VOIP on my cell, low bandwidth peer to peer connection for work, and streaming music. Video resolution is not a high priority for me so this unlimited plan works great!
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On my beam, Unlimited silver was offered to existing customers for four days, now only for new customers.
Prior to that I was on Liberty 50 for 110/month. Silver here is 150/month so,a 40.00 increase to triple my priority data. Bronze nor Gold was ever offered on my beam.

My beam seems to have a good base of customers but, not many new subscribers so, it appears that Unlimited was very popular here and, got scooped up quickly by existing customers.

The whole coverage area for my beam is fairly rural, with small towns dotted around but, not all of those have land based providers and even where land based is available, in many cases, top speed is 5 Mbps or less, depending on the provider. That makes Satellite look better than the land based services and, except on latency, it is better.

Viasat 2 promises to make it a real option even for people in this area with alternatives. Now, I would only recommend going land based to avid gamers around here, otherwise, Viasat is the way to go for internet here. and, it is suitable for many games as well but, there are some that simply do not work over satellite.
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I had Freedom 150 plan (105.88) and went to Silver plan for about 100.00, want received bill till the 12th of the month. I have a 65 inch TV and watch Amazon Prime movies and you tube, No problems
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So yea you are saving money there. Makes financial sense for you as long as you are watching video in standard definition on an HD TV.
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I was on Liberty 50 for $100/month + a T-Mobile hotspot with 75 GB of data for $125/month.

For what I hope are obvious reasons, I jumped at the Unlimited silver for $150/month.

Since I switched in the middle of the month, I haven't run out of the 150 GB of "unlimited" data yet, so I can't tell what the speed will be like then.

However, I don't stream video, so I don't care about that. What I care about is having a reasonable internet connection most of the time (barring storms).

So far, even at the worst times like weekend evenings, I'm still getting 3 mbps or so down, and the rest of the time it is in the 18 mbps range. That's perfectly acceptable.

(After checking without being logged in, Silver unlimited is still available in my zip code, but no other unlimited plans. I'd probably switch to Bronze if it were available here.)
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After having run over last month, the service was still perfectly usable most of the time. It was pretty slow in the evening but I can live with that.
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We just switched.  It's working great so far.  Speed tests running anywhere from 25 to as high as 72, but mostly in the 40-50 range.  We'll see where we settle out at once the system starts filling up.  Had the liberty 50 with boost plan, which was fine except we kept bumping our forehead after about three and a half weeks into the month.  We have no complaints, it just was what it was.