SpaceX Increases Starlink Kit and Monthly Service Prices in U.S. and Beyond
Inflation has hit SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet service, with prices of the Starlink kit and monthly service increasing, according to emails sent out to customers.
Emails shared by Tesla North readers indicate the following:
- Starlink Kit for deposit holders – $549 USD (was $499 USD)
- Starlink Kit for new orders – $599 USD (was $499 USD)
- Starlink monthly service – $110 USD (was $99 USD)
The price increases are also live for Canada, now at $699 CAD (was $649 CAD) for the Starlink kit for deposit holders; $759 for new Starlink kit orders; monthly service now goes up to $140 CAD (was $129 CAD).
SpaceX says the increase is “due to excessive levels of inflation,” noting the new Starlink kit prices are effective today. As for service price increases, the email says they will apply on May 9, 2022, for this one particular customer.
“The sole purpose of these adjustments is to keep pace with rising inflation. If you do not wish to continue your service, you can cancel at any time and return your Starlink hardware within your first year of service for a partial refund of $200. If you have received your Starlink in the past 30 days, you can return it for a full refund,” explains SpaceX.
SpaceX says since the public beta launched in October 2020, satellites in orbit have tripled, ground stations have quadrupled and network improvements have been continuous in nature.
“Going forward, users can expect Starlink to maintain its cadence of continuous network improvements as well as new feature additions,” says SpaceX, then concluding a “thank you” to customers for their existing support.
Tesla recently increased its vehicle prices and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk recently said both of his companies were facing inflationary pressures on their supply chain.