SpaceX sent an email to customers stating that it will modify Starlink internet subscription price in areas with limited and excess capacity. “The Starlink monthly service for residential customers is changing as follows: $10 [USD] increase in areas with limited capacity. New price will be $120/month. $20 decrease in areas with excess capacity. New price will be $90/month,” the company wrote.
“As a current customer in an area with limited capacity, your monthly service price will increase to $120/month beginning April 24, 2023. For new customers in your area, the price increase is effective immediately,” wrote SpaceX in the email to the Starlink user who shared it with TESMANIAN. “If you do not wish to continue service, you can cancel at any time on your account page. Your Starlink hardware can be returned for a full refund within 30 days of purchase, or a partial refund of $250 within 12 months of purchase,” the email states. “As the SpaceX team launches more satellites to increase capacity, the Starlink team is making continuous network updates to improve performance over time. Thanks for being a customer and for your continued support of Starlink!”
As of today, SpaceX operates 3,684 Starlink satellites in Low Earth Orbit that provide internet to over one million Starlink customers globally. The broadband network’s capabilities are expected to increase with every new fleet of satellites deployed. SpaceX has approval from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to deploy 7,500 second-generation (Gen2) Starlink satellites to orbit in the coming years which will enhance the internet service and offer additional capabilities, such as beaming voice and SMS text services directly to smartphones in partnership with T-Mobile. Read more: SpaceX & T-Mobile Partner To Provide Starlink Satellite-to-Cellular Service In 2023 -'It means no dead zones anywhere in the world for your cell phones'
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Evelyn J. Arevalo joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover news as a Space Journalist and SpaceX Starbase Texas Correspondent. Evelyn is specialized in rocketry and space exploration. The main topics she covers are SpaceX and NASA.