Viasat Browser for iOS and Android phones and tablets!!!

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You have been asking for it, and now it is here.  Announcing the beta program for Viasat Browser for iOS and Android devices.  If you would like to be one of the first to try it out, apply at https://browser.viasat.com/beta.  The Viasat Browser for mobile devices will give you ad-free, faster, and more private browsing on your Viasat Internet service while helping you use less data.  Please try it and let us know what you think!
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DavidBrowserGuy, Browser Expert

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Posted 4 months ago

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Billy Hodges

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Yes just applied Thank you
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Bev, Champion

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Applied, awaiting download instructions. :)
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johnny c

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Applied.
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Bradley

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Just downloaded the browser. If someone finds a quick way to import bookmarks and such, let me know (iOS version). Hate trying to redo years of bookmarks, passwords, usernames, etc.
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DavidBrowserGuy, Browser Expert

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Hi Bradley, Unfortunately, that capability isn't supported.
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Bradley

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I get it. Just makes it a rough transition when everything is saved in another browser.
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Bradley

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If I email you my kids Apple ID email, can they at least use it?
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DavidBrowserGuy, Browser Expert

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Absolutely!!!
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M.E.M.

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I tried to D/L this browser for my iPad which is an iPad 3. No go.
The iPad 3 is several years old and is limited to ios version 9.x. It cannot accept further updates.
Will the Viasat browser be modified to work with older iPads? 
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johnny c

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I've got a X and ios 11.4.1, operating system says it is up to date.

12 ??
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Bradley

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12 is only in beta. Hasn’t been released to the public yet.

5s is 8yr old technology. I have a mini 2 in the family that still runs like a champ. SE phone would have been a better bet.
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Andy Schack

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For me, it's too little, too late. I bought a Samsung prepay phone a few months ago to 1) try out AT&T signal in our area since I've got to start selling their service, and 2) wanted to see how I'd like an Android. 

Love it.

Andy
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I have only used android devices. I never buy in to the Apple marketing hype. Plus it's a closed proprietary platform. You are stuck at Apple's will. At least with Android you have various hardware options. Personally all I use are Samsung products.
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iOS 12 is in public beta as well.
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It is a bit faster on my iPhone than Safari but, it lacks the share and integrations with other apps like face book, twitter, SMS messages and so on so, if I want to share a web page, it's easier to use Safari.
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Hi Bev, I think we could make the sharing user interface better, but to share, please click on the 3-dot menu  and use the share icon in the upper left hand corner.
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Is the beta period closed? I'm kinda late to the party, but wanted to give it a go. I tried clicking on the link and got a 403 Forbidden error. (Access denied)
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Ronald Stricklin

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It's out of beta and ready for download. https://browser.viasat.com/ get it
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johnny c

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I've been using it for the web site that I teach on and it is working well.

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Newell Bascomb

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Are searches shared with Google or another organization? Does Viasat collect and sell data from searches?
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Newell Bascomb

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Guess I got my answer since I had to sign into Google to post the question!
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GabeU, Champion

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Using Google to sign into this site has NOTHING to do with the ViaSat browser.  It's simply one of the many methods for signing into this site.  
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Viasat does not collect or sell data from searches.  Google is the default search engine, but you may change the search engine in the "Settings" section of the menu, which may be accessed by clicking on the 3-dots in the upper right corner of the browser window.
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Old Labs (VS1-329-L12FZ)

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For the long answer regarding the Viasat browser, see:

https://browser.viasat.com/privacy-policy

With regard to signing in to the community using Google or Facebook, this allows Google and/or Facebook to know you have visited the community. That's out side of Viasat's control and GetSatisfaction's choice which has its own privacy policy:

https://getsatisfaction.com/corp/website/privacy-policy