Liberty Plan Feedback

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I would like to say that I'm very pleased with having the Priority vs Liberty Pass Data on my plan.

What I would like is the control of picking when to use the data levels. For instance, maybe I want to be on Liberty Pass all month until I decide to watch a movie on NetFlix or only when I connect into work. It would be awesome to have some sort of a way to toggle back and forth so my priority data isnt wasted on Windows Updates and other nonsense.

Thank you all and keep up the good work!
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Justin Bennett

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Posted 4 years ago

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Brad, Viasat Employee

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Hello Justin,

Thank you for your feedback. We do have some plans we anticipate once ViaSat 2 launches at the end of this year that will be much more agreeable with streaming and not having to worry so much about it using all your priority data. We don't have specifics just yet, but will most likely announce closer to our launch time so stay tuned!
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Justin Bennett

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Good to know. The reason I suggested this is that I'm a conservative person and just like the ability to control my usage. I try not to waste unnecessarily. Thank you!
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Bev, Champion

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I agree, it would be great to have a button to click, say on the ESVT page, to switch from Priority usage to Liberty usage at will.
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xode0000, Champion

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You can do even better and Exede need not do anything different than what it is doing now.  Simply create a virtual machine for your internet connection and limit the speed of your virtual network adapter.  VMWare 7 and later have this capability and VMWare 10 and later will allow you to change the speed of your virtual network adapter while the virtual machine is running.

Personally, I use a virtual machine with the virtual network adapter limited to 150 kbps (about 3X dial up speed) and increase the speed to maximum only when I want to download a large file (of my choice).
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steve heller

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Same here.
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Frank Stump

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I think it's a great idea.