What is going on with the plans?

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I upgraded to unlimited gold from a 150 gb a month plan.  Now, my internet has slowed to almost nothingness at 100 gb, so why should I pay more for unlimited?  When I went back to change plans, now I'm only offered a 12 gb plan and that's it!  Where did all the choices go?
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Terry Ealey

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Posted 2 years ago

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You didn't change from a Freedom Plan did you?
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God Bless Freedom (NEW), your new gold plan might only have 100gb, when first released it was 150gb now its down to 100gb, plus you get a forced resolution on most video streaming.
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Nathan Hart

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Never leave the Freedom 150 plan. It’s the best plan they’ve ever had. And by the looks of it the best plan they will ever have. Gold plans are a ripoff.
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The old Freedom plan is an upgrade from what Viasat is offering now. Don't give it up until something better comes out.
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Long live our Freedom!
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Old Labs (VS1-329-L12FZ)

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Not that it helps the original poster... but perhaps someone else is paying attention.

Unless there's been a major change of heart since February 8 when Viasat's CEO was asked whether he expected to sell only unlimited data plans going forward, his reply was:

"Yes, that’s what the plan is."  

If you like your current legacy plan, keep your current legacy plan (in this case you actually can) - however once you switch, it will up and vanish like a fart in the wind and you can only switch to what's currently offered. 

For now, Viasat has gone all in on marketing "unlimited data" plans as they are currently defined, investing heavily in all new retailer support materials (brochures, print materials, ads, imagery, etc.) and the new Viasat branding. 
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So when the plans that were offered 6 months or more before a new satellite came online are clearly better plans than what’s offered now (value wise), what does that tell us? One could argue platinum might be a great value for a data hog, but I’ve yet to see anyone comment on it.

I had three plans added to my area yesterday. They added the unlimited plans with WiFi. 12, 25, and 30Mbps with 40,60, and 100GB of data respectively.

I could now pay $50 more for 50GB less priority data with the potential to never reach 30Mbps.

Just doesn’t make sense.
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I would only switch if a 250GB Freedom plan was offered with all the same conditions as my current 150GB Freedom plan has, but that is never going to happen, so I'll just stay here.  150GB of raw Internet is enough for me.