My predictions for 2018/2019 plan pricing

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I've watched Exede/Viasat plan pricing off an on for a few years now.  What I've noticed, is data offerings get better over time and prices go down for better service.

About a year ago the lowest priced Liberty plan was $60 a month plus $10 modem rental.  New subscribers got a special 3 month introductory rate of $50 a month plus the modem rental.

Fast forward to the latest Liberty 12 pricing and the regular price is $50 a month plus modem rental.  Basically the latest pricing for Liberty plans matches the 3 month introductory rate that was being offered a year ago.

I predict that in a year or two, there will be unlimited plans similar to what is being offered now but at the current introductory rate.

Bronze Plan might be $50 a month plus modem rental.

Silver might be $70 a month plus modem rental.

Gold might be $100 a month plus modem rental.


That's just my prediction.  I could be completely wrong, but this company has a habit of offering better service for lower prices as time goes on.

Don't worry, should prices drop, people will still complain.
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My prediction, FWIW, is that no matter what plans or pricing is offered, thi forum will still be loaded with people whining and complaining about how bad Viasat is.
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Winner, winner, chicken dinner as demonstrated by the new post immediately after yours ;)
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I already know what people will complain about. Should see it shortly once plans are released.
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I’ll probably complain some if the plans or speeds over time aren’t a pretty stark improvement.

We’ve waited along time for this. If it’s disappointing, there is a number of years before more hope.

I’m not expecting 4K unlimited streaming, but I am expecting the service to be better than now. If everyone that currently has the service can’t tell the difference in a month from now, the criticism will probably be deserved at that point.

I have high hopes, but I have for years. Unlimited plans were something I always wanted to see. IF service improves, I’ll be the first to say it.
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Like it is now, prices will largely depend on where you are and what's available (We'll announce plans closer to time but are anticipating some information going out end of the month). When we played our hand and offered Unlimited that was a taste of our focus moving forward as far as where as a company we want to head on offerings. Some options will probably not even require a shift to Viasat-2. 

4K...that's more of a Viasat 3 goal. 
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Someday I'll own enough stock in VSAT to have a controlling interest.  When that happens, your records will be mine!
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I’ll sell them to you straight up for half.
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Back on topic, it is my understanding 4K doesn't use as much data as one might expect. Yes, it still uses a lot of data, and more than 1080p, but it us not like 4 times more than that.
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A little more than two times HD. Probably a minimum of 12 Mbps or so (assuming nothing else draining data at the same time). Bandwidth is where we currently get stuck with ViaSat. 25Mbps or higher is generally recommended. I have read where they are trying to compress it though. Likely to get more efficient over time as internet capacity increases.
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A tease sure but it's also on the official page discussing our future goals when mentioning Viasat 3. (keep in mind that's years away like 2020 or so). https://www.viasat.com/products/high-capacity-satellites