Starlink makes pricey Roam global satellite Internet subscription option official
SpaceX is now in the business of providing truly global satellite Internet connectivity with a new service called Starlink Roam. It replaces the former Starlink for RV subscription option and offers global Internet for US$200/month as opposed to the US$150/month for regional service.
"Starlink now offers a global roaming option for customers traveling to locations where connectivity has been unreliable or completely unavailable," says SpaceX. The Starlink Roam Global service can be used with the US$599 stationary equipment, while for Internet on the move one has to purchase the US$2,500 in-motion hardware kit. "The new Flat High Performance Starlink allows users to enjoy high-speed, low-latency internet while in motion," claims Starlink.
This one, however, is only offered with a Regional subscription and is scheduled to work with the previous Starlink roaming service restrictions, namely being tied to a continent and having a two-month usage window, after which the kits have to be returned on active duty in the subscriber's country of activation.
When teasing the new Starlink Roam service last month, SpaceX warned that subscribers can "connect almost anywhere on land in the world," yet they could experience "brief periods of poor" connectivity or outright service interruption.
Furthermore, "the Standard Starlink is designed for portable use at any destination where Starlink has active coverage," it adds, referring to the Starlink Availability Map that depicts where SpaceX offers active satellite Internet service.
Starlink now offers a global roaming option for customers traveling to locations where connectivity has been unreliable or completely unavailable → https://t.co/zQFh5qscts pic.twitter.com/CKpsWVeDx4— SpaceX (@SpaceX) March 15, 2023