Category: Information

Who Owns Starlink?

Starlink is a satellite internet service powered by a low earth orbit (LEO) satellite constellation. Starlink was first announced in 2015, and started offering service to customers in 2020. One common question I receive is how a person can buy stock in Starlink. It’s not surprising, as many people see the huge potential for high speed, low latency satellite internet. In this article, I’ll explain who owns Starlink, and give you a brief overview of the corporate structure. So, who owns Starlink? Elon Musk is the owner of Starlink. Starlink isn’t an individual company, but rather a division of SpaceX. …

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Starlink Internet Plans Explained

Starlink launched in late 2020, and the service has been expanding rapidly since. Right now, there are multiple types of internet plans available from Starlink. In this guide, we will cover each Starlink service tier. We will detail the performance, cost, and target customer of each plan. Finally, we’ll recommend which Starlink plan you should purchase for your needs. How many Starlink internet plans are there? There are 4 different internet service tiers available from Starlink: Residential, Best Effort, RV, Business, and Maritime. Portability is an add-on service for Residential plan customers. With multiple options, it might seem difficult to …

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Starlink Cuts Monthly Price For Some Markets

Starlink customers in several markets around the globe are reporting price decreases for their monthly service. Those affected by the price cut received an email from Starlink outlining the change to their monthly bill. Germany, UK, Mexico, and select areas of the US are just a few of the dozens of markets reporting this price cut. The reduction is significant, with one US resident reporting that the monthly service price went from $110/month to $85/month. This large scale price reduction follows the pattern of what we saw in France a few weeks ago. French market customers got a significantly reduced …

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Starlink Launches Best Effort Service

Starlink is offering a new line of service, called Best Effort. Pre-order reservation holders started receiving emails in August 2022, regarding their pre-order status. In the email, Starlink outlines a new option for people patiently waiting for their full order. What is Starlink Best Effort? Best Effort is essentially like Starlink RV, but for use at one location only. Like the RV service, Best Effort customers are deprioritized on the network, meaning they will experience slower speeds compared to Residential users. Also like RV, Best Effort customers will be able to pause and resume service at any time. The big …

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Does Starlink Offer Satellite Phone Service?

Starlink is a satellite internet service operated by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company. One of the most frequently asked questions surrounding Starlink is whether or not they offer satellite phone service. Currently, Starlink doesn’t offer phones or satellite phone service, but they have plans to utilize their satellite network for mobile phone connectivity. It is possible to use Starlink as a satellite phone of sorts, by taking advantage of Starlink RV and Wifi calling. In this article, we’ll explain Starlink’s future satellite phone plans. We’ll also cover current Starlink compatibility with mobile phones. Finally, we’ll show you how you can create …

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How Long Is The Waitlist For Starlink?

Starlink, the satellite internet service from Elon Musk’s SpaceX company, has been operational for nearly two years now. Demand for the service continues to exceed the capacity that the satellite dish constellation can handle. Many people trying to get Starlink will end up on the dreaded waitlist. The Starlink waitlist is where all the pre-order customers have to wait until capacity is expanded in the area they live. If you have an address that isn’t available yet, you can put down a $99 deposit to reserve a spot in line. Orders are filled on a first come, first served basis. …

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Can You Cancel Starlink Internet Anytime?

One of the advantages of Starlink over other satellite internet providers is that Starlink doesn’t come with any contract or commitment. With other satellite internet providers, you may be locked into a multi-year contract. If the service doesn’t live up to your expectations, you may actually have to pay money to cancel! That isn’t the case with Starlink. In this article, I will explain how their billing works, cover the refund policy, and also go over which Starlink service can be temporarily paused. I will also go over some of the other options you have instead of canceling Starlink. Did …

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