Unlimited Plans

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Do the unlimited plans show your data usage on your account page.
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James Paramore

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Cindy

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Yes mine does! I have Silver Plan unlimited 
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johnny c

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Yes.because you really have 150G, and then you may be prioritized, slowed up, so this way you can still manage your account.
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James Paramore

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Thanks. All I need is the Bronze 12, which throttles at 40GB. But I'm on Liberty 12/25 now and I don't go over the 25 most months. That 15 extra would be a cushion for me and the plan is 5 dollars less than I'm paying now. 
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Just a reminder, the bronze streams at 360p.  
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James Paramore

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That's fine with me. I don't stream. I have Dish Network and a OTA antenna for watching TV. I rarely watch TV anymore though, the programming is awful, no shows worth watching these days, although I do watch some sports. 
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We now have the silver unlimited.  Doing as much as we like, some netflix streaming, youtube videos late at night (husband discovered all the Dave Letterman/Johnny Carson/biography like stuff and is eating it up.  So far, we've just, at best, approached 50 gigs per month.
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It's nice not to have to worry about data any more, isn't it Wayne?
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Tommy Sawyer

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Do Not Get the unlimited plans! They are not good for video whatsoever, and they’re not truly unlimited. It’s like giving you a car to drive anywhere, but on the interstate you can’t drive over 20, 30, and 40MPH. If you have the freedom plan keep it. These plans are fraudulent in my point of view!
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You are correct.  The Bronze streams around 1mbs or less, Silver 1-2 mbs, and Gold about 3 ish.             ( from the limited information we have).  But some people are fine with that, as is the case with Wayne above.  And you can stream with those download speeds.  I prefer more data over faster speeds.
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Run a VPN. Use Playon. Get a Roku. Stream HD on an "unlimited" plan with no interuption.

I do have my Roku up and running now Jim. Works well. I know you wanted me to test something with the resolution. Remind me again?

And shout out to Stephen for giving directions so I can now stream Amazon with no interruption. It is a little clunkier than the Nightshift product, but works.
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VetSat,  Andy showed us how to set the bit rate on the Roku to maybe eliminate buffering.

Push The Home button five times.The Rewind button three times.And finally, the Fast Forward button two times.

Press these buttons in order and you’ll be taken to the “Bit Rate Override” screen, a hidden panel that lets you set bandwidth limits on your Roku.

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I know......who do you think taught Viasat to do this. Showed them this and other tips 3 yrs ago. Got to admit it would have been nice of them to have given me credit for this, like with an * and a "We'd like to thank Andy Schack of Clear Choice Satellite in Chipley, FL for this information". 

I even had someone at Viasat (new guy) tell us at a Dealer Council meeting about this.....like they were working so hard to help us dealers. All the dealers just looked at him and said ".....we know, Andy told us this last year".

Andy
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Andy....  I do like what you're saying here... "But"
There's just no "Liking" this....

I might add...  About your post, Yup, No good deed goes unpunished, or recognized.
Even Get Satisfaction won't let you have credit for that.  

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Old Labs (VS1-329-L12FZ)

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It's showing me you already liked it J&J... refresh, repeat, rinse hands, wipe on pants. Double posting is fine, double liking not so much...
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J&J

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Ummm....  then it was a thing like the double-post...  I got this the first time, second...  My screen didn't show I liked it so tried again.. and again.. and now it shows the like but before it didn't, and yup, I even shut down the ViaSat Browser and came back and it still did it.  Sometimes I post and it won't show I did in the "last reply" but my post is still there none-the-less.  Oh well, he got the "like" and to me that's what counts. :o)

Remember.. We are dealing with "Get Satisfaction!"
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Cranked the bit rate down to 0.3. Did NOT stop buffering. The resolution didnt drop though like I have seen with Netflix or Anazon. But maybe because of what I was testing.

Now my system is running at 0.5 right now regardless and I didnt get buffering when Roku set to automatic that I noticed.

So I suspect if/when my internet speed drops to 0.3 or lower during primetime like it does, live streaming ain't happening!
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Those Roku settings only help IF you have decent bandwidth....as you have just found out. Back before our beam started puking, the pic quality was outstanding at the .6 setting. As our beam filled up, the pic quality went down even though it never buffered. Strange huh? 

Andy
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I couldn't get the resolution to change, no matter what setting. The lower setting just caused more buffering.

Now, resolution might be tied to the streaming provider. Because of my system configuration, I can't test Netfkix through Roku. I could test Anazon live, but IDK if it bases resolution on speed or not.

98% of my streaming is all pre downloaded anyhow. My beam's speed is too unreliable to stream during primetime. By downloading I eliminate any buffering. So for less than $100 investment not a bad solution.

Now, I am contemplating turning on the video resolution downgrader, but then downloading via a VPN to test if that will work and still give me HD video. Basically looking for a work around if I was stuck with an "unlimited" plan to still get HD video.

Some of us always looking for ways around the system. Lol.