Category: Starlink News

Starlink Adds Option For High Performance Dish

Do you want the high performance dish from Starlink Business, without the monthly Business price? You’re in luck! Starlink is now offering Residential customers a choice in hardware: Standard or High Performance. Customers are presented with the option to select their preferred hardware when starting a new Residential order. This new hardware option doesn’t apply to RV orders. How much does it cost? The High Performance hardware option costs $2,500, compared to $599 for Standard. What’s the difference between Standard and High Performance? According to Starlink, the High Performance dish is best for power users who need the highest level …

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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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Starlink Introduces Soft Data Cap In France

Starlink customers in France were informed by email of a price reduction for their monthly service. Starlink service in France will now cost €50 per month, almost half of the previous €99 per month. But more relevant to US based customers, the email also lays out a new policy that introduces a soft data cap in France. The email has many wondering if soft data caps could ever make it to other markets. A data cap is a limit to the amount of data available to the customer. A soft data cap means that data is unlimited, but speeds can …

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Starlink Launches Maritime Service Tier

Starlink is making waves in the maritime internet industry with the launch of Starlink Maritime. Maritime joins Residential, RV, and Business as the fourth service tier on the continually expanding satellite internet service constellation. If you are interested in having high speed, low latency internet while on the water, prepare to shell out some serious money for access. Starlink Maritime is aimed at the commercial and luxury maritime market. With a monthly service price of $5,000, it’s not meant for weekend trips to the lake. In this article, we’ll cover the specs, price, and coverage of Starlink Maritime. What is …

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Starlink Mesh Nodes Now Available

The Starlink Mesh Nodes are now available to order for all customers using the rectangular dish. Back in April 2022, we first reported on the Starlink Mesh Nodes. This new accessory is now out of beta testing and is available to order on the Starlink shop. Cost The Starlink Mesh Nodes cost $130 each. Customers are limited to 3 nodes per account. Compatibility Starlink Mesh Nodes are only compatible with the current rectangular dish. People using the original round dish will need to use 3rd party mesh systems. Our previous Starlink Mesh Node article contains a list of recommended 3rd …

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Starlink RV Launched

Starlink has introduced a new service tier, joining the existing Residential and Business levels. Starlink RV allows anyone to order a Starlink kit and enjoy the next generation of satellite internet from anywhere with active coverage. We’ve previously covered Starlink Portability/Roaming Mode. It was always clear from the beginning that Starlink planned to offer portable solutions, and now it has officially arrived! What is Starlink RV? Starlink RV is a new level of service offered by Starlink. It is different from Residential and Business service tiers. The target market for Starlink RV is recreational users who travel full-time or part-time …

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