Why is price different due to location?

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I cant keep paying more and more, was going to move to viasat but bronze plan is now 70 going up to 100 with lease so 120 a month? Thats crazy, my hughesnet contract is up finally and suddenly viasat prices are way up. What happened to bronze being 50 a month then up to 70 a month for the contract. the satellite doesn’t care where I live. Its too expensive.
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Here's what happened:

http://spacenews.com/viasat-preps-big-insurance-claim-for-viasat-2-antenna-anomaly/

Like me you appear to be in a coverage area (beam) that has a capacity shortage. Supply meets demand and they get to charge what the market will bear.

But yeah, the general consensus is that the higher priced Bronze 12, Silver 12, and Gold 12 plans in those areas are way out of line.    
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Exactly.
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Michael McDowell

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I think they are doing this so they can say that service is available  in those areas but pricing it absurdly to discourage any new subscribers.
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It's crazy, Bronze for the same price Silver was before Viasat 2 and, if I were to switch plans, Liberty 50 for the same as I pay for Unlimited Silver. That's insane. Nobody wants that, my step son did it just because that's all he could get. He's getting shafted as would anyone around here taking the plans that are offered in my area now.

I feel for the installers, little to no work for them if Viasat is all they do.
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I'll look for it......  I saw that ViaSat was only allocating a very small percentage of VS2 for residential use, "far less than VS1."  It's out there, gotta find it again and post here when I do.
 
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50% is the figure coming out of the conference call Q&A (implied) and being referenced elsewhere...

https://seekingalpha.com/article/4177027-viasat-inc-vsat-ceo-mark-dankberg-q4-2018-results-earnings-...

Turn off java script for seekingalpha.com and you don't have to subscribe and can view the whole thing ;)
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What upsets me is the "unlimited" data caps keep changing, the speeds keep changing (now I am ONLY offered 12!) but the real kick is ... under my account/change plan there is no more "unlimited" plans offered, only Liberty, yet as a NEW customer entering my zip at Viasat.com, it ONLY offers "unlimited" plans????  ONLY 12 Mbps plans, and the data cap for "unlimited" data is lower still!  35 (Bronze) 45 (Silver) and 65 (Gold), last I knew it was 100 dropped down from 150, and the different packages changed speeds not the data cap on your "unlimited" data?  SMH  it still cracks me up they are selling "limited, unlimited" data.  UNLIMITED DATA WITH A DATA CAP IS NOT UNLIMITED!

So here I sit, kiddies out of school and my internet is so slow its nearly useless.  Ive been waiting all this time for "VIASAT 2" to make everything better???????   Things are only getting worse.  WHAT GIVES??
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Migrations aren't happening - like you, those of us on better plans on VS1 are not moving to VS2 to pay more for less and, a lot of us jumped on the early Unlimited offerings and, we are not going back to Liberty plans. We aren't going form a 25 Mbps to a 12 Mbps plan for the same or more money.

I have my suspicions as to why thing are the way they are but, Viasat has not confirmed anything as to the reason(s) so, I'll keep my suspicions to myself.
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How to irritate existing customers and drive away any new ones?

On the old forum, PM's would be flying and I would share some moonshine with Bev and FMJ. Maybe even Deku!
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Bev, I agree!  I am on the 10 / 12 plan and my 12 to 5 free zone is like GOLD!  I am NOT going to switch and give that up until unlimited is truly UNLIMITED.  

After my unexplained "incident" of going over data 2 weeks into my billing cycle for 3 months in a row, it has mysteriously stopped and I am happily back to not using 10 gigs per month again.

I would absolutely LOVE to get unlimited so I can stream and tell my satellite TV to hit the road!  We get NOTHING on an antenna here and I am sick of paying $100 a month to watch marathons of the same shows ALL DAY LONG!

My two biggest complaints are, obviously the slow speeds, or shall I say HORRIBLY SLOW SPEEDS!  And to quote you, "Viasat has not confirmed anything."  It burns me terribly that as loyal paying customers, we get NOTHING from them.  No information, no explanations, no compensation, not even an apology.
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I hear you on the satellite TV. Okay I like the show ONCE, not 24 to 48 times in one day. But of course every channel with any subject I even want to watch  is playing the same show over and over all day long. If you watch regularly, those are all re-runs anyway. I pay 200 for reruns I don't watch and 4 shows I do watch when new episodes come out and, the occasional on demand or PPV movie.

If I had HD streaming and, knew I could stream without issues, I'd cut DTV in a heartbeat but, that isn't the case.

Oh well, got a new puppy last weekend so, that gives me something to do when reruns are on and the internet is crawling slower than molasses in a January blizzard.
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Cutting the cord and relying on streaming will never work with satellite due to congestion. To save money, I downgraded my programming with Dish Network to the Welcome Pack. $22 a month for about 40 channels in HD including locals is hard to beat.
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Viasat 2 was "supposed" to relieve the congestion and was "supposed" to be so revolutionary that we could enjoy "unlimited" internet and be able to stream.  

I want to stream programming simply for the option of watching what I want to watch when I want to watch it.

The wife and I are considering 2 options for TV.  The first is to drop everything on DirecTV and just have one basic box on one TV, that will drop approximately $50 a month just in additional fees.  The other is to switch to Dish and enjoy the promotions for new subscribers for 2 years then decide from there what to do.

Sadly, despite the promises and hype, I dont see cutting the cord and streaming on Viasat anytime in the near future either.
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Before you switch, call DTV and tell them you are switching to Dish and need to know how to go about closing out your acct. Be sure to be polite and let them know that you have nothing against DTV....it's about the money. They have a "save team" whose job is to keep you as a customer. Don't take the first offer, or the second....the 3rd offer is usually the best they can give you and just might meet your budget needs. 

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I mentioned in another post a while back about calling DirecTV and "threatening" to cancel. Right after Thanksgiving last year they offered me $80 off per month for a year. Other people were also getting free premiums/sports (didn't ask, don't care). I doubt they are doing that much now, but I didn't check the Slickdeals thread lately. Time before that I got $25 off for a year plus upgraded receivers.
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Looks like Andy had the same thought. Forgot to say, that was $80 off whatever package I chose. One receiver, plus one Genie.
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If the link is allowed, discussion here. https://slickdeals.net/f/10971511-dir...
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LOL we did that just over a year ago and now all the discounts have expired.  I tell them EVERY TIME I am on the phone with them ... its not so much them its the programming, the content doesnt justify the price.  I tell them to tell corporate to get on their suppliers (networks) and tell them to step it up if they want to keep charging what they are.  I can get entire seasons of Law and Order SVU, or American Pickers on DVD and watch them all day long, why pay DirecTV so much every month for the same thing?

DirecTV came out Oct 10 1994, I was a subscriber Oct 11 1994 ONLY because I got home late and didnt want to put my dish up in the dark.  It has gone downhill ever since, and since AT&T bought them its downward spiral has increased exponentially. 
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I agree they have gone downhill. AT&T will do that.

Like you Ron, I have had Directv since 1994. I installed it when I built my house late that year. When the house started, Directv wasn't out. Three months after it was finished, it was put along with Primestar if you remember that one!

Two years later, I had satellite internet. Yes, I was one of the first in the country to have that too!

So what is the next cutting edge thing I need to get 25 years later?
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I never needed sat internet until I moved here 7 years ago.  Back in 94 I lived in a city, believe it or not in the middle of a city park.  Had electric and telephone since the 40s when the house was built, but cable TV wanted $3500 install fee to run the cable under ground, which is stupid since there were poles for elect and phone??  THEN they told me since it was such a long run from the main line I needed to have a transformer to boost the signal, of course since I would be the only one using it, guess who had to foot that bill.

Almost a year I survived on VHS and DVDs counting the days until DirecTV came out!  Internet wasnt all it is today, so I had dial up and it served me well for the 11 years I lived there.
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My folks had dialup through Aug 2016.  SMH.  It was a joke.  And because I had satellite internet I had to update their laptop, as there was no way they were going to perform W7 updates with dialup.  FINALLY, after years of me getting on them about it, they got satellite internet.  
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Just start a new account.