Starlink cuts equipment price by 80% for select regions of Australia and New Zealand
There is a lot of wilderness for a fledgling satellite Internet provider to cover in Australia and New Zealand, and Starlink is determined to make inroads there before anyone else. SpaceX just posted a big Starlink satellite Internet equipment price cut for Australia and New Zealand to entice future subscribers and placate any government requirements for rural area coverage.
Instead of the AUD$924, they will only be paying AUD$199 for a limited time. That is a nearly 80% discount and Starlink is sure to loop in a bunch of new customers with this offer. Elon Musk's SpaceX is often running such promos in various locations, but such a deep equipment price cut is rather unprecedented.
The Starlink dish price deal is only for "select areas of rural Australia," while the rest of the country will still get an equipment discount, just not as generous, and same for New Zealand.
Instead of AUD$924, Australians will be paying AUD$599 for the ability to get connected to the world beyond the red clay, or triple what subscribers in select boondock areas will be doling out.
The Starlink subscription price in Australia stays the same at AUD$139 a month (NZD$159 in New Zealand), though, so the only hurdle before expanding Starlink's customer base on the continent - the pricey equipment - seems overcome now.