Throttled plan and can’t decide whether to change plans? This may help.

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So there are probably some like me on a legacy unlimited plan that find the plan is now relatively worthless. Since I had nothing to lose, I changed plans today from Unlimited Silver to Liberty 25.

First pic is before the change. Second is after the change and a reboot. You decide. I find peace in the fact I at least lowered my bill $25.



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Spinninghorse, Champion

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Thank you, Bradley. This has been my concern if I get off of the Freedom plan - and I would be paying the same, so no gain there for me.
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The official response to the policy change that was given 1 month ago was:


I gave Brad the benefit of the doubt at the time, but my reading was that the majority of subscribers on Viasat-1 are on "limited" plans ((Liberty, Classic, Evolution). With an ARPU of ~$75, that would seem to be a logical conclusion and past financial results seem to bear that out. Unfortunately it appears Freedom and Unlimited users affected took one for the team...

My testing has shown some improvement and more consistency on Liberty 12 (particularly when having priority data left) as described over at: 

https://community.viasat.com/viasat/topics/speed-test-comparisons?topic-reply-list[settings][filter_...

But keep us abreast of how it works out for you, YMMV. We all aren't fortunate enough to be able to switch providers.
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@Bradley

You're on the wrong Viasat...move to Sweden

Broadband at Viasat

In order to subscribe to broadband at Viasat, you need to be connected to a city network where we deliver broadband.

With broadband through Viasat you get:

Speeds up to 1 Gbit / s
No binding time on broadband
Unlimited surfing
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Bradley

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Brad, Viasat Employee

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I overlooked that CO! Thanks for the update! You as well Bradley
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VeteranSatUser, Champion

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Not bad speeds Bradley. Keep us posted.
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Some beams just get congested at times. I think the only guarantee to see significant speed difference is to actually move from Viasat-1 to Viasat-2. That will require a new two year commitment.

And I know of some who have been on Viasat-2 l(not a high density spot bean). They are abandoning it for wireless.
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Spinninghorse, Champion

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 VeteranSatUser,- I don't believe VS-2 is an option for me.
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Oliver

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Is a bit of a cheat....bridge mode and take more public IP's
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Brandon Fisher

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if your area is congested they hide all plan options you have to call to see if its available it wasn't till i called that i found out i could switch and the reason it was not available to see was so they did no oversell or sell more plans in my area due to very bad congestion.