I have two homes, one in Florida and one in ohio. What do I do?

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Ronald Ice

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Brian, Champion

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Enjoy Florida when Ohio is under feet of snow?
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VeteranSatUser, Champion

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But stay in Ohio when hurricane winds and 95 degree 100% humidity hits Florida.
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Brian, Champion

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Well, yes, of course.
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Charles Bieber

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If you wants Exede at both there is way to stop one and not the other
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Charles Bieber

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Call customer support
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Bev, Champion

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Ronald, if neither home has cable or other internet options available, call Customer Care at 855-463-9333 and ask them to go over having two accounts and, putting one on vacation suspension when you are not at that address.
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Same issue here. Never can remember where I left my toothbrush.
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Matt B, Viasat Employee

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Ronald,

As Bev said, we offer a Hibernation plan (I've heard it referred to as the snowbird plan).  It allows you to place an account on "hold" for up to six months in a year for a small fee.
https://www.exede.com/hibernation-plan/
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privatejordy

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I'd heard there was a vacation mode (hibernation plan) that I will be needing because I have a house in Puerto Rico, and I'll be heading there to make repairs soon. Has anyone used this, that knows the charges?
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The only down side is that when you return, you may not be able to get your old plan back, you will have to be happy with the plans currently available when you take it off hibernation.
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Matt B, Viasat Employee

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Good point Steve, I forgot to mention that!
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privatejordy

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Well that part sucks!  Figured there would be a catch.  I guess that's what you get from po-dunk companies.  I've never had an issue with Dish or DirecTv when I needed to go onto vacation mode. Just a phone call to a customer service agent that is helpful, and it's done.
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Grumpyoldman

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Well if  they were so great, why did you go to Exede? Count your Blessings 'cause there are alot of people who don't have any home at all.
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privatejordy

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Went with Exede because of an offer in the mail. Maria exited over my house but the structure is still there, so yes I am blessed. My goal is to get my house livable so a family that needs a home can use it. I've raised money and sent generators but I want to do more.
Putting a service on Vacation Mode shouldn't be an ordeal, was my point.  You're still paying and the account is still active.  
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Can I rent the Florida house from you this summer? Is it on the beach?
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Looking toward the FUTURE - some RV's have a satellite antenna monuted on their roof.  This enclosed antenna can "constantly" move to acquire the best signal - of course while the RV is moving.  This is TV service via Dish and DirecTV.   Also note that Viasat (and other vendors) is offering  Internet service to cross country airline flights.  This means that the techncology is there - it's just whether the vendor thinks there is a market for it.  I enjoy camping and have an RV - but at times when we're at a very popular campground with WiFi - but you can't get on because the routers are FULL.  With my smartphone I can create a personnel hot spot - just to get through my emails - but this is not always a good option due to poor celluar signals.   Imagine being able take a portable antenna with you - just like RVer's do now with Dish/DirecTV.  An RV roof mount - self tracking - would also be a great option (for thos w/RVs).  I'll keep on dreaming.
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Gregory, even for TV, which is receive only, those systems are costly. The cost to provide a similar system for internet is possible but, the cost it would have to be sold or leased to customers for is more than most could or would be willing to pay.

I'd love to have such a system if I could have it for around 100/month id sole system or, 50/month if I also had Viasat for home internet but, Viasat can't provide the system for that low of a price.
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Traveling in an RV with modern conveniences such as air conditioning, television, internet, and a comfortable bed do not constitute as camping.  

To date, I have bicycled all the way from Jacksonville, FL to Bunkie, LA with nothing more than a cell phone, small tent, small sleeping pad, foil blanket, basic tools for bicycle, bear pepper spray, and a few snacks/beverages.  Imagine living with nothing more than that for 10 days.  Most RV people think they are roughing it.  lol

Honestly,  I do sleep in hotels when one is nearby and available.  When I end the day and there is not a hotel nearby, I camp in a tent.  My oh my I would love the luxury of being able to tow a portable hotel room with my bicycle.  

My favorite camping is in the super dangerous places where roads don't even exist. In those places, you usually can't even get a cell phone signal.  Its worth it though.  You haven't lived until you've pooped in the woods and bathed in a river.

Anyway, end of rant.  People who sleep in RVs have no clue what camping really is.  When I sleep at night, I keep a can of bear pepper spray by my side.