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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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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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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So you're having trouble because you're using well over 150 GB a month and you're telling those of us living with 10 GB "It's not really that great."????  I don't think you're going to get much sympathy here and I'd like to have that problem.
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I'd like to have that problem too.. I pay $160. for 30GB.. I really don't think I would complain with 150 GB for $99. In fact I would not even come close to it. Just saying.
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Pipe Pistoleer

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David. Where are you getting 150GB? I'm thinking the original post had a typo in it. Not my post.
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The Freedom Plan is 150Gigs for $99.  So no one here is going to complain about that package!
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Old Labs (VS1-329-L12FZ)

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David. Where are you getting 150GB? I'm thinking the original post had a typo in it. Not my post.
In your prior post you indicated you have Freedom - however what you described is Liberty.

Freedom (last I checked is) only available in three service areas - Southern Florida, Southern Arizona, Northern Minnesota. They all have low demand for satellite internet - either low population densities and/or other more viable options.

The Freedom Plan is 150Gigs for $99.  So no one here is going to complain about that package!
Least of all them gators in the Everglades ;) 
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I would GLADLY take 150G for $99.
I'm just sayin'....Come sign me up. :)
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Of course it's only in a few areas!  Internet is the life these days and if it's offered to some it should be offered to all!  We are in a remote area with satellite as our only option!  But pay $160 as well! 
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I got a little discount because they messed up last month... (Still $130.)and now I'm paying for it.. It says I've already used over 25GB and have 24 days to go... I don't stream ANYTHING... so I dunno.. They get you one way or another... It's called price gouging...I knew they would do this once they gave me credit last month. They can charge what they want because they are the only one's in this area... BUT with the freedom plan coming soon... It's not soon enough... UMMM... like Never.... we shall see.... 
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See https://community.exede.com/exede/topics/still-having-issues-after-a-year-getting-help-from-exede-cu...

There are plenty of other opportunities for data being used without your knowledge. It's not what you do, but rather what's done on your behalf.

There's no Freedom coming anytime soon - the current satellite is tapped out on certain beams and no specific plans have been announced for the next satellite being launched and put into service next year.

The current satellite has a total capacity of 140 Gbps that's apportioned over 72 spot beams (3 covering Canad, 69 covering the US and approximately 2 Gbps per beam). It's the available capacity on a beam basis (or lack thereof) that determines plans available in your service area. It's called supply and demand.       
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Elaine

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I hope your not talking about in my area... because if so.. I've been told by several employees it was coming soon... and if not .. employees need to know what to say.
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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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^ 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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I have 100 foot trees blocking the sky view in that direction.
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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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