Starlink, SpaceX’s satellite internet service, announced that it will raise its prices. According to an email sent to its customers, this increase applies to the monthly service and the purchase of the Starlink kit. In the text, the company says that the “sole purpose of these adjustments is to keep pace with rising inflation.”
Before, those who wanted to contract the Starlink service had to buy the initial kit that included a user terminal or antenna, in addition to all the necessary supplies, which had a price of $499 dollars. Subsequently, people had to pay $99 to maintain the service.
Now, with this new pricing policy, the monthly value will reach $110 dollars while the Starlink starter kit will cost $599 dollars. Meanwhile, those who have made a deposit for the original kit of $499 dollars, will now have to pay $549 dollars.
Although it is possible that these new values will begin to apply to the subscription from April 22, the company explains that these may come into force at different times for customers.
This change apparently will not affect those who have contracted the Starlink Premium service, which has a value of $2,500 dollars for the purchase of the kit and $500 dollars per month for higher performance.
In the email sent, Starlink reminds its customers that, within their first year, they can cancel and receive a $200 partial refund or a full refund if the equipment was received by them within the last 30 days.