Rate Comparison for Different Service

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Having trouble staying under 18Gb with current plan; want to move to 25Gb plan. Account info says that 25Gb is $75/mo while we are now paying $99.99 for the 18Gb. Is the new plan really less expensive or are there other fees that are not itemized in our current bill
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Old Labs (VS1-329-L12FZ)

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ViaSat recently introduced some Liberty Plans with larger data caps and at a lower cost. As long as you don't opt for the new WiFi modem or the Boost option (if they are available) other fees will remain the same (modem lease, taxes, etc) - and yes they are less expensive than prior plans (just switched to one myself and saving a few $$$) 
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you still will not be able to stay under your data limit either way, but if it is cheaper, go for it,but if you have a late nite free zone you will not get to keep it.
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Old Labs (VS1-329-L12FZ)

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Actually the newer Liberty Plans (if offered in your service area) do come with a free zone 0300 - 0600 for direct Exede subscribers - in my case I switched from an old plan with the 0000 - 0500 free zone, and it was always slow and often unusable until 0300 or so. Overall the new plan has been a net gain for me on all counts ($$$, data, and usable free zone hours) and staying within the limits has never been issue for me with even a minimal usability time frame for the free zone of 2+ hours. But with the increased data allowance I haven't found a need to exercise the free zone yet.

Time to get a handle on your usage and the many ways data can be used on your behalf and more than likely without your knowledge as explained by GWalk...


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Old Labs is correct. We have offered new plans with different rates including Liberty Plans with a free zone period. This is certainly a sign of things to come once ViaSat 2 settles into its orbital slot and we have 2 satellites servicing our customers