New Plans In My Area

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Well New 50MBPS and 100 MBPS are now here in my area! https://prnt.sc/jna87n I assume these are viasat2 plans! I will stick with my silver plan up to 25mbps with throttling after 150gb! HA the new silver plan they may throttle after 60gb  and the 50mbps they will after 100gb! No thanks! I will however keep checking the plans often too see if better ones come out! But hopefully eventually they will stop throttling me down below 1 mbps in the evening after going over 150GB! First month I had the plan I didnt get throttle till after 187GB of use but ever since its been right at 150GB BAM down to less than 1MBPS from like 5-11 at night! If I was rich though I would jump on the 100mbps plan with throttling after 150gb for $200 a month!
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well... at least you gots new plans... MY beam... is still the same -_- BUT!!! like you said... id rather stay onto my plan UNTIL something better AND cheaper OR the same price as my plan is right now :3

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Well you may have new plans go here and type in your zipcode https://www.exede.com/plan-results/gold50/ the plans you are showing above is what I got too on the account page But Yeah I agree waiting on something better or cheaper
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No VS2 plans for 96024 / 96076
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there are VIASAT-2 plans for my area... BUT!!! the rep i just talked too... he said id be better off staying onto my plan cause of better speeds and more gbs :3 such a helpful rep :3
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With unlimited it's really not throttling but simply the result of (de)prioritization once you exceed your data threshold on an oversubscribed beam during peak periods. For all intents and purposes, the result is the same unless you can shift your usage to non-peak usage periods where prioritization won't impact but throttling would. The only throttling on unlimited plans occurs with video stream detection. Once you go over I suspect video streams are throttled as well as prioritized (much the same as Liberty).     

When evaluating Viasat-2 take into account that it's not over subscribed (just yet). For example see this user's experience despite using 750GB.

https://community.viasat.com/viasat/topics/one-month-with-100mbp-and-this-is-my-results

For now he's getting his $200 worth and more...
 
With no need to prioritize, it becomes "unlimited" - for how long remains the question and how well Viasat can shift capacity in a rolling fashion to accommodate different peak usage periods (as has been touted).

Nevertheless, it's a tough call if you've got legacy 150GB unlimited plan but the Viasat-2 plans are simply too rich for my blood.
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Based on some subtle comments on here, sounds like they will deprioritize Viasat-2 subs after a certain point, whether they need to or not.
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Despite tempering my Viasat-2 expectations a long time ago and even though disappointed to date (perhaps not as disappointed as some), I remain optimistic that the fat lady hasn't sung yet on Viasat-2 and that more is to come.

Some are taking that 98% turned on comment from the conference call a little to literally and out of context. Reading the entire answer to that particular question suggests the roll out is continuing with further tweaking, testing of coverage areas, coverage expansion and additional ground station work to be completed with a tentative completion date of July/August.

We'll see but for me there's no real rush since the plans are out of my price range tp begin with.

However, it would be good to see some prime time relief on Viasat-1 so I'll keep a half-full perspective - the glass is half full of nothing so far. I've come this far what's another couple months and obviously new plans are still continuing to pop-up just in the last few days. 
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@Old Labs i too wish to see SOME relief onto viasat-1 during the peek hours ;-; and all of this network congestion and stuff ;-; BUT!!! sometimes... i wish... i can actually... kick everyone offline so i can have the entire beam to myself for like 1 month sometimes XD BUT!!! yeah... imma WISHING and am HOPING alotta people onto my beam... WOULD ACTUALLY SWITCH OVER TO VIASAT-2 AND GIVE ME SOME SPEEDS DANG IT!!! >:( they hogging ALL of the speeds for themselves!!! >:(
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Absence a high density spot beam over your head, forget it. They might eventually offer up to 25Mbps across the country (like the Viasat Twitter handle says they already do...lol), but otherwise expect more of the same.
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Hopes and expectations are two different things. Some people are just ornery by nature - Deku isn't one of them. But those who believed and failed to recognize marketing hype long ago are among those most disappointed it seems.
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The stupidity of the plan types offered knows no bounds


At my location my top plan us a 12Mbps Gold Plan with 65GB priority for $200.


FIVE miles away a 30Mbps Gold Plan with 100GB of priority data is available for $150.


How do you even begin to explain that to a consumer????
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NearDistant Data Extender.....