The announcement reads, “The price reduction factors in your local market conditions and is meant to reflect parity in purchasing power across our customers.”
Elon Musk-owned Starlink provides the internet from space powered by Spacex shared some good news to its customers. In response to the local market conditions, the monthly subscription charges are reduced.
One subscriber from the Netherlands quoted, “I received one of these notifications for my Starlink RV service that normally costs me €124 each month in the Netherlands. It says, “Effective 8/24/2022, Starlink is reducing your monthly service fee to €105.” Well, ok.”
Many subscribers are reporting the price cut from around the world. A Reddit user from the UK reported a reduction from £89 to £75. A Mexican reported a cut from $2,299 MXN to $1,100 MXN. In Germany, from €100 to€80. Chile and Brazil Starlink subscribers are reporting price cuts of almost 50%.
The service pages of Starlink support the claims made by their users. However, it is unclear what is the situation in the US as the dollar is spurting against the foriegn currencies. A Nevada user claims that the internet bill has been reduced from $110 to $85. But the company’s service page is still showing the earlier price with a one-time purchase for $599 of the internet kit.
Following the discount, there is no mention of speed reduction or inclusion of strict data caps. At a time when everything else is only on the rise, a reduced subscription fee for the internet is welcome.
SpaceX and T-Mobile are going to be jointly hosting an event in which Elon Musk will announce the plans on increasing the connectivity. However, it is not clear if the discounted internet subscription charges will also be spoken about.