Unlimited for my area?

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Your site says that some areas will be offered unlimited data. How do I find out if my area will be included in this? I have an opportunity to connect to a private internet company with unlimited data. There will be some start up costs which I want to avoid if Viasat will be offering more data soon. But I can not go on with this extreme data restriction any longer. My zip is 95076.
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Pamela Gleitsman

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Posted 9 months ago

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VeteranSatUser, Champion

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Go to www.exede.com. Plug in your zip code. Unlimited is available in your area right now. Now, whether you like the plan and/or price if it, that is up to you.
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Pamela Gleitsman

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Thank you, that was very helpful and I am now signed up for the unlimited. We will see if it is worth the $150 a month.
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Shawn Willmon

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probably should have told her to hold off for a week or 2 since the new satellite will need different equipment
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Pamela Gleitsman

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I did not need new equipment, up and running
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James

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make sure you know that "UNLIMITED" IS NOT REALLY UNLIMITED IT IS 150gb  then you are shut off
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Grumpyoldman

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James that's not true and you know it! I have consumed as much as 645G in a month. Was I deprioritized? Yes. But they NEVER shut me off!!!! What I will say to you Pam, is that if you game or stream alot you might be unhappy with the speeds after 150 GB. I would have advised you to ensure that there is no speed changes after some amount of data is consumed and if so, take the hit on the upfront costs.
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Shawn Willmon, I just got my service installed a couple days ago and was told the equipment was the same for the new satellite once it's available. Maybe Pamela's equipment is older tech? "Supposedly" there won't even be any need to change direction, which I'm not certain I believe...
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Pamela Gleitsman

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No change is needed for my equipment. So far I am pleased.
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Shawn Willmon

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other people on the thread were told they would need new equipment, and i think a moderator on this thread said so too, if im wrong that would be great news for many people because they were also told they would need to sign a new contract to switch to viasat2
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Michael McDowell

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Has anyone ever said if the new equipment for VS2 would be backward compatible with VS1? 
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TQ

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It is not. You will need a new modem and a new tria. The dish itself won’t change. Viasat 1 is at 115 degrees West. Viasat2 is at 69.9 degrees West. So they will have to repoint your dish and Viasat2 is a lot lower in the sky than Viasat 1. Hope this helps.
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She may have the Wi-Fi/modem and just upgraded to the Silver Plan and would not need new equipment.  She will still be on VS1.