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I was told on September the 28th Exede will be offering Unlimited in my area on beam 329 we just got the Freedom 150gb a month back is this true about the 28th?
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Lamorris Jones

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Mr.Anderson

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I'll believe it when I see it!   1995 called Exede, and they want their internet speeds back.  I was offered the 150gb plan a while back but has since disappeared, however but I chose to stay with my late night free zone to not deal with new problems
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Lamorris Jones

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It didn't disappear you just didn't upgrade and everyone around you probably has it. Once they hit a certain number they pull back on promos
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Brad, Viasat Employee

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This is true, Freedom was something of a unicorn plan. Sometimes it appears and then it disappears just as quickly and it's all a matter of people jumping on the opportunity when it happened. 
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Spinninghorse, Champion

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Can I ask who told you there would be unlimited on the 28th, let alone unlimited? Wouldn't that be sweet.
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Lamorris Jones

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I'm a tech the office let us know about promos before they hit I was told 3 weeks before we got the freedom 150 on beam 329 and we did! I just want to see if an actual csr will confirm if not I will reply back the 28th with a update
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M

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Thanks, again!  Hopefully last question, but I was looking at the map and I was wondering if you could tell me what the Gateways are?
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Matt B, Viasat Employee

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Basically, they are the centers that relay signal from the satellite to the ground based network.  There are several to spread the load, and provide backups, if necessary.  
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M

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So, the beam to my home comes from the gateway and not the satellite?
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Bev, Champion

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The path is Your Device (Computer, phone etc..) Your Router (if needed), Exede Modem, Exede Dish (at your home), Satellite in orbit, Gateway, internet, gateway, Satellite, Exede Dish, Exede Modem, Your router (if needed) Your Device.

The satellite has beams, like cones of areas it can send and receive signals within. Each beam can handle a certain total data throughput, each of us gets to use a portion of that capacity. Where you live or have the service installed determines which beam you are on and, which beam determines which gateway.
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M

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Ahh, thanks! That makes sense.
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Brad, Viasat Employee

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Probably a test for ViaSat 2 to see if we can offer the same widely when the plans release in a few months. I unfortunately don't have a lot of details this morning to offer more specifics but I will give the same advice I gave people when Freedom was popping up.....if you see it pounce on it!!! For the others, keep an eye peeled! 
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Brad, Viasat Employee

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Confirmed. We are testing a few areas to hopefully finalize some plan options. 
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Spinninghorse, Champion

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I have to be honest - I'm holding my breath...
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Sheri Faith

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I upgraded to the Libery 25/25 a month ago and am still getting under 6 for download speeds so don't hold your breath as you may suffocate to death waiting.
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Lamorris Jones

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something most don’t understand is everyone’s beam is different just because you get that speed doesn’t mean every sub with the same package will it depends on traffic on ur subscribed beam a lot of people i run into complain about there speeds based on what a speed testing site has given them. my netflix streams in HD at 3mb down..
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Very true. It is all about your beam. Some beams run with great speeds because there is not that traffic on them. But if you have a beam that gets hammered with traffic, your speeds won't be that great.
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Diana, Viasat Employee

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Sheri, please send an email to exedelistens@viasat.com. We'd be happy to work with you to determine what is causing your slow speeds.  
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New data plan roll out has been postponed a few days. No ETA but was told it would be pretty soon....had some IT issues to work out. I brought up a few potential problems to my ASM, perhaps they are addressing those very issues.

Andy
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Better to get it right. I know they are juggling a lot of balls right now. They are trying to get more plan options out there to generate more income, but then they haves brand new system to get online in six months or so. Lots of work to keep the engineers busy :)
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Spinninghorse, Champion

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I am certainly glad I didn't hold my breathe for the unlimited plans. Now there are crickets.
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johnny c

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We have one foot on earth and the other in cyber space, therefore we are sometimes a little slow as we continually shift, transition from one to the other.

I ordered the family all new Iphone 8 pluses, the Verizon guy told me they were all in stock and would ship by Tuesday, by the time he finished his processing the space grey must have been sold out.  My family all got their silver, rose gold etc, but i didn't get my space grey, still back-ordered.

That's life, Exede plans are available and when they hit their limit they are taken down from availability and you have to keep what you've got until the resources are again available to allow you to move up to a different plan.

As stated above, when you see it available jump on it, because there is whole world out there interacting at the speed of light and if you don't move fast enough it may not be available again for some time.
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Stephen Rice

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Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.
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SonyaA

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Seen new plans in this area but I am on the 150gb freedom plan now I don’t see any benefits in upgrading other then if you go over your 150gb which we don’t. And until the new
satellite gets active I don’t see any faster speeds then what I am getting since I am on the 25 speed plan
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Mr.Anderson

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This is what I see
Unlimited Bronze 12 Mbps
  • How Fast

    12
    Mbps

  • How Much
    UNLIMITED


    GB/mo.


  • Video Streaming at small screen quality, optimized for
    360p

  • Bonus Features:

    After 150GB of data usage, we may prioritize your data behind other customers during network congestion.
    Integrated dual-band WiFi Router (802.11 a/b/g/n)
    Integrated Exede Voice adapter (phone service optional)

$70.00/mo.



Unlimited Silver 25 Mbps
  • How Fast

    25
    Mbps

  • How Much
    UNLIMITED


    GB/mo.


  • Video Streaming at DVD quality, optimized for
    480p

  • Bonus Features:

    After 150GB of data usage, we may prioritize your data behind other customers during network congestion.
    Integrated dual-band WiFi Router (802.11 a/b/g/n)
    Integrated Exede Voice adapter (phone service optional)

$100.00/mo.



Unlimited Gold 30 Mbps
  • How Fast

    30
    Mbps

  • How Much
    UNLIMITED


    GB/mo.


  • Video Streaming at HD quality, optimized for
    720p

  • Bonus Features:

    After 150GB of data usage, we may prioritize your data behind other customers during network congestion.
    Integrated dual-band WiFi Router (802.11 a/b/g/n)
    Integrated Exede Voice adapter (phone service optional)

$150.00/mo.
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VeteranSatUser, Champion

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That are more reasonably priced too.
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les

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gee the bronze plan looks good -
hope it is available in my area.

 none are unlimited as they still have the cap, So Id not watch/stream video/shows or movies, but it looks nice for satellite service :)
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Brad, Viasat Employee

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Some areas especially the more filled beams don't have these plans YET but will see this in a few short months once the floodgates of ViaSat 2 is open. This is sort of our warm up to all that. 
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Lamorris Jones

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aye brad 150 silver is 150 in my beam 329
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I have the unlimited silver. We stream a lot, all in standard def. After we hit the 150gb for the month, they slow us down. Way down. Not just during peak hours as they claim. Netflix becomes unwatchable. Buffering is all we get on youtube and the spinning red circle is all we get on Netflix.
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I just switched to the silver "unlimited" plan, which still has 3x the data of my previous 50 GB plan.

This is going to save me quite a bit of money over having two different services, the 50 GB Exede plan and a 75 GB hotspot ($125/month for the latter).
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A good thing too!

A $70-150 per month residential plans does not pay for the cost of ViaSat-2 ($625 million) or the $104 million in launch costs. Remember too that the satellite has an expected lifespan of about 15 years before it must be replaced.

To the above we also have to add in the costs of Gateways and the NOC's.

Residential plans just won't pay the costs.