SpaceX’s Starlink Broadband service is now available in India to pre-register for 7245 INR (direct conversion of 99 USD). If you pre-order the service right now, the service will be provided to by the end of next year. The service is in Beta service and is being tested in many western countries providing internet speed up to 100 Mbps (up and down).
According to Elon Musk, the company is continuously working on the product and he claims that by the end of this year, the Starlink will be able to provide internet speed up to 300 Mbps.
Although the service is available to many users as a form of beta testing but in India it will be available by 2022. And right now they are following the FCFS (first-come, first-serve) procedure to take the orders, as according Elon, the availability of the service is limited.
What is SpaceX Starlink?
SpaceX Starlink is a satellite based internet service that aims to offer high-speed, low-latency broadband internet across the globe. SpaceX is using a number of satellites to provide the best internet connectivity without worrying about the location where you are staying. It uses a automated self balancing dish to gather the signal directly from the satellite and deliver it directly to the router provided in the installation kit.
“As we launch more satellites, install more ground stations and improve our networking software, data speed, latency and uptime will improve dramatically,” the company’s page reads.
SpaceX is launching satellites in a regular interval of time to strengthen connectivity. In an effort to make global internet coverage a reality, the company launched its 20th Starlink Falcon 9 launch with 60 Starlink satellites. And the company plans to launch more than 40,000 Starlink satellites before the official launch of the service.
How to Pre-Register Starlink in India?
The pre-registration is very simple and sorted but if want to try the service on the first batch then you need to hurry as the availability of the seats is limited at the moment.
- Go to the official SpaceX Starlink website. (Click Here)
- On opening the website, you will notice a text area with the label ‘Service Address’.
- Enter your address and click the Order Now button.
- On clicking the button, you will be taken to the new checkout page, which will be valid for 15 minutes.
- You will have to fill in your personal details in the first section like Name, Phone Number, and Email address.
- The second section will be your billing information. Fill in the section with your Credit/Debit card details and click the Place Deposit button.
Can I cancel the pre-registration?
Yes, you can cancel the pre-registration any time and the amount will be refunded to the original payment method.
How many seats are available for pre-registration?
The exact number isn’t provided by the company, but the number is limited, and first-come, first-serve criteria are being used.
What is the expected speed?
Right now, in the beta stage, the service is providing a speed of 100 Mbps but the company claims to provide up to 300 Mbps by the end of year 2021.