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 price, along with a soft data cap. This time, not all markets are getting the soft data cap. Many of the emails just report a price decrease, with no indication of data caps or any other performance/plan changes.
My speculation is that Starlink is trying to increase the demand for Starlink in areas where the network has capacity for more users. If a specific country or region has a lot of open availability, that’s a lot of potential revenue for Starlink. The infrastructure (the satellites and ground stations) already exist, so it’s important for them to fill in the gaps where capacity isn’t at the limit.
For the US market, it appears the price reductions are not widespread. Only a few customers reported receiving an email from the Nevada area. What isn’t clear at this time is if this change will continue to expand, or if this was a one-time reduction.
Back in March 2022, Starlink increased the monthly service price from $99/month to $110/month for US customers, citing inflation and supply costs.
List of known markets affected by the price reduction:
- Select US Customers
- Puerto Rico
- New Zealand
- French Islands
- North Macedonia
- Dominican Republic
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