Starlink, SpaceX’s space-based internet provider powered by Musk, has now become available for pre-order in India for $99 (roughly Rs 7000).
In 2022, SpaceX plans to launch satellites into orbit that will offer Internet access to Indian users. It’s now being tested in beta. Via the Starlink website, any customer can search the access to its services in their region. At this time, Starlink is only open to a small group of participants in each service area. According to Starlink’s website, “requests will be addressed on a first-come, first-served basis.”
Users in India who are keen in pre-booking their Starlink connectivity will put down a deposit of $99 (roughly Rs 7000). This money is reimbursable, according to the firm. Users will verify if the service is accessible by entering their city and zip code.
Starlink’s Maharashtra website currently indicates that service will be available in your region in 2022, however this access would be constrained. The requests will also be filled on a first-come, first-served basis, according to the company. Customers are routed to an information page after pressing the Order Now button, in which they must enter information such as their first and last names, contact information, and email address. Payers may now be asked to submit their credit card information in order to make a $99.00 deposit.
Starlink has also confirmed that the service will be launched and made available subject to regulatory approval. This has also been noted that due to several reasons, customers do not even have broadband service at all, even if they do, it may not be on the scheduled day.
Users in the United States, Australia, and Mexico will buy a Starlink package for $499, which contains anything they’ll need to access the internet, including the Starlink, wifi adapter, power source, wires, and installing tripod, as per sources online. Starlink is currently aiming to sell its consumers high-speed broadband with download and upload rates of up to 1 Gbps. It currently provides speeds of up to 150 Mbps, but research has shown that speeds can be improved to 300 Mbps.