Should I upgrade my plan?

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I think I have 10 GB's now. Occasionally, I get an email saying I have reached 70% or more of my limit. I am considering taking the next higher package.
How many GB's would that give me, &, what would the approximate cost be?
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Starring Matter

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If you are on the classic plan, the next step up would be 15GB for $30 more per month.  If you don't exceed your current data, there is no need to upgrade.  If you only rarely exceed (anyone else have a hard time spelling this word because you spend too much time here?) your 10, it would make much more financial sense to purchase the rare additional GB for ten bucks, than to pay an extra $30 every month.  Stay where you are at is my opinion.
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anyone else have a hard time spelling this word because you spend too much time here?
Yes, that among others - my fingers frequently out pace my brain it seems as evidence evidenced by the edits - wish they had a preview post option here

And there they go again... ;)
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Thank you, "Starring Matter". I was hoping someone would say that. However, by the end of 2016, I may have to upgrade anyhow. I am like like the "cattle rustlers" of the old West. I have a "lot of irons in the fire".
I have two western books, "Slim Chance, Sheriff of Apache Wells" & "The Kid", that I hope to have finished by the end of 2016. That, along with my poetry, I will need to keep in touch with my publisher about.
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I have Liberty 12 plan which I think cost $20 more than my classic 10 plan. I love Liberty Plan. So far I have not used up my 12 GIGS. But if you use up your data then your speed just gets little slower. Have heard some that have plan still get download speed 10mbs or however you say it. I usually get close to 20 down and near 3 up. So far haven't used data so don't know what Liberty Pass would be but know a lot of people are happy with the plan. Hope this helps. :-)
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You can login to your Exede account and determine what options/pricing are available to you - it depends upon the area you live in (i.e. beam coverage area).

It sounds like you're on one of the Classic 10GB plans - the 70% email is just a warning that you're approaching 100% and you may not find any advantage in upgrading unless you constantly get the 100% email.

ViaSat appears to be transitioning away from the classic plan models toward the newer Liberty Plan models. Unlike the classic plans these don't offer a free zone but speeds remain usable once you reach your priority data allowance. Many are finding the Liberty Plan models much more to their liking - the determining factor seems to be based on your need for very large downloads at higher speeds during the free zone(s).

However, with the Liberty Plans start with the lowest priority data option and work up from there as needed at a later date.             



      
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I remember receiving a few of 70% warnings over the time I've been with them. I don't remember ever receiving any 100% warnings, or, ever having been shut off completely. I feel safe in continuing to use my computer.
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Hi Albert, I would be happy to provide you more information on packages along with prices we have available in your area please send me your account and contact information to exedelistens@viasat.com.  
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I'll have to check with my wife to see where she keeps the paid bills. I let her write the checks because my hands shake too bad. Besides, she has a lot better handwriting than I ever had. I have to type when I do my book writing. Also, doing my poetry.
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I have 3 kids who are now home for Christmas vacation and even before that, with 3 Kindles going during this time, we have already reached 100% and I'm not sure what to do. I am a single mom and don't really want to spend a lot more on internet service. I never had this problem at my last house and I had Suddenlink where there were no restrictions on data used.
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Martha, you might want to look into the Liberty Plans. Sign up for for the smallest one available, and when you go over your data, Liberty Pass kicks in, giving you speeds of 1 to 5 Mbps, still fast enough to do most of what you use the internet for.