New silver plan

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This might run long, but wanted to tell you my story. I just upgraded from the Liberty 50 plan to the silver 25 with “unlimited” 150 gs. This was a no brainer for us. Yes, I know we will only have 480p and that is not great BUT how exciting that we have soooo much more data than ever before and for the same price! Is our satellite as fast or truly unlimited like folks in the city can get? No! But they don’t get to own 16 acres on a river with deer, turkey and all kinds of peace and quiet that we enjoy daily! So I’m ok with the limit. We have dish network for our tv programming, but could never enjoy some of the benefits that go with it. Even with 150 g, I was terrified what it would do to our data useage. We are Finally connected to our WiFi. I had a tv series that failed to record the very first episode. We ordered it on demand. While we didn’t watch it at that moment, so I guess, technically it didn’t stream, but there was no buffering and the picture on our 70” screen was fine. Yeah! We bought an Xbox one that came with a free game that was over 50 gs. We are able to download that for our grandson without going over our limit. Our speeds are not ever more than 15 mbp, an often around 3 mbps during prime time but how great it is to have our place inte country and plenty of data to do most things without constantly checking data. Yes we have lots of stuff connected, WiFi thermostat, desk top, kindle, two laptops, two tablets and two smart phones. We just don’t run everything at once and I use my router to block devices at certain times. We won’t be binge watching Netflix but we can certainly download movies or tv shows fairly often and never have to worry about running out of data if my Apple products get the latest OS downloaded accidentally!

Exede rocks at our house! Thanks for bringing these country mice into the techno age!.
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Rose Smith

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Brad, Viasat Employee

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Awesome! Thanks for that Rose! This is the kind of stuff we like to see because you guys seem to have the spread from gaming to streaming to surfing on multiple devices. 

As for the WiFi thermostat just gotta add a voice assistant like Echo or Google home...that gets you into a rabbit hole of wanting to automate everything and turn your lights on by voice!