SpaceX Expands Starlink Price Drops in Europe, Plus Brazil

Photo: @SawyerMerritt

SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet service is getting a price drop throughout much of Europe this week, with a notice to a user in Ireland showing one of several different price cuts in the region.

SpaceX has dropped the price of Starlink to just €85 ($84 USD) per month in Ireland starting on Wednesday, according to an email sent to customers (via @SawyerMerritt).

In addition to Ireland, @Merritt and other users in the thread also reported similar Starlink price drops in the Netherlands, Ukraine, Sweden, Croatia, Italy, Belgium, Hungary and more.

Update: Also seeing a Starlink price drop is in Brazil, now down to 230 BRL from 500 BRL, according to Reddit. This price drop took place on August 24 and “is meant to reflect parity in purchasing power across our customers,” says SpaceX.

You can check this crowdsourced Starlink global price sheet here.

In the notice, SpaceX wrote, “The price reduction factors in your local market conditions and is meant to reflect parity in purchasing power across our customers.” The notice continued, “No action is needed from you, the price reduction will be automatically reflected on invoices generated after 24/08/2022.”

SpaceX also announced price drops in France and Germany in recent months by as much as 50 percent of the total bill.

Earlier this week, SpaceX announced a new “best-effort” Starlink service level for pre-order customers stuck in the company’s giant backlog.

In the U.S., SpaceX recently lost an $886 million subsidy from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Following a polar SpaceX launch last month, Starlink’s satellites have officially reached full-Earth coverage.