Oh Shoot! It’s the End.

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OH CRAP. AN ALIEN STARSHIP JUST CRASHED INTO THE VIASAT SATALITE. MY SPEEDS GOT FASTER. WAY BETTER TAHN LAST NIGHT DESPITE THE WRECK.

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yourguytim

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  • Yelling at my satellite dish asking it, Why?

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Brad, Viasat Employee

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Hi Tim

Are you over your data or inflection point? 
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yourguytim

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Over my tiny pathetic 12gb
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Jim16

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The last internet provider I had charged me $15 a gig when I went over, If I wanted it or not.  Stay within your data limits and all is fine.  
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yourguytim

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The problem is 12 gb gets eaten up fast. Even if your not streaming a video or,participating in online gaming.
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GabeU, Champion

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Data usage is relative to what you're doing and what you have connected that could be using data on its own.  If you don't stream or game, nor download large files, there should be no problem with staying under the 12GB limit.  

What devices do you have connected to ViaSat?  
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fmj77

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Yourguytim, if you consistently go over priority data then your options would be to either use the LNFZ if you have one or upgrade your plan.
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yourguytim

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The got a gaming console but WiFi is off most of time. That’s pretty much it other than my I pad to use to surf the internet
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VeteranSatUser, Champion

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Short of using the free zone, 12GB doesn't go very far in 2018. I have a 14GB plan with my mobile device.

So it is imperative to stay within your data plan, or buy a larger plan.
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GabeU, Champion

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I'm two days from my data reset and I've used 8.1 GB.  That's with keeping a desktop, laptop, notebook and phone up to date.  I don't stream, mind you, but I do watch Youtube videos once in a while.  I pay bills, shop, use Facebook, spend time here and on my own ISPs Community, and various other forums and sites.  And this is with HughesNet's Gen5, which has virtually zero data compression.  If I still had Gen4 it would be more like 5GB.   
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Stephen Rice, Champion

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Go to Outback steak house and order the cheapest thing on the menu.  When you are finished eating complain to the manager that you are still hungry and don't want to pay anymore money.  Let us know the response you receive.
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Ronald Stricklin

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or come to the viasat forums and provide them with your feedback....
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yourguytim

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What are getting at, Stephen Rice?
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Steve Frederick, Champion

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And it is only Thursday morning. The weekends are getting longer and longer as time passes.
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johnny c

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I had the 25 Classic plan for about 3 years, FZ was midnight til 5, conformed to that setup, all updates, youtube etc. after midnight.  I'm mostly retired so not an issue to make it work.

I normally had 2 or 3 Gig on my last day and that is when i treated myself and watched all the jazz and other music concerts from 7 or 8 PM on.  It kind of sucked but i adapted and made it work.

Now with the 25mbps 150 Silver, i do all my updates whenever, watch music concerts but mainly surf like the rest of you, and I do teach on the internet, so being on line to do certain things is a requirement and that is not an issue at all.

The grand kids stay overnight or for the weekend and do there thing, no problem.

And I still haven't used more than 93 of my 150 during a month, but having this plan has allowed me to not be concerned and micro manage every bit and byte.

With 12G and a reduced free zone you have a challenge, but you have to adapt and plan your use for the data, monitor it closely, micro mange, possibly change your expectations and make it work.

You, like the rest of us, really don't have any other good option.  But hopefully the future will present something else, like our rural power company is now stringing an optical cable, it will probably be another year or even two before they get to me, but the broadband initiatives for the rural folks is real and you should check with your county, power company etc.

If you go over your data cap/limit, i hear that it can be excruciating, manage your data and/or upgrade your plan.

Until then, adapt and make it work.


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