Starlink has officially started pre-selling its satellite internet service, and customers can sign up for a $ 99 prepayment.
Starlink satellite internet in the beta phase was very popular and the number of users in the beta phase has reached more than 10,000 people. The company has now launched an initial pre-sale to expand its business, during which the general public can register for $ 99 for a router antenna. Depending on the geographical location, users of this service will be offered to them in 2021 or 2022, and if they regret at any stage, they will be able to receive the payment again.
The cost of this service does not end there, and in the next steps, another $ 499 will have to be paid for the Starlink kit, including Wi-Fi router, taxes and shipping costs. The company emphasizes that receiving the initial $ 99 will not guarantee the service to individuals.
The beta phase of the Starlink pilot program began in the late 2020s in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, and the number of users who had the chance to participate in the project through invitations and partnership projects reached more than 10,000 in three months.
The company’s initial goal was to provide high-speed Internet access in areas where it is difficult to obtain normal Internet service, but in the latest SpaceX request from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the company wants emergency support via Starlink telephone service. Offer cheaper voice calls and plans for low-income people.
Carrying out these projects is very costly, and Ilan Musk did not from the outset turn Starlink into a completely separate company and did not reject its initial public offering to raise capital. First and foremost, however, Starlink must prove its worth on a large scale so that investors are willing to buy its stock.