Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite internet service is testing new $200/month Global Roaming service
The most recent Starlink internet plan, which promises internet access “almost anywhere on land in the globe,” is currently in the testing phase. The $599 Starlink Kit satellite dish will also come with a $200 monthly fee for the Global Roaming programme. The new service from the Space-X owned business beams internet to users wherever Starlink coverage is offered using inter-satellite links.
The new Global Roaming service will provide high-speed, low-latency internet service along with periods of “poor connectivity or none at all,” according to Starlink, due to its experimental character. The memo states that Global Roaming services are “contingent on regulatory approvals,” which raises serious doubts about the validity of the offering given that Starlink is still awaiting regulatory approval in a number of different nations.
Users of the current Starlink RV plan can use their equipment abroad, but the global roaming service appears to span a wider area than the RV plan, which costs $135/€124 but can only be used within the same continent.