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What is a Liberty Plan?

Exede has recently started offering Liberty Plans, which do not have the Late Night Free Zones (LNFZ) that many existing Exede customers are used to having. LNFZ are periods of time in the day that your internet usage is unmetered. This means that you can download as much as your heart desires without impacting your data usage. It’s easy to see how NightShift is great for leveraging the LNFZ, but did you know it will help you get more out of your new Liberty Plan?

With the Liberty Plan, you are given 10-30 GB of Priority Data. Before your Priority Data is reached, you will have high download speeds of up to 12Mbps. After your Liberty Data limit has been reached, you are switched over to your Liberty Pass. This means that your download speeds will drop significantly to 1-5Mbps. On some beams, the speeds can even drop below 1Mbps. Keep in mind that Netflix requires 5Mbps when streaming in High Definition (HD). This makes it difficult (or completely impossible) to watch Netflix without seeing the dreaded buffering symbol. Nobody wants to see that symbol. Do you?

In other words, you want your Priority Data to last for as long as possible.

If you have Netflix, you may be surprised to know that the average length of a newly released blockbuster is 130 minutes. That’s just over 2 hours. Streaming a movie in full 1080p HD uses up to 6 GB per 2 hours. If you watch a movie a day, or even two episodes of an hour long TV show a day, you could use all of your Priority Data in less than a week even if you have a 30 GB plan, and this is not including the data that you are using for everything else.

Netflix uses 3GB/hr to stream 1080p HD and 7GB/hr to stream 4HD.

That is not a lot of quality Netflix time, but NightShift will change that for you.

NightShift time shifts video so that you can watch it whenever you want to. It does this by pre-loading up to 60 hours of content when you aren’t using the internet and only when you have switched over to using your Liberty Pass. That is 30 of your favorite blockbusters, and all downloaded without using your Priority Data!

5 Ways This Benefits You:


1. You make the most of your Liberty Pass.

If you are home (and awake) from 2 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, you may see your download speeds reach 5Mbps, but if not, then you are not making the most of your Liberty Pass. NightShift starts pre-loading after you have reached your Priority Data limit and switched to the Liberty Pass. This ensures that it does’t waste any of your priority data be pre-loading something you won’t watch.

2. You have more Priority Data.

NightShift only wakes up and starts working after you have switched over to your Liberty Pass or at the end of your cycle. By using your Liberty Pass to pre-load content at the end of the month, you will not have to use all of your Priority Data to stream Netflix the following month. Instead of spending your data on streaming TV shows and movies, you will have all of your Priority Data free to use in any way you choose.

3. You have less stress over data usage.

You may have unlimited data all month, but when you switch to your Liberty Pass, you will notice a difference in speeds. You want to avoid that. Many people find themselves watching their usage so they can maintain high speeds. This includes rationing the amount of Netflix being watched. With NightShift, you can watch all of the TV shows and movies that you have pre-loaded from Netflix and not have to worry about how much data you could be saving.

4. You can watch your favorite TV shows and movies in full at HD any time of the day.

If you have switched to your Liberty Pass, you will need to stay up late or possibly skip work to make use of the 5Mbps speed. With NightShift, you don’t need to change your lifestyle to just to watch your favorite TV show. The second you get home from a long day of work, you can start watching your favorite series buffer-free even if you are using your Liberty Pass.

5. You can binge watch your favorite series.

Your Priority Data may be limited, but the amount of Netflix you watch shouldn’t be – who doesn’t want to binge watch a great series on the weekend? By using your Liberty Pass the previous month to pre-load everything you want to watch, you can watch hours of Netflix on the weekend without making a dent to your Priority Data limit. Without NightShift, you would likely reach your limit after watching only 10 hours of Netflix (even on the 30GB plan).


With NightShift, you can watch unlimited Netflix, save your data for what is important to you, and get the most out of your Liberty Plan. Never see that dreaded buffering symbol again. Give your Netflix liberty with NightShift.

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Start making the most of your Liberty Plan with NightShift.