Starlink Roaming (Internet Service)

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Harvey C.'s Comment
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I just remembered this old post and should have updated it a while back. Starlink is still on a wait list for many areas but a month or two ago Starlink made portable service immediately available, no wait list. The price is a bit higher and I believe a person may be more likely get slower speeds if they are in a congested area, but it is still much better than other options unless you happen to be in areas where 5G hotspots might work.

Some people are ordering it even though they plan to use it at their home just because they are on a long wait list.

Here is a link to a Facebook group for users in RVs and in other mobile situations that might help people decide how best to set up a dish on their truck.

I've been very pleased with our service here after waiting about 18 months for it.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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I just remembered this old post and should have updated it a while back. Starlink is still on a wait list for many areas but a month or two ago Starlink made portable service immediately available, no wait list. The price is a bit higher and I believe a person may be more likely get slower speeds if they are in a congested area, but it is still much better than other options unless you happen to be in areas where 5G hotspots might work.

Some people are ordering it even though they plan to use it at their home just because they are on a long wait list.

Here is a link to a Facebook group for users in RVs and in other mobile situations that might help people decide how best to set up a dish on their truck.

I've been very pleased with our service here after waiting about 18 months for it.

Harvey (and others) ...

Here's the link on the Starlink website re; the RV coverage: Starlink Roaming.

You didn't add the Facebok link; but not all folks on here use it, anyway. There's some good information in the link above.

It's only $35.00 more a month, the setup/equipment costs seem to be the same.

Thanks for sharing; we've been looking into it, as well.

~ Anne & Tom ~

Harvey C.'s Comment
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There are quite a few people on here that use Facebook. Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/214109926791586

Starlink is preparing for an option that allows someone to convert from mobile to fixed location status if their needs change to lower their cost once service is available in their area.

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I just remembered this old post and should have updated it a while back. Starlink is still on a wait list for many areas but a month or two ago Starlink made portable service immediately available, no wait list. The price is a bit higher and I believe a person may be more likely get slower speeds if they are in a congested area, but it is still much better than other options unless you happen to be in areas where 5G hotspots might work.

Some people are ordering it even though they plan to use it at their home just because they are on a long wait list.

Here is a link to a Facebook group for users in RVs and in other mobile situations that might help people decide how best to set up a dish on their truck.

I've been very pleased with our service here after waiting about 18 months for it.

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Harvey (and others) ...

Here's the link on the Starlink website re; the RV coverage: Starlink Roaming.

You didn't add the Facebok link; but not all folks on here use it, anyway. There's some good information in the link above.

It's only $35.00 more a month, the setup/equipment costs seem to be the same.

Thanks for sharing; we've been looking into it, as well.

~ Anne & Tom ~

Stevo Reno's Comment
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They are going to be debuting it in the Philippines, sometime down the line, so will see when and how that turns out

Pacific Pearl's Comment
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Starlink just got FCC approval to supply internet to moving vehicles on June 30th. While I'm hopeful to someday be a happy customer of Starlink in the near future that may not happen.

The reason the FCC approved T-Mobile taking over Sprint after they denied AT&T's attempt was that the T-Mobile deal left four cell phone companies standing when it was over. To make this happen they sold off Boost, Sprint's prepaid division to Dish Network. Dish had been trying to get into the wireless carrier market for years. To build out their network Dish wants to use the 12 Ghz band. The problem is that will cause "harmful interference [to Starlink users] more than 77 percent of the time and total outage of service 74 percent of the time, rendering Starlink unusable for most Americans."

Dish and Starlink are both asking their customers to lobby the FCC and Congress on their behalf. In a better world the FCC would just swap out Dish's 12 Ghz for another frequency that won't interfere with Starlink but that would leave a lot of palms ungreased and many PAC's and re-election campaigns underfunded so that's not going to happen. You can read more about it here.

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