Why can't prices be lower?

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LorrieL, Champion

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De Leon, I have the same plan, and it is $49.99 per month, but you also have to pay $9.99 a month (I think that is the amount) for  the equipment rental.  There is also an option to prepay your equipment charges for the length of the contract (2 yrs) for which you get something like a $40 discount for equipment charges over the life of your contract. (and that way of course you won't be paying those equipment rental charges every month) In addition to the charge for basic service, plus the equipment charge, there are monthly taxes added on.
You can go online and view your bill in detail by going to www.myexede.net/currentbill   You need to know your exede username and password to connect there, so if you have any problem getting in to the site, you can call customer service for assistance.
(And in case you are wondering, you can't buy the equipment instead of renting as this option isn't offered by Exede (or by Hughesnet, another satellite internet provider)
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In addition, local and state taxes may be applicable and check to see if the first month was prorated based on billing date vs. install/activation date. 
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Hi Mary, in regards to your package type, our champion LorrieL is correct. The base price for your plan may be $49.99 but you also have to consider your equipment lease along with tax’s will be included in your total. You have the option of  either view your bill through your customer portal at Myexede.net or I would be more than happy to give you a description of your most current invoice. Please send your account and contact information to exedelistens@viasat.com. Thank you 
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Trying to figure out why equipment leasing as the only option is even legal, I thought when Ma Bell was broke up they made them give that up as you pay many times over what the equipment is worth.  As far as price my contract is up and I'm likely to move to Hughes, twice the data - I'm on the 25G plan -  for $60 a month less and faster speeds.  Why should anyone stay with Exede if they aren't going to be competitive.
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Not sure what plans you see but for my area (NC) the second largest plan is 10/2 for speed and only 15GB for 8am-2am and 50 over night, their biggest plan is 20GB with 50over night and 15/2 speeds.

Compared to Exede you get 12/3 advertised speed (which most get more) and you said you have 25GB for 5am to midnight and unlimited access from midnight to 5am and from what I see they are the same price.

So maybe its just me but Exede seams to come out ahead on this one.
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I didn't know that Hughes recently offered the option to buy the equipment, although a bit pricey. It comes out to the equivalent of 40 months of rental though.

Duckman, I do not work for ViaSat, Exede, or in fact anyone. If Hughes works out better for your internet needs, then go with them. I myself am very happy with the Exede service I have been getting for over 3 years, and th Wildblue service before that. It is great to be able to choose which internet provider works best for us.
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It looks like that $400 price is partly for the install too as its not free on that option.
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RE: not seeing the kind of numbers on hughes plan that Duckman describes....it just occurred to me.  Maybe he works for Hughes and is trying to get exede customers to switch by giving bogus facts?
Just kidding but I get  tired of people saying "you must work for exede".  Just another rude way to try to put down what someone is saying.  
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plus I stream way more every month than Duckman describes and I have never gone over my 10gb/month thanks to the late night free zone.  He says he has to buy more data, but I never do, even with 15 gb less than he has and doing more streaming than he does.  That's what I don't like about the new hughes thing with 2 sets of allowance data numbers for different parts of the day--it confuses some people and they don't realize how much better they might do with  LNFZ.
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If nothing else, this thread should serve as an example for the Exede moderators as to why they should exercise better discretion in modifying thread titles (particularly when the original post consists only of a title).

The original title was along the lines of I was told my plan was $49 per month - why am I paying $68...

The change in title introduced a new question and topic.
  
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You are right--the first title sounds nothing like the second.  Are you sure it was exede who changed the title and not the initiator of the discussion?  Why would they do that in this case? The question was specific, clear and answerable the way it originally appeared.
Funny thing is, I don't think we answered the question of "why can't prices be lower" either--we talked a lot about figuring out which of 2 competitors has the better deal, and details of Hughes plans vs Exede.  
I wonder why prices CAN'T be lower?
No, don't answer that, please!  that was just a joke.
I do wonder why high speed internet can't be free to all citizens though.  With unlimited data allowances for all.  Clearly we are entitled to have that. 
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I see no way for me to modify the title of posts created by myself. In the past, moderators have admitted to modifying titles which are provocative in nature.

As for why not free to all and entitlement? I'm not even going there - that would in fact be a provocative discussion better suited elsewhere and probably involve lot's of yelling,screaming and caps lock on ;)