How to Pre-Order Starlink
First of all, give the necessary information. Starlink can now be pre-ordered in India as well. Pre-order is priced at $ 99 i.e. approximately Rs 7,200. Users can check availability by entering their address in the pre-order page on Starlink’s website. You have to enter the name of your region and click on ‘Order Now’. By doing this, you will get information about the availability of Starlink in your area. When we checked the availability in many states of India, we found that the beginning of service has been stated as 2022 everywhere. Starlink will take information such as your name, phone number, email and billing address before payment. After this, you have to pay by clicking on ‘Place Deposit’. This amount is fully refundable.
Starlink Terms & Conditions
The company has stated in clear terms that this service will be given on the basis of ‘first come first served’ i.e. ‘first come first served’. Apart from this, it has also been clarified that the service will start only after getting permission from the regulators. The company has’ Availability; on the Terms and Conditions page on the registration page. Limitations’ section clearly states (translated) “Pre-order does not mean that you are guaranteed to get a Starlink kit and service. The availability dates for this service are only estimates and are subject to change. SpaceX Does not guarantee when services will actually be available in your area. Service availability is dependent on many factors, including permissions by various regulators. “
What is Starlink?
A unique project of SpaceX, another company of Tesla company owner Elon Musk, has been started to provide internet through Starlink Satellite. Musk has also successfully started this project in many cities. It now appears that Musk is planning to start it in India by 2022 as well. In the Starlink project, the company can provide internet service to any corner of the world through satellite. Starlink is a satellite internet network. The network will consist of thousands of small satellites connected to ground transceivers. By May 2019, SpaceX had set a total of 60 operational satellites to lower orbit and the company plans to increase this figure to 42,000 satellites by mid-2027. According to a CNBC report, by January SpaceX had launched more than 1,000 Starlink high-speed Internet satellites.
Countries with Starlink
According to some online reports, Starlink users in the US, Australia and Mexico get a connection kit for $ 499 (about Rs. 36,400). Apart from this, they have to pay $ 99 rent per month. Pre-order is currently in India for $ 99, but it is possible that customers will have to pay a separate price for the kit. CNBC’s report states that customers in the UK (United Kingdom) have to pay £ 89 (around Rs 9,000) a month and initially £ 439 (around Rs 44,600) for a kit when taking a connection. The kit includes a Starlink as well as a Wi-Fi router, power supply, cable and mounting tripod.
Starlink is definitely not a cheap deal. It remains to be seen whether Elon Musk manages to revolutionize the broadband industry in India. It will also have to see how much impact Starlink has on Reliance Jio, Airtel and BSNL.