Running out of Data of the unlimited 12 what happened is my internet going to be still fast or slow

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when you do reach your data limit... you will be pushed back so that the others can use there data that they havent used up yet... but... it just depends if your beam is like congested so badly and stuff... so yeah... during 5pm to 2am... you will have to execpt slower speeds since your about to run out of data.. but if your lucky enough... just try and use the internet during the daytime... as it might not be so congested during the daytime... but yet... it also depends if other users onto your beam is online and stuff... so yeah... imma just going to say this... just execpt much slower speeds than what your usually used to :)
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Do you know the Viasat 2 plans
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Dontrellz Page its basically the same thing for viasat 2 plans... imma onto the viasat 1 plan... so its basically going to be the same way... it just depends the time of day, network congestions, how many users will be online all at one time, and if your already used up your data... then... its going to be the same results as viasat 1... it just depends if you can actually get onto the viasat 2 plans... if not... then... you shut out of luck to be honest :/ BUT!!! i do remembering... someone that had the 100mbps viasat 2 plan... they went beyond there data limit... and so on... they almost used about 1tb of data @>@ and still had rocking speeds of close to 100mbps :)
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Keep in mind the 100Mbps plan is north of $200 and only available in very select areas of the country.
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On an Unlimited plan, speed is not slowed just because you used all of your Priority Data. What happens is you are deprioritized and that means everyone on your beam that is not out of priority data gets things first. If your beam is not busy, you may still see fast speed. If it is busy, your speed will be slower until your data resets.
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But I call costumer service they said it’s not a lot of people on my beam
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Dontrellz,  Please send an email to viasatlistens@viasat.com and allow us to review your account.  Include your account and contact information.  Thanks, Diana
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Then you may not notice a difference in speed at all, or maybe only during prime time. Shouldn't be bad, that's what unlimited is about - it's decent most of the time, even if you do use a ton of data in a month.
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Do it’s have peck hours on the Unlimited Plans
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Yes, peak and off peak hours have nothing to do with what plan you have. Peak or of peak is determined by the time of day people on your beam use the internet the most. Off peak is when most people are asleep, at work or in school. peak is when most people are online.

In most areas peak is from around 2-3 PM until anytime between midnight and 5 AM.
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Hi Dontrellz,  Bev explained it quite well. Thank you Bev.
On an unlimited data plan, there are no limits to how much data you can use during your monthly billing cycle. On the Unlimited Bronze, Silver, and Gold service plans, after 40, 60, or 100 GB of data usage, respectively, we usually prioritize your data behind other customers if the network is congested. If the network is not congested you will not see any difference.
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Let me ask you this, how is it on a unlimited plan you run out of data. SCAM.
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"So why does say “unlimited”

Because everyone else says their internet is "unlimited".  Viasat has no choice but to use the same terminology for their plans as the other ISP's use. Hughesnet has a 10 gig "unlimited" plan.  Verizon has "Unlimited" plan that gives you 22 gigs. Don't blame Viasat for this "unlimited" game that they did not start.
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Unlimited, in the context of this service, simply means that you aren't cut off when you reach your data limit.  

Technically, no service is unlimited, as speed will always limit the amount of data you can download/upload in a given time.  
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That’s how it’s always been so why is it so special.
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Jim 16 how about xfinity, spectrum, AT&T etc.? Just because Viasat didn’t start it doesn’t mean it doesn’t suck. I never said that when Verizon or HughesNet did it was just dandy.
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That’s how it’s always been so why is it so special.
The unlimited plans don't have a set speed that they are throttled to when the data threshold is met.  One may be "prioritized" behind others when the data threshold is met.  That's what's "so special."  That's the difference.  Theoretically, if system/beam load is light, one could download at high speeds till the cows come home, and there have been posts from people that have done just that.  
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Pretty much it can become unusable in peak hours. This depends on how many people are using the same beam as you. You have an empty beam you'll have less an issue