Viasat 2

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Do anybody know the plans for ViaSat 2 ??
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Plans change frequently regardless of which satellite you are on. Please be more specific.
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I’m taking about the Viasat 2 plans what are they??
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What plans will be available to you depend on what beam you are on and, the load on that beam. (where you live and how many people that live near you have Viasat service.) That changes every few months, or faster so, available plans change as well.

Possible plans include unlimited plans which offer 100 GB of priority data, then POSSIBLE slow downs after that but do not hard throttle your speed no matter how much you use. You might see plans offering 30 or even 50 Mbps speeds. All depends on your location and the workload on your beam at any given time.

Also, remember that as Viasat 2 service rolls out in your area, sometime in the next couple of months or so, people will move to it and that will make room for better plans on Viasat 1. You may not have to move to viasat 2 to get more data and faster speeds.
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I’m in Vicksburg Mississippi I only use Satellite internet in my area in I don’t like when I have to slow down when I use up my data doing the monthly and I’m only getting 12mbp in my area I had this internet since February of this year I had Hughesnet but they a ripoff with they internet so I change to u guys ViaSat
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It shouldn't matter. You already said you are canceling Viasat.
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I wasn’t talking too u so exited yourself off my chat please!!
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Stephen has a point, though I answered your original question anyway. I might suggest you sit tight and wait for new plans or, let us help you get more out of your service. 
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How was I supposed to know?
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But to answer your new question, the biggest plan difference on Viasat 2 is the Platinum plan.  It has a 150 GB data cap and is $200 a month.  

You can see these plans by going to Viasat.com and searching for service using zip code 80002.

I have also included a picture showing the new plans.  I have put a red box around the prices and the data limits.  The slightly lower prices which I did not put a box around are only for new customers and are only a three month introductory rate.  After three months, the price goes up to $200 a month on Platinum for new customers.

What you have now, Liberty 50, is a great plan.  It is more than enough for one computer.  I would take a Liberty 50 plan over Unlimited Silver any day.  Unlimited Silver is the same price and you only get 10 GB more per month.  The Unlimited Silver plan does not include the Liberty Pass or the Late Night Free Zone like you have with Liberty 50.

I highly recommend sending an email to Viasatlistens@viasat.com to check your usage.  You might have malware or updates on your computer that are using up your data.  If you don't get it corrected, you will have the same problem no matter what plan you are on.
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Do it come with built in WiFi
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Yes, as stated near the bottom of the plans Stephen posted above.
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Hi Dontrellz

While most of our small beam coverage areas have now been released we should see the majority of our large beams open sooner than later (unfortunately we can't give specifics as releases are subject to delays) but for those that haven't seen ViaSat 2 enter the area YET I think their luck is about to turn around really soon. 

With that said if you see plans on viasat.com/internet with Unlimited options that's typically a tell-tale sign. keep in mind ALL ViaSat-2 plans REQUIRE a new 24 month agreement as well as an installation of new equipment.

 Just plugging in a zipcode I found on Google it looks like it's not there yet in your area but that will change very soon. With that said I do have to give Stephen some credit in his above reply:

 The Liberty 50 plan appears to be in your area now and it's the same price as the Silver Unlimited plan (based on regular price). The Silver Unlimited has a 60GB refraction point and depending on Network traffic you may be deprioritized after hitting that point. While the Liberty 50 gives you 50GB, it does come with a late night free zone from 3am-6am and you have the option to buy more data. In addition there's Liberty Pass that will keep you between 1-5mbps during the day but may dip below that in peak hours and you can always do buy more data to resume priority speed. If you stream the Liberty Plans do not have a resolution restriction. ViaSat-2 unlimited plans do cap your resolution at 480p (standard definition) on the Silver Unlimited and the Gold plan caps at 720p (HD). 

Hope that helps you out a bit. 
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If most of the small beams have been activated, it's not in my area.
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you might be a big beam covered area
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Wasn't the case 9 months ago.

And you can't just "plug in a zip code" in some areas, and that is a pain too. Hughesnet requires a full street address for me also. Ughh.
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Brad,
What u mean about a big beam covered area
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Dontrellz,

I'm referring to spot-beams which are your location's coverage area. Think of it like shining a flashlight on the ground, everything in the light is a "beam" everything outside of it is another beam. Or think of it like when you are on a road trip and lose radio stations as you leave the market/coverage area. Beams are like that to divide coverage for our customers.

ViaSat-1 looked a lot like a honeycomb. The beams were roughly the same size and pretty uniform. ViaSat-2 from what we've seen has a mix of really small beams (60 mile radius roughly give or take), beams the size of ViaSat-1 and some MASSIVE beams (state sized almost...meaning the Western States that take a long time to get through).

Typically you won't really have to ever know what beam you are in or anything but if you want to know more check out this post http://bit.ly/2I7ZzSd
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Wow that interesting I didn’t know it was like that so what u saying I might have better plans then what I have now
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yeah potentially. Since you're a current customer you can go to account.viasat.com and see what's available now.

As for "better" it's a little subjective. Like Stephen's comment earlier in this thread he's a HUGE fan of having the Liberty Plan due to the late night free zone where data isn't counted against you.Nor are you put on any video streaming resolution limit (it'll still use data). However, if say someone isn't a night owl and won't want to set those late night downloads, that may not matter or if they do they do not care about video quality but 10GB more each month might mean everything the Unlimited plan with ViaSat-2 might be a solution that works better. 

I think the real way to answer that is what you want with your service and how you use it. Feel free to drop a line at viasatlistens@viasat.com and myself or one of my teammates can consult a little further and more detailed features of the plans.
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I consider it an honor to have Brad plagiarize one of my posts. LOL
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I think my dog ate the citation paper.
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Exactly Brad. I like Unlimited Silver. Lower video resolution but, we aren't night owls and, we rarely stream on large screens. I get 150 GB top speed and possible slow downs if we ever use that much after that for about 150/month - Viasat Voice and Easy Care included.

My biggest usage is daytime downloads so, for me that's a good plan.
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Best plans are subjective, but if you want the highest speeds you will have to be in a spot beam.

I still think Freedom is the best plan. 150GB of priority data and 1080p. Of course, if you are on a congested beam like me, speeds can be pretty dismal during primetime.
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All your base are belong to us.
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I agree
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They plan on making as much money as they can while over selling service