Just stopping by to say my fairwell to Viasat

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After 3 years with Viasat, I have cancelled my service and moved to a wireless internet service that is less expensive and has a true unlimited plan. I was with Hughes for 4 years, then switched to Viasat because of the great Freedom 150GB plan. That worked just fine for me until Viasat changed their data policy on those 150GB plans, I was getting speeds down in the 1 to 3 Mbps most of the time after the change, even when I had only used a few GB. I was happy with the Freedom plan but then Viasat decided to destroy it to the point it became useless.

I wish all of my friends and the moderators well.

No hard feelings on my end, it was just time to move on.
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Danielle Brennan

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Posted 4 months ago

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Tim Spake

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Who did you switch to?
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fmj77

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Viasat seems to be doing a great job of driving away their customers.
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Jim16

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Bye Danielle.  Glad you were able to find a "traditional" ISP close enough to get.
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ExSatUser

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She isn't on a traditional ISP any more than I am.  But we have found something better.
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Stan N Dorothy

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Ill be joining you soon
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Tim Spake

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ExSatUser, what have you found to replace Viasat. Danielle hasn't told us what she is using now.
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Danielle Brennan

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Tim, ExSatUser and I have moved on to Verizon's prepaid unlimited using Jetpacks. 

Viasat now has a more capacity to sell to some other subscribers at a higher price.
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Tim Spake

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Thank you, I dont think that is an option in my area. Verizon isn't big in my area. Is it hard to find the hardware needed for this "jet pack"?
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I won't be too far behind you Danielle, I am having good luck with that plan these past 3 weeks. Just waiting a little while longer to see if the signal continues to give me usable speeds after the leaves sprout.  
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The good news for me is that speeds have improved dramatically on my Freedom plan the last few weeks. So, either my beam has lost a bunch of subscribers or Viasat has tweaked their throttling so that it isn't so severe.
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Susan Jenulis

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Fmj77, what beam are you on?
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fmj77

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I believe I am on beam 335. I'm in northwest NC.
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I also pulled up stakes and moved to Verizon data service.  The Freedom 150 plan worked quite well for me but the 120 dollars a month for the plan was just to much.  The cell service is half that much and is really unlimited.  I think VIASAT is happy that people are giving up their 150 plans, so I hope my contribution will help those that stay will have a tad better service.

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