Are you one of those anticipating the arrival of Starlink — an internet service from space — here in the Philippines? Instead of stressing about its local launch, you might want to make the wait productive by saving money as SpaceX just announced a price hike for the service.
In a report from The Verge, SpaceX has apparently sent out emails notifying its customers that the prices for both the starter kits and monthly fees are increasing.
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The letter explains that the “sole purpose of these adjustments is to keep pace with rising inflation.”
Initially, getting a Starlink service requires a USD499 (around Php26,100) upfront cost. That’s for the starter kit that includes the antenna and other equipment. Subscribers will then have to pay USD99 (around Php5,200) per month for the service itself.
Now, the starter kit is USD99 more expensive at USD599 (around Php31,400). The monthly fee also got a price hike of USD10 at USD110 (around Php5,800).
However, the price hikes are only for the standard subscription and will not affect the already expensive USD2,500 Premium tier.