Should I switch to Viasat ll?

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I have the opportunity to switch from Liberty 25 plan on beam 339 to the new Viasat II satellite and get 40 GB for less money than I now spend..My service now has been great and I am hesitant to switch but I'm told the new satellite would be faster during peak traffic times..I would not however be able to have access to the data extender which has really reduced my consumption..Just wondering if anyone has switched and how well it is working for you..Should I switch? 
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Billy Hearnsberger

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I wouldn't switch.
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Billy Hearnsberger

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Yes correct I should have said 40 GB..I presently have Liberty 25 and since introduction of the data extender I'm only using about 15 GB or less.. 
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Billy Hearnsberger

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Okay I see now why it is called unlimited even though my speed will slow down if i go over 40 GB..Since the only video I watch is Facbook videos and a few You Tube videos It looks like a good deal for me but then again I ask myself is it really worth risking my relatively good service now for the promise of better service?  
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The Bronze Plan will stream at a lower res. than the Data Extender you use now. The Data Extender streams at the same speed as the Silver Plan.  480P.
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Billy Hearnsberger

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okay..so that's relevant..Thanks!    
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The lower res is pretty crappy too. 480p is DVD quality..not bad, but still standard definition and not HD.
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Yes. If he is happy now, why switch. Others have given up Liberty for "unlimited" and have not been satisfied.
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I will say this, I was one of the very first people to sign up for Silver Unlimited.  Within 24 hours of signing up I changed my mind.  I hadn't yet received the new modem.

I called up Viasat and explained that I would like to cancel my upgrade to Silver Unlimited and keep my Liberty 12 plan.  I was expecting the answer to be NO.  To my surprise, the agent who answered was very polite and canceled my request to switch to unlimited.

As soon as the new modem arrived, I shipped it back using the prepaid return label.  I was expecting some sort of hassle where I would have to provide proof that I had returned the equipment.

No one from Viasat contacted me about the return, and I kept my Liberty 12 plan.

I was very surprised at there being ZERO hassle.

Now, I seriously doubt someone could go back to an old plan after physically installing new equipment, but in my case I was very lucky.  I didn't expect them to let me have my old plan back, and I don't expect them to ever make an exception like that again. 

The reason they probably let me keep my old plan, is because I had requested the new plan, but the new equipment had not yet been received and installed.