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New 75 GB plan

MrBuster
Senior

New 75 GB plan

How many folks plan to move up from the 50 GB plan to the new 75 GB plan?   I had not heard of this before, but I will be getting this new plan.  Is this plan of limited availability?  

 

I heard of a few unusual plans available in certain states, anybody know if this new plan will be widely available, or only available in sparsely populated beams?

 

 

 

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maratsade
Distinguished Professor IV

Re: New 75 GB plan

N/C

MrBuster
Senior

Re: New 75 GB plan

I thought there would be more crowing about this new 75 GB plan as it has me excited.  Mr. maratsade seemed interested too, but edited his post to N/C.  Was this a super exclusive offering only for birds with proper plumage?  I can understand more crowded beams not getting something like this, but aren't there a good number of less busy beams yet?  Based on testmy data, it looked to me like there were a fair number of beams without a heavy load as of 18 months ago.

 

Has nobody else received a letter about this?

maratsade
Distinguished Professor IV

Re: New 75 GB plan

Not 100% sure, but I think this is only available in NY state.

MrBuster
Senior

Re: New 75 GB plan


@maratsade wrote:

Not 100% sure, but I think this is only available in NY state.


I had heard earlier that NY had a special deal, but I am in beam 82 -- no where near NY, so this made me think other areas where getting things like this.

 

maratsade
Distinguished Professor IV

Re: New 75 GB plan

Cool. I hope some people can take advantage of this offer. 

MrBuster
Senior

Re: New 75 GB plan

Based on a discussion in "myAccount and Billing" this is a plan transition for everyone, not just birds with fancy feathers on empty beams.  I guess in a few months maybe I will take a gander at the handful of more crowded beams on TestMy to see what the effect has been on them.  I guess empty beams will not show any change.

 

Any old professors here with an archive link to the old forum site of those other guys?  They dropped that forum a while back, but I remember when they offered a super plan (freedom?) and posts began popping up like mushrooms showing people attempting to download over 1TB with that crazy plan on a satellite with less bandwidth than J2.  

 

Any thoughts about the new plans on your beam?

 

GabeU
Distinguished Professor IV

Re: New 75 GB plan

I've checked a few different addresses on the HughesNet site and I'm not seeing anything with 75GB.  Might it be something specific to your state, or even your area of your state?  In NY, or at least my area of the state, we have one that's larger than the normal top plan of 50GB.  It's actually the only plan being offered here.


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MrBuster
Senior

Re: New 75 GB plan

There is another thread with details.

 

Here is the information:

https://support.hughesnet.com/en/faq/account_billing/planchange

 

"The new plans include 50% more data than the previous plans."

 

So it sounds like the 50GB plan becomes the 75GB, and I suppose 30GB becomes 45GB, 20GB becomes 30GB, and 10GB becomes 15GB.

 

The change is happening starting February 1, 2022 and they are sending notices 30 days before, so I think I just received the notice a few days earlier as my plan rolls over sooner than most.  I thought it might be just certain beams because I heard of the special NY plan, but it seems to be everyone.  I thought I was getting something super-exclusive for a little bit -- heh heh

 

 

 

C0RR0SIVE
Associate Professor

Re: New 75 GB plan

I don't like the wording in that, what so ever...  Depending on the price increase, it may cause a lot to jump ship.

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Infrastructure costs have surely gone up...  Though, it seems this is a change of contract, hence the 30 day notice they are stating... This means even newly registered users can freely jump ship with no ETF...

 

What throws me for a loop is, I am on a VERY old plan, a 5GB Gen4 Choice plan, so is there going to be a 7.5GB plan, that's only $5 more? Or am I going to be seeing a $20 or $30 increase?

 

I can afford $5... Maybe $10...  But if this bumps me to the next plan tier entirely, then I might actually have to abandon ship regardless of my status...  Food is hard enough to afford right now :\