Just upgraded to the Freedom Plan!

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In the weirdness of the NRTC that is a reseller of Viasat internet, I upgraded today to the Freedom Plan for $75.00/month. Now, Freedom was never, ever available on my beam, but it is now when Freedom is no longer available from Viasat.

Hey, I will take 150GB/month and 1080p video at $75.00/month. Probably delay my move to Viasat-2 for several months unless Viasat gets their act together on pricing and plans. To think a reseller is giving me basically the same GB's as Viasat at half the cost (minus unlimited but with 1080p) shows how off their pricing structure is right now.
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Posted 11 months ago

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Congratulations. You will enjoy the Prime Time freedom to burn that extra data. Let us know what it does to your speeds.
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If you are out of contract can you convert to NRTC?
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Michael McDowell

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Dag nab it!..... Sounded too good to be true!
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I have never been a Viasat direct customer. Old Labs is correct. The support isn't as good, but I can deal without better support and save $75/month.

I still have the option to move to Viasat in the future, but it would require a new installation and a new two year contract. That is only going to happen if/when I jump to Viasat-2.

As far as speeds. I average 1 to 1.5Mbps during primetime. I dont see that changing anytime soon as long as beam remains congested.

But hey. I am happy. I probably average 100GB/month, so Freedom is a good option for me!

Update:  150GB on my meter allowance.  It is a beautiful thing :)

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Did you ever do something about that cable attenuation problem?  Think of how much better it would work if didn't loose 98% of the signal getting from the dish to the modem.
 
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It's not that we can't provide info contractually, we can't even see it from our side!  We can see wholesale customers exist, and pull values on the modem, but nothing else.  Can't see billing, change plans, disconnect, etc.  

Sometimes, it's very frustrating.  
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VERY frustrating. But I have been able to alert Viasat a couple times there was some issues with the network infrastructure that they subsequently did track down.