Unlimited Concerns

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I thought unlimited meant unlimited.... Why is there a thing for usage at 150 gigs.. that's not unlimited if you still have a data usage chart and slow it down when you reach 150. Not nice..
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Misuse of the term "unlimited" has become the de facto standard in this industry and its misuse isn't limited to Viasat:

Today, "unlimited" just means you won't be charged for going over a certain data threshold. Instead you'll be either slowed and/or prioritized. Simply stated, it does not mean you're guaranteed full-speed, unlimited data.

Viasat's unlimited data plans also include throttling of detected video streams with no video stream quality gurantees.

All ISPs publish their disclaimers and fine print whether you miss them or not in the rush to sign up for something that sounds too good to be true (usually it is). Here are Viasat's:


Like anything, buyer beware.
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or if your installer/dealer assures you that it is "unlimited" and you do not see any contract.