Which plan is better for me?

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I currently have Liberty 12 - Boost 25 + Free Zone, would I be much better off with the Bronze 12 plan with unlimited data with a lower plan price?
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Ken Bencz

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Posted 10 months ago

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Brad, Viasat Employee

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It all largely depends on what you're doing online. If you stream the Bronze is at 380p resolution. But otherwise you'll have a lot more data.
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Ken Bencz

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I tried to change to the Bronze 12 plan online with no success, can you help me make the change?
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Brad, Viasat Employee

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Hi Ken

Do you currently have the WiFi modem? If not that is required but we do have a 4 week backlog on getting those out to folks
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Ken Bencz

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Yes I do
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Brad, Viasat Employee

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send an email to viasatlistens@viasat.com and we can help you out
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Ken Bencz

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I just sent the email, thanks Brad.
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Ken Bencz

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Brad, I heard new plans may be coming out in a month, I think that I will wait to see whats offered.
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If I were you I would stick with Liberty 12 and see if you can ditch the boost plan.  If you do this, you will end up getting more service than you pay for. I routinely get speeds over 5 mbps when on the Liberty pass, although I am only supposed to get speeds up to 5 mbps.

The best thing about the Liberty plans is they are basically unlimited, with the tradeoff that you will get really slow speeds, usually 256k, during the evenings.

 
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Ken Bencz

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How do you check speed?
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Stephen Rice, Champion

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Testmy.net
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Ken Bencz

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But I burn up the 12GB in less than 10 days. What will dropping the boost do? The new Bronze plan has unlimited data, are you saying the speed will be slower?
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Ken

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And you are not streaming video? It was pointed out above that Bronze will restrict your video resolution severely.  If you are ok with such poor video resolution, Bronze might work for you.

But as VeteranSatUser said meant to say, new plans are "up to" a month away from being announced.  Wait and see what is offered.
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Ken Bencz

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OK, I will wait
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Stephen Rice, Champion

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Dropping boost will save you $10 a month.  You don't get boost speeds when you are on the Liberty Pass anyway.
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VeteranSatUser, Champion

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No i meant to say days away. My Viasat provider is announcing new plans Feb 1st.
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VeteranSatUser, Champion

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I wouldn't upgrade either. It would be foolish to do so now. New plans are going to be announced in a matter of days.
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Diane

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not happy with Liberty 12 plan, and not at all happy that I can't view the plans to upgrade to...have 20 days left in my cycle trying to watch Netflix in standard def settings is annoying when every few minutes it times out with the little red circle and sometimes lose the audio......wt heck?