Thanks to Stephen Rice

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My data month ends tonight at midnight, Oct 4.
My plan is the Liberty 12 plan with a LNFZ.
I have not reached this 12 GB threshold yet and still have 1.5 GB left.
I have consumed 72 GB of data for the past 30 days.


This is due to Stephen Rice and other peoples' suggestions of delayed scheduled downloads.
I used to wonder if Viasat had problems with the way it charges data usage. However, my experience is that they are measuring data appropriately. It took Glasswire and a data throughput router in order to have the tools needed for me to come to this conclusion.
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Matt B, Viasat Employee

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Wow!

That's fantastic usage management!  
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VeteranSatUser, Champion

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It's why a plan with the free zone is a better option than any of the "unlimited" plans that are not really unlimited. 

Shame those plans are not really an option anymore for a lot of customers. 
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Most of the liberties have a 3 hour free zone and I think they are availble on all of the backed up beams.
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My billing cycle is thru the 3rd, so 28 minutes ago, and now I'm no longer on Liberty Pass Data Restriction, and this is my speed on Liberty12 25mbps WiFi, all stock equipment.



What I'm wondering is, Where Is My Bill?  I checked hours ago and it showed nothing due, paid Sept 4th, next bill due Nov 4th, so I checked again after midnight and it's still showing next bill due Nov 4th, nothing due now.  I'm not bitching, just curious.
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Shame on you for enjoying your service!
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privatejordy

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I hope people don't come along and think Viasat gave me a free month for favorable reviews.  LOL

Actually, I don't really care what people think, not those people anyway!
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People accuse me of coming here and being a troll but this thread is evidence that Viasat really is a great deal when you understand the terms of your plan and use it accordingly.

I get offended when people come here to accuse Viasat of being a scam and trash.  Thank you for joining me in being a shill for the Liberty 12 plan.  Keep bragging and eventually people will want to put you on ignore.  
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You can talk about the Liberty Plan all you want. You become a shill when you repeatedly post speed tests that are atypical for many, many users :).
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I don't think you can say Stephens speeds are atypical.  Do you have evidence that many, many of Viasat users have bad speeds? ( what ever that means. Are 100 many? 200? 2000? out of 600,000.)  You aren't falling into the trap that this forum represents the majority of customers are you?  My speed below could be typical of what the majority of Viasat users experience.  I'm in a totally different part of the country than Stephen, so now we have 2 atypical customers, only because we have good speeds?  The vast majority of attacks on here are from people that have gone over their priority data.

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My speeds are typically around 500kbps during primetime every evening. And yes, I am well under the priority data limit. Others on my beam see similar results. It is what it is, but when you advertise "unlimited" plans that are not really unlimited, Viasat doesnt do itself any favors.
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Verizon Unlimited isn't unlimited either.

All animals are created equal but some animals are more equal than others.
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Neither is Comcast but comparing the 1 terrabyte allowance of comcast to viasat is mixing apples and oranges. Comparing Verizon wireless to viasat is also not apt. But here's to the AV1 format rolling out expediently and supporting lower definition video.
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Did you like cut the power off from your road or something. That’s the only way I could think of not using it all.
If Viasat had no data caps you could’ve used all the data you wanted. Only in dreams.
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I took advantage of the LNFZ for many years back when I had the Classic 10 plan. I never went over the 10GB priority limit, but occasionally used up to 200GB some months when factoring in the LNFZ. Not a bad deal I think for $50 a month.
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Now the free zone WAS truly unlimited during that time of day. And with no video streaming restrictions.
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Old Labs (VS1-329)

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It still is, albeit shorter - the video data extender can be turned off on any plan having a free zone. That's how M.E.M, Stephen and myself are getting more than more than 12 GB per month and still not going over that 12 GB - mine not to as great of an extent as theirs since my video streaming is very limited anyway. Loss of two hours of classic free zone hasn't really had any impact on me - it was never really usable during all of those hours for me due to congestion back in the day.

Don't worry Geek Squad has dispatched someone to both Viasat-1 and Viasat-2 to add more capacity - we should be swimming in bandwidth soon... he's on his way.

 
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The Space Program that picture is from can get you in big trouble around here.
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I know. I'm surprised someone hasn't suggested if we had the space shuttle still someone could go up and fix Viasat-2's antenna - overlooking the fact that the space shuttle was designed for low earth orbit. This baby, however could... although the reentry is a bit rough.  
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Space is cold.