The new Unlimited Silver 12 plan

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The attached image should explain the recent changes to Unlimited Silver.  It still isn't as good as Liberty 12 but the good folks at Viasat are working on making it better.
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Posted 6 months ago

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Michael McDowell

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But their idea of making things better is to go backwards !
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Harvey Mueller

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Dat rat dere is funny. Too bad it hits so close to home.
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Should be obvious Viasat significantly overextended themselves with the 150GB "unlimited" plans last fall, and they didn't get the result they expected from the video downgrader.


Now it is also obvious Viasat-2 isnt delivering near what was expected after being in service for over 2 months.
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LOST is an amazing show. Definitely worth checking out.
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Oh Jeez I can't NOT chime in on LOST. My dog is named Faraday
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I think Nathan is trying to troll everyone. The first season was awesome. The last season was garbage.
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I watched every last episode of that show, even after it jumped the shark. I *still* kick myself for having stuck it out.

I did like the Daniel Faraday character, though. Excellent actor, that Jeremy Davies.
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I watched every last episode of that show, even after it jumped the shark. I *still* kick myself for having stuck it out.

I did like the Daniel Faraday character, though. Excellent actor, that Jeremy Davies.
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Paraphrasing my last comment in regard to the plans

These are the current available plans as they exist now. Keep in mind plans, pricing and availability varies by location and do tend to change over time.

For some these plans may not be attractive but you can stay on your current plan as you're not obligated to switch. 
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I know, Just disappointed if this is Viasat 2. 12MBPS and Liberty 50 at best. Not what we were lead to expect of Viasat 2.

I get that it has problems but, those were minimized so, we didn't know to lower our expectations of that bird.

At this point I feel like it's sit tight for a few more years and wait for Viasat 3 or maybe even 4 before anything really good comes along for my area at least.

Yes, my Unlimited Silver at 25 Mbps is pretty good except the video downgrade is forced. If I could do HD and not get video throttled until I used my 150GB then, it'd be a perfect plan.
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Even with the lower data caps, Viasat is still far better than Hughesnet.
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Mind boggling.  I'm still not sure what to think of Viasat 2.  Lets hope the insurance company forces them to attempt to redeploy the antennas, and that it works.
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I don't think that will happen. I think that ship has sailed. And of course, the spots beams then ended up in some areas where they weren't needed, and other areas where they were badly needed didn't get them.

To quote Andy, a lot of the country is getting the scraps.
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I am.using unlimitedville.until.they get their act together.
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Philip Milne

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Uh oh..I.did.Freedom of.speech.im going to get banned.lol
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Philip Milne

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Greed is the problem.They don't care about customers
They care about lining their pockets and lying to us..I just finally had enough
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Boy, ain't that the truth! 12Mbs on a good day (I'm pulling 1.3Mbs at the moment).

But the ad also needs to highlight that that 12Mbs is only attainable on sunny days. On rainy (or particularly cloudy) days, that speed drops to 0Mbs since my brand new 802.11n modem spends most of its time looking for a signal while I'm having to tether to my cellphone to get any work done. I guess that's still (technically speaking) "up to" 25Mbs though, so kudos to Viasat for their creative approach to truth in advertising.

Another nice touch is that even though Viasat loves to say "There is never a fee to change your Viasat internet plan," they don't mention that, at least when trying to downgrade Unlimited Silver 25 to Unlimited Bronze 12 (so that I might actually only have to pay for the bandwidth I'm getting), they'll require a NEW 24-month contract, even after my three years of service. Again, that's not technically a fee but yeah, some lube would be a nice touch.

Also, just noticed that the Silver 25 plan description now reads "On the Unlimited Silver 25 service plan, after 60 GB of data usage, we may prioritize your data behind other customers during network congestion." When I switched to Silver 25, that read "150 GB," not "60 GB." This just keeps getting better and better.

Ah well, at least after switching from Generation 5 to Unlimited Silver 25 at the first of the year, I was finally happy with the value of the service... until I started using it.
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Please ban this Philip dude.
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Second that. If the banned for speaking out and being honest about problems or shortcomings, I'd have been banned long ago.
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Or at least teach him proper grammar and sentence structure.

Andy
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I never got banned. I just lost my champion status because I'm racist.
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And a Liberty Plan shill!
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Well, after my Exede 5 beam being closed all but a couple/handful or so months since '12, new plans are available.  ...yay...! I think...?  They had the Liberty plans for a few days, starting at $80.  Now, Unlimited Bronze 12 at $110 is the cheapest plan (I include the lease fee, because it's what you actually pay for the service).  Nice option for those who have been waiting for something other than Hughesnet.  Sooo, glad I have my regional cell carrier (hopefully it keeps working...), I just wish more of my neighbors could get a cell signal.  They already said no way they were paying $80....

I had been around Direcway/whatever since about '97, but never got that because it still used dialup, which disconnected constantly, plus it was too expensive at the time.  When I got Wildblue in '06, it was exciting, it worked great coming from dialup that disconnected constantly.  I think it was about '08 or so, they changed traffic shaping, no longer fast (still the 0.5 meg, but everything loaded slower), pings nearly doubled to over 1300ms, usage added up faster on the meter for some reason doing the same things (you could look at the graph and see when they "flipped the switch", yes there was a usage history graph).  Exede launched around '12, with a lower cap than was available all those years before, about 25% lower on all plans.  Lots of complaining on the other forum, they finally upped the base plan to 10GB, and added the free zone.  So, customer feedback does sort of work.