My Time with viasat is Over :D

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After 5 years I cancelled my service today, For the most part espcially since viasat2 came out my service has been pretty well! But now I get service of the cell tower and get a average of 10-15 mbps down with a top speed of 25 mbps and average upload is 2mbps so far and Im 6.3 miles away from the tower! Also I have a ping of 68 and it makes a world of difference and makes the internet seem way faster, Pages load and refresh quick and I clicked on a 24 hour youtube video and skipped ahead to the end and it loaded in like 4 seconds! But I have truly unlimited internet now for $100 a month which saves me $100 since I was paying $200 for viasat! So I wish yall the best and if yall are within 7 miles or so of a tower search around cause better internet is out there! Would tell yall who I have but viasat would remove this post! So goodluck to all and I will still check this forum out from time to time
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ExSatUser

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Congrats! Been on truly unlimited wireless for 5 or so months. Don't miss satellite internet one bit. Save money, low latency, better speeds, no limited unlimited data.
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Thanks I been testing this for a couple weeks and its been working Great so I pulled the plug on viasat! This will work even better in a few months because they are putting up a new tower about 1.5-2 miles from me!
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Could be if the tower is connected to fiber or not. Not all towers are connected the same way.
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Will I get 2 out of 5 bars normally and yeah your tower could be more congested than mine and yeah ur further away from ur tower than I am so that could be why, and yes ex sat I got a 8 db antenna coming its one with a magnetic on it thats normally put on vehicles for better signal I dont think cable is long enough to put on the roof so I will test it by my window!
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I am closer to a tower 2.54 miles. The 8 miles was to I-95 which is what I think causes the congestion. So I am 2.54 miles from a tower that is 5.46 miles from the major east coast highway.
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mferner.  You need a yagi antenna that will plug directly into your hotspot.  Comes with 30 feet of cable.  I mean what you have coming might be fine.  I would say I yagi will get you 2 more bars.  But if you are happy with what you got now, you are good.
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Ex sat user Im kinda happy with what I have now except upload speed I would like higher so I will see how this goes A yagi antenna is my last resort But I will get one if I need too hopefully this what I got coming will boost speeds a little more because in a few months a new tower will be up anyways and speeds should be blazing than!

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