New Internet Services For RVers From Starlink
On May 23, 2022, SpaceX expanded its Starlink satellite internet service with a new offering called Starlink RV, which is available immediately without a waitlist. This is excellent news for anyone who has struggled with patchy or non-existent internet while camping or RVing.
Currently No Waitlist
Good news for RVers who have been hoping to get their hands on SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet: according to the company’s support page, there is no longer a waitlist for the service.
This means that orders will be shipped soon after they are placed, subject to network and equipment availability. Starlink has been praised for its fast speeds and low latency, making it a perfect option for RVers who need to stay connected on the road. With this news, it’s easy to see why so many people have been eager to get their hands on the service.
What Is The Cost For Starlink RV?
Equipment costs are $599 for all the Starlink hardware and $135 per month. Fees include the Starlink dish and monthly subscription, giving you access to high-speed internet in areas where SpaceX provides coverage.
Where Is Service Available?
Starlink is a satellite internet service that provides high-speed internet anywhere. It is currently available in select areas of the United States and will soon be available in Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia.
Starlink RV will work in areas currently designated as “waitlisted.” So if you live in an area already full of Starlink users and remain desperate for the service, this is your chance to order it finally.
Any Service Issues?
“Network resources are always de-prioritized for Starlink for RVs users compared to other Starlink services, resulting in degraded service and slower speeds in congested areas and during peak hours,” the company’s support page adds. “Service degradation will be most extreme in ‘Waitlist’ areas on the Starlink Availability Map during peak hours.”
Starlink RV users can expect download speeds to range from 5Mbps to 100Mbps in high usage waitlist zones, a potentially massive downgrade from the normal 50Mbps to 250Mbps download speeds. However, in areas where coverage is not yet available, Starlink offers a waitlist service that will notify users when coverage becomes available in their area.
To find out which areas currently receive Starlink coverage, you can plug in your address at Starlink.com or check out the company’s coverage map.
Starlink RV Is A Game Changer For RV Internet
The Starlink RV services arrived weeks after SpaceX introduced the portability option to the standard Starlink service, making it even easier for subscribers to stay connected while traveling. With the Starlink RV, there are no limits to where you can go or what you can do.
RVing is all about freedom and flexibility, and that’s precisely what you get with Starlink RV. With their pay-as-you-go service, you can take your internet with you wherever you go and never worry about being tied down to a contract.
Pause or un-pause your service as needed and only be billed for the months you use it. Whether you’re a full-time RVer or like to hit the open road on weekends, Starlink RV has a perfect plan for you.
Residential users must pay $110 per month for access, with no long-term contracts or commitment. If service is paused, users risk losing access indefinitely to their coverage area.
Also, check out this great video by Ulistic’s Stuart Crawford, a full-timer RVer on his Starlink service.