Liberty users that actually use internet: How long for about 30 GBs?

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So, for people that gave up the LNFZ for all day downloading.. How long for about 30 or 60 GBs?

Currently it takes about 3 days to get the download done that is over about 18 GBs (being paused every night) .

I used to see 2.2 and got Max Payne 3 done in one night (34 GBs) , now I am happy to see 1.3 MB/sec .

I'm going to assume on Liberty Pass that browsing is pretty much wiped out while you wait on your downloads ?
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I don't think that Liberty Pass was designed for those users that have downloading requirements of that nature.  They still offer a plan with a free zone in Liberty Pass areas for the users that have that type of downloading requirements.  I suspect that that type of use on Liberty Pass would cause your speeds to be dropped even lower, though I don't know what the threshold is for further restrictions.  We are able to enjoy streaming videos and sporting events now that we have Liberty Pass both on Priority data and when we go over and are on the "Pass".   We also are able to comfortably download any updates and files we need but we never are anywhere near those numbers, probably not even for total use in a month.
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Everyone thinks they are huge.. Till they start gaming or enjoying 720p streaming.

Edit: However, I'm afraid to jump ship to Windows 10 with Classic 15 since we already go over the data cap daily about 2-4 days before the cycle is up.  And with the FORCED updates WHENEVER I'm afraid to even try the machines on Windows 10.

The only way I found around this was exactly like Windows 8: Set the connection to metered on an unwired (Wifi) connection, then set the restart time when you are ready for the downloads to begin.
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Yes, I set my resolution down to the lowest setting for Netflix, but I also am of the generation that grew up with black and white TV with rabbit ears with foil wrapped around them and watched many programs that were grainy and was happy to have even that.  ;-) so HD, while nice, doesn't make much difference to me.  Though I think the picture is still very good on the lower Netflix setting.  For the live sporting events it gets a bit blurry off and on during the stream but again, I'm content to just be able to follow the game.  I've resisted the temptation to try online gaming for fear it would use too much data.

I was debating switching to Windows 10 but didn't realize there was no way to shut off the updates.  Wonder how data hungry the  updates are for that.  If they are no worse than 7 it would probably be fine with Liberty.

You could try Liberty but if it didn't work with your requirements then you'd be stuck with the essential 10 plan and have 5 less GB per month so I guess it's a toss up.  I'm thinking you'd probably find your highest download speeds to be during the early morning and daytime hours.  Usually, even on the pass, we see speeds at 10 GB and higher prior to 5 pm.
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Yeah, I don't want to go back to a 10 GB cap in the daytime with people in 9gag, twitter, and facebook in the house.

To be honest, I was thinking about a WISP locally that was only 1 Mbps (128 KBsec?) which boasts to be the lowest you'd see on Liberty anyway.. However, they'd have no cap at all and latency about 100ms due to LOS wireless on land instead of sat.  But, with Liberty there at the same price.. I'm sort like "Well, wouldn't this be better since it can get up to 5 Mbps ?" .

Then there's staying where I am and getting about 20 GBs done a night when I need to.. but restricted all day.  I'd like to be able to actually play the games online whenever I wanted. (even if there is a latency) .
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The WISP provider we have here at our other place originally was 1 mbps when we got them.  We were tickled with them and the ping here is around 50.  My husband usually just set larger file uploads (he sometimes would upload short HD videos to youtube that were school event related) to start when we went to bed and just let them sit and work overnight.  Streaming worked pretty well but of course you never get HD streaming at that speed.  When it got busy you'd get buffering.  They then upgraded their equipment to help with that (don't ask me what exactly they did I have no idea but the buffering issues were much improved on video streaming after they swapped out our receiver with their newer equipment).  Later they went to 5 mbps and that is what they have now for their lowest speed package and we just sit on that here since we are only up here part-time now and it's plenty fast for what I need to do.

I understand  your dilemma, you don't want to get stuck back on the 10 GB plan if you swap out and it doesn't work for you.  How often do you actually have the big file downloads?  Before Liberty if I had been able to connect to a 1 mbps WISP provider I would have done so in a heartbeat.  Now I might hesitate to switch over to that slower speed as long as Liberty continues to work as well as it has been so far for us.  

How expensive is it to get on the WISP provider?  And do they have a contract?  It would be nice if you could try them out without a huge investment and see if it is fast enough to get by on.  
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Yeah they have a 1 year contract with a $200 penalty.  If they start adding poles and stuff the price shoots up and up and up..

The last time someone did LOS here it was 70 feet, and that can't happen now.  I'm not paying $500 for a pole install just to have 1 Mbps.

Anyway, I probably use about 2 GBs a night catching up on youtube, etc.  Before the Windows Updates, game downloads and updates, etc.
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With Windows 10 there is a BIG misconception about the "forced updates". If you set it to a "Metered Connection" Windows itself suspends updates until you manually tell it to download them. If it detects an "unrestricted connection" yes it will update automatically. I have Windows 10 on both my PCs and i am on the old 10 Gig plan from years ago.
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only works for wifi.
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True, just to get around that use a router. Most routers now support transfer speeds greater than Exede  (or any satellite) can supply; so you won't lose any speed on your connection and will be able to save on data overages/slowed speeds.
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From what I have read Liberty Pass is not for downloading real big files.  So far I haven't had to use Liberty Pass. I have 12 gig plan. 
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Here's something just found about Liberty Plan.We offer three Priority Data packages for Liberty Plans: 12 GB, 18 GB or 30 GB. We also offer a basic plan in Liberty areas called Essential 10. This plan has a traditional data allowance (and no Liberty Pass), plus a five-hour daily Free Zone (3 a.m. to 8 a.m.) where all data is unmetered. Here are the prices:


Liberty 12: $69.99/mo


Liberty 18: $99.99/mo


Liberty 30: $149.99/mo
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Yeah, the Essential 10 is basically Classic 10 with 3-8 instead of 12-5 from what I'm gathering.
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I do not do downloads over 1 GB, do not stream music or video except 1-2 how to five minute or less you tubes per week. (at most 30 mins of video per week) Two people here but one is only here on weekends and follows the same rules. Video disabled on social media sites and, only 15 mins per week per person on those.

Unlimited forums, blogs w/o videos and email use plus antivirus and OS updates as needed. We average 1 GB to 1.5 GB per day.

I've got Liberty 30 and usually spend 1-5 days before my billing date on Liberty pass (out of Priority data.)

It isn't for heavy video streamers or large downloads regularly. Sure one or two games per year perhaps but then 10 GB or less - otherwise go buy the disk and only download updates for the game.
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If you can live with slower speeds Liberty is OK. I recently talking with Tier 2 support she said she has seen users go over by 5000 percent and still worked for browsing. If do the downloads during the off-peak hours, you should be able to browse during the peak hours if younpause the downloads. But, buyer beware, just about every problem you have will be blamed by support on you being over Priority data even when that may not be the problem.

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