When is Freedom Plan coming to my area?

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I would like to know when the freedom plan is coming to my area.... I'm paying $160. a month for 30 GB. and the freedom plan i was told would be 160GB for $99.

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Elaine

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Posted 3 years ago

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Brad, Viasat Employee

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Hi Elaine,

As of right now the Freedom plan is not available. Some very remote, very limited places might have it but by and large it was a experimental plan that was only offered in a small amount of places. With the launch of ViaSat 2, plans like Freedom will be more widespread. We're essentially doubling all of our total bandwidth and with that extra relief we can once again make it available. So stay tuned! We'll likely have details closer to time!
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OklaCattleQueen

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This is a poor excuse.  I was told it was available we can't even stream because of our data allowance.  Kinda stupid to have to pay exorbitant pricing for 18GIG that I could have gotten 150 GIG at and that was a reasonable price.  So much for rural America.  The plans you offer now SUCK.  As is, I can't even use most of the programing on Directv because I don't have enough data to stream.  Thanks a lot Exede for caring very little for rural people who need satellite internet and data for many reasons.   Another company scalping the customer just because they can.
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Elaine - We have Freedom in our part of rural TN. It's not really that great. Once you pass your data allowance the speeds become unusable during peak hours (4pm-2am), sometimes off peak is ok (after 2am), but I'm not in the habit of being awake after 2 am and I'm working before 4 pm so unless those are your awake hours, you're honestly not missing much. If they are able to significantly boost their bandwidth they will still be juggling a lot more people of they make the plan available to a wider group of consumers. I'm not bad mouthing it, just trying to save some fellow consumers some grief.
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The Freedom plan (150 GB/month) was briefly offered in Washington state. I'd guess that there might be a couple of other underutilized West Coast beams too.
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james1979

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The Freedom plan (150 GB/month) was briefly offered in Washington state. I'd guess that there might be a couple of other underutilized West Coast beams too.
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I guess Exede tells us alternate facts when it is nothing but lip service and lies.  I was told the Freedom plan for 150 GIG's was here for good.  So much for Exede PR.    Elaine your are correct, it is price gauging because they can and they could care less.  They have rural people at their mercy.   So nice that corporations have come to this care less, lie to attitude.  But then, our administration promotes it so what does one expect?  I guess one has to be in the upper 1% to be able to afford Exede pricing for just a couple of gigs more than 10 or 12.  There is no excuse for this except for all out GREED.  I have to have internet for medical reasons, so I don't have much of a choice at all.
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I have the Freedom plan and I live between Houston and Beaumont TX. The plan cost 105.00 for 150 Gigs  and no complains.
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Deku (The #1 Hero Data Saver), Champion

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^ i second what don says also... i have the freedom plan WITH my OWN router and i to have no complains either :3 
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When the new satellite is up will that require a realignment of our terrestial dishes or new equipment?
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Old Labs (VS1-329-L12FZ)

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At a minimum if being serviced by the new satellite it would require re-pointing the dish - on the east coast it'll be just about due south while the current satellite is southwest. 
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Markgc, Champion

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I have 100 foot trees blocking the sky view in that direction.
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Alex, Viasat Corporate Communications

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If you do switch to a plan off the new satellite, it will require new equipment and repointing of the dish.

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