Starlink initial Review
Starlink is an affordable high speed, low latency internet service for rural locations that uses a constellation of thousands of satellites that surround the earth.
We ordered our Starlink system back in January where we put our $99 deposit down waiting for our service address to open up, estimated at 9 months at the time.
In May Starlink announced Starlink RV which would allow us to order our Starlink equipment immediately and use it immediately an any location in the Available zone or the Waitlist zone on the Starlink Availibility Map.
With the stipulation that the service would be deprioritized to Best Effort Service which meant potentially lower speeds than the Residential Service.
Up until that point only Starlink Residential was available, Starlink would not ship you the hardware until your service address was in the available zone on the Starlink Availability Map. You could change your location but the area you want to re-locate to had to be in the available zone before you could re-locate. Also, when you changed your location you lose your spot at your old service address, and you may not be able to get it again when you need it.
We ordered our Starlink RV on 5-24-22, received 5-31-22 the box , Invoiced 6-3-22, first month 6-10-22 to 7-9-22
RV can be ordered immediately not dependent on a service address
30 day return policy
RV Shipping boxes, big box and ethernet adapter separate small box
Starlink Residendial VS Starlink RV
|Cost||$110 per month||$135 per month|
|Location||Must Set Service Address||Starlink RV|
|Roaming – portability||False||True|
|Service Availability||Available area only||Waitlist or Available area|
|Must change service address||Yes||no|
|Immediate ordering||No – wait for service||Immediate ordering, quick ship|
|Service||Prioritized||Best Effort Service – deprioritized|
RV – $135 per month
Portability extra $25 vs the residential
Location – Starlink RV
Roaming – True
Can get service in the Waitlist Zone or the Available zone on starlink availability map
You do not have to change the service address when moving, just move and power up.
You can order immediately and get your Starlink in weeks.
Roaming – True vs False (Settings, Advanced, DEBUG DATA, Dish-Roaming) = True
Service – Best Effort Service (Residential service customers get priority)
Pausing service month to month is allowed in RV not in Residential
Residential – $110 per month
Location – Service address must be set
Roaming – False (Settings, Advanced, DEBUG DATA, Dish-Roaming) = False
May have to wait a substantial period of time to get a Starlink for your service address, months or over a year.
Service only in the Available Zone area on the starlink Availibility map. No service in the waitlist area.
Service address has to be changed when moving locations
You may not be able to secure a new address in the cell that you want because that cell is full and does not have an opening.
Service – Prioritized or high speed
Parts in the Box
Router, cable, dish, mount, 150 cable, 75 foot cable,
Ethernet Adapter $25 (only if you require a wired ethernet connection)
Install the APP
Set up the Wifi SSID and Password
Visibility – measures the amount of tree obstruction for the antenna
Range – determines Wifi range
Speed – Tests the speed of the Connection, Speed – Iphone internet – router to internet – Iphone to Router
Network – Devices on your wifi connection
Statistics – Connection statistics
Settings – Stowing, Wifi setup, Advanced to Debug data
Support – Various faqs and information on troubleshooting and setup
Connection speed in our first few days was very impressive considering we had tree obstructions and we were on the Starlink RV Best Effort Connection speed which is deprioritized compared to the Residential service.
Theft Prevention Ideas
Stickers that say GPS Tracked – Do not steal
Sticker that says Radioactive Warning
Airtag or Tile
Gamecam or wireless cloud security camera
Pound long stakes into each leg
Bike motion alarm
Put Dish Network Sticker, make it all dirty
6 foot pole, hammered into the ground, antenna locked to pole.
Attach razor blades to the antenna, joke
Easy ordering – In 10 minutes we had our Starlink RV ordered on the www.starlink.com website
Fast Shipping – It only took 6 days from order until we received our Starlink Box
Easy setup – Anyone can set up Starlink and be streaming Netflix in15 minutes
Very Fast Connection – High speed connection, 50MBPS to 200 MBPS
Does not replace LTE coverage yet, Trees and other obstructions