Who is going to get the new plans first??? congested beams or existing customers??? or new customers??? or do we have to wait till viasat-2?

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hiya guys!!! i just wanted to ask everyone and also the exede people if beam 309 will get new plans??? or is it ONLY for those congested beams??? if its ONLY for those congested beams then its not fair    :<   i to want to experince the new plans also :< but yet i doubt i wont... cause i think it WOULD be UNFAIR for those who want to use the new plans that are NOT onto a congested beam should be able to do it also...   i just wanted to ask... will there ever be any updates onto my beam 309??? if so please reply back thanks!!! :3 also can yall exede people see if anything is onto my beam or when i should be a look out for it??? :3 THANKS!!! :3 

my beam is 309!!! THANKS!!! :3
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  • hoping to see some new plans for my beam and not ONLY congested beams!!! :3

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Plans for Viasat-2 should be available for everyone in the continental United States. However, there has been no announcement yet on if the same plans will be available everywhere, or, if depending on location like it is today, only certain plans will he available. Only time will tell.
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Deku, as VeteranSatUser said above, you will have to wait until ViaSat 2 is operational.

You should be thankful that you are already on the Freedom plan, with 150 GB per month. There are very many subscribers who are still limited to plans of 10, 18 or 25 GB, with a few able to get 50 GB. The Freedom plans are only available on a select few beams. This will all change when ViaSat 2 comes on line early in 2018.
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 I'm on a 12 GB plan at $60+ per month.....   can't imagine what 150 would cost....  guess I could look.
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mike, I have the 150 GB plan, 12 Mbps speed, the cost is a few cents under $100.00, plus the lease fee. Right now it is only available in limited areas, but that will be changing once ViaSat 2 comes on line in early 2018.
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150GB for $100 is a very good value considering it is 15 times the data allowance I have today for only twice the costs.

Viasat-2 can't get here fast enough. And unfortunately, we will have to go through another tremendously painful holiday slowdown before it gets here :(.
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We pay $290 for 100gigs just to have a persistent ip address
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Have you looked at DDNS services?
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The best answer I have for you right now, Deku, is a big shrug, and "I dunno."  I've heard that the plans on VS2 will roll out in waves, making sure our network is working properly.  Other than that? *shrug* I dunno.  Yet.
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oh well i thank you all for taking your time and answering my question :3 also yeah i am pretty thankful i do have the 150gbs one :3 but hoping that VS2 will come on also i wonder what the new plans will be :D oooooooo cant wait but ill wait though :3
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Well as the CEO has stated in earnings calls, expect more data and more speed. While we don't have specifics yet, that sounds pretty good to me as a start, especially for those of us that have been on limited data plans since Viasat-1.
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"earnings calls"??? sounds like more data, more speed, higher cost to the consumer. Sure hope not....
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Of course you will have to pay more if you want more. A company spends millions in an infrastructure to deliver something that consumers who could otherwise not have.
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Don't forget about the look angle for ViaSat2. People in the west are gonna have a very hard time seeing it because of it's low position in the sky out there.
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You are correct. The far northwest in particular.
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What about people in Northern California?
I'm trying to learn as much as I can about the upcoming new satellite system, how it will improve service and speeds, and WHERE it will work best, as well as the terms used (e.g. Beam) their meaning, etc.
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ViaSat2 will not be a good choice in northern California because of the low angle in the sky. You will be better off with the ViaSat1 satellite currently in use.
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To bounce off this, we may see some people migrate from ViaSat 1 to Viasat 2 and that'll free up bandwidth to give the same offerings.