Do you subscribe to SpaceX? Your price will soon be changing, but it may be going up or down depending on where you live.
SpaceX notified customers today that in areas with limited capacity, the price will be going up by $10 a month to $120. If you live in an area with excess capacity, the price will be going down $20 a month to $90 a month.
This news comes as SpaceX is asking the FCC for permission to upgrade its first-generation satellites with new technology that should improve internet speeds for its customers. The hope is these newly upgraded satellites can offer better coverage and capacity.
Starlink already has permission to launch 7,500 second-gen satellites but is hoping to also use some of this upgraded technology for the remaining first gen-satellites it has yet to launch of the 4408 that the FCC approved.
Recently SpaceX has faced complaints about internet speeds, but the hope is with thousands of satellites still to be launched, they will be able to handle the increased demand.
Here is the email SpaceX sent subscribers today:
The Starlink monthly service for residential customers is changing as follows:
$10 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.
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.
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.
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!