SpaceX Now Sending Starlink Beta Test Invites: Here's How Much It Costs

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SpaceX is now sending out invitations for the public beta of Starlink, its upcoming satellite internet service. 

A few lucky Reddit users report receiving email invites for Starlink’s “Better Than Nothing Beta.” It will be pricey—$99 per month, plus $499 for a “phased-arrayed” satellite dish and Wi-Fi router.

The email invite adds: “Expect to see data speeds vary from 50Mb/s to 150 Mb/s and latency from 20ms to 40ms over the next several months as we enhance the Starlink system,” which is on par with earlier speed tests for the broadband service.

The screen shot of the email invite. users who received the invite said they’re based in Washington state. Another said they are based in northern Wisconsin.

To help beta testers set up the service, SpaceX has also released an iOS and Android app for Starlink. The software is designed to ensure the Starlink satellite dish has a clear view of the sky when installed at the user’s home. 

the iOS version of the app. Starlink.com, which will notify users about availability for the service. 

If you received an invite for Starlink’s beta test, let us know at michael_kan@pcmag.com.

October 27, 2020
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