Elon Musk owned Starlink in testing out a new global roaming satellite internet service. Initially, the service will cost $800, which will include a monthly charge of $200 and a one-time fee of $599 for the Starlink kit. The kit comprises a dish to connect to the satellites, a tripod, and a WiFi router, as per reports.
Some users have share screenshots of the email that says customers can pay in US dollars and can return for a full refund of the kit within 30 days. With the new service, customers will be able “connect from almost anywhere on land in the world.”
The service provider has clarified to users that they can expect high speeds and low latency. But sometimes, they can get short periods of poor or no connection. In the email, SpaceX added this was projected to “improve dramatically over time.”
Users residing outside the US will have to pay the right taxes and provide the correct documentation. “If you are based outside of the U.S., you will also be responsible for acting as the Importer of Record for the Starlink Kit, which may include the payment of customs duties and import taxes, if required,” said Starlink.
According to a PC Mag report, SpaceX also informed the waitlist customers in countries where satellite internet service isn’t available yet.