How well does Exede work with Netflix?

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I watch a lot of netflix is excede worth my time
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Patrick Heckman

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Knight Rider

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Nope not if you have an option for something with unlimited usage. Of the two sat companies Exede is better but again if you have an option for DSL or WAN or cable take it.
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Elaine Fields

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Nope and they don't have a plan with unlimited.. I'm at the highest there is for my area and it's 25GB @ $130... I almost always go over and don't watch any netflix or watch you tube... they say it's web browsing.. really... I think not.. but they have me right where they want me... because I have to have internet.. and they know it.. You will be lucky if you don't use all your data looking for a movie let alone watching one.
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Stacy Wheeler

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I have had unlimited data my whole internet life-maybe 27 years, and at a very low cost. I moved to East Tx and now find all these small data plans and had to stop using Netflix, Prime, taking online classes, etc.  Just do email and a quick Facebook checkin, and searching for info.  Exede has been exceptional in not cutting off my use when I go over, just slowing it down.  Still easy to go over 10GB no matter what!
A week ago, I jumped on PlayOn Plus- today they have a lifetime deal for 40.00. I am now using Netflix again and recording overnight, then watching during the day. So, a little happier!  I do think Exede is the best if there has to be limits.
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Knight Rider

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Sat internet is for those that don't have access to normal terrestrial based Internet. Sat internet has a data plan limit like your cell phone so its not the best option for streaming
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Thomas Black

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An HD movie on Netflix uses 3gigs an hour to run. On the lowest video setting 240 p you use about 1/3 gig an hour. So no Exceed is not a good option for Netflix when 10 gigs cost $60.00 a month.
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Shawna Smith

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I pay for the 150GB/mo. and we watch several movies and don't get near the 150GB. Up to you on how much you want to spend.
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Knight Rider

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That is correct, the Freedom plan as they call it is only available in a select few beams where there aren't as many people on exede service. 
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JETRGB

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Exede is not all it's cracked up to be. I find the usage counting a horribly inconvenient and unpleasant task. You are far better off with cable or dsl. It's financially draining too. Movies burn data fast. In this digital age it is impossible to
Enjoy an Internet experience with usage policed. I pay an exorbitant fee to use mine for home business and ministry. They gouge people in rural areas because they can. Broadbsnd offers unlimited access for FAR less. The speeds are not that great either. Customer service so so. If there was a better choice, i'd drop em.
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JETRGB

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Also they have no available desktop counter. Terrible to have to log in constantly when u are getting low on data. New bills are never posted til the day they remove from your account. End of rant.
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Doris Molina

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How much is 150GB/mo? Is that with excede?
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JETRGB

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Not sure about this. I believe I am on the highest package which is 25 GB? Check out their site. I upgraded from the 15GB plan when I had continual over usage.
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Jacqueline Tierney

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Like others mentioned above, Exede is not a good choice if you have other options available  if you do a lot of Netflix.  If Liberty plans are available we are finding we are able now to do some Netflix again, but we are just casual users of Netflix in that we might chose to stream something if nothing else is on to watch.  We do set the resolution down to the lowest setting also to avoid pulling lots of data.  If you have no other options for internet, there are people on this board that can help you figure out how to use the Late Night or Early Bird Free Zone to download your programs to watch later.  People that make heavy use of video services usually do it that way.  In areas where Liberty Plans are available they still offer one plan that gives the overnight free zone for people with heavy downloading needs.

Right now, if Liberty continues to perform as well as it has so far for us if we had an option for a slower WISP at 1 mbps we would stick with Liberty where in the past we would have changed to the WISP.  For higher speeds we'd probably switch if it had a reliable signal.  It just boils down to your overall data needs.
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Great answers from the group here! It does really depend on how much you watch and what plan you're on. If you're on a 10 GB plan and an HD Netflix movies is 3 GB/hour, it's easy to see it won't last long. You can change Netflix settings to consume less data (see tips here) and use some other tricks to reduce data usage. Check the plans available in your area by entering your Zip at www.exede.com. If you're in a Liberty or Freedom area, your Netflix prospects are a lot brighter.

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