Starlink Roam recreates the concept of ISP

Emre Çitak
Mar 16, 2023

During the preceding summer, a comprehensive examination was conducted on the Starlink RV, which was a version of the satellite-based internet service that assured customers a broad range of access across their respective continents.

Recently, the service has been subjected to a nomenclature revision, as it has now been rebranded as Starlink Roam, and it is currently available in two distinct packages, namely, regional access at a monthly fee of $150 or global access for $200 per month, but only in areas where the service is available. Customers have the choice of opting for either a portable antenna, which is valued at $599 or an antenna meant for use while on the move, which costs $2,500, as was the case with the RV package.

Starlink Roam - Image courtesy of Starlink

Starlink has claimed that this revamped subscription-based service will allow users to have unfettered access to the internet in regions that have unreliable or no connectivity. Users can pause or resume their subscription at any time and are billed monthly for the service.

In February, users received notifications about a new global roaming service, which they initially presumed was a supplementary feature. However, it later became apparent that it was an outright replacement for Starlink RV. Details about Starlink Roam remain sketchy, and according to the email sent by Starlink to customers, the service does not appear to be entirely reliable.

Availability of Starlink Roam is limited

The FAQ page for Starlink Roam has revealed that the global service is only available in countries that are listed on the Starlink availability map, but it is uncertain if the service will be accessible in countries where the service is not authorized.

The regulatory authorities of some countries, including India, Pakistan, and Cambodia, are yet to approve the use of the Starlink service, while the Chinese government has expressed its disapproval of Starlink's expansion, as revealed by Elon Musk in his interview with the Financial Times. Moreover, it is important to note that Starlink has already introduced a $5,000 per month plan for customers at sea, and the Flat High-Performance dish can now be used while on the move on RVs and other vehicles.

Starlink is not alone in this field

As in every field of technology, there is competition in the field too. Amazon, which works on satellite internet under the leadership of Jeff Bezos, is also in this game.

Competition in such areas leads to an increase in both the quality of service and the accessibility of technology. Paying a price tag of $200 just for internet access is not easy for users all over the world.

Let's see what awaits us in this satellite internet service competition between these two successful businessmen.


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  1. ilev said on August 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Doesn’t Windows 8 know that www. or http:// are passe ?

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on August 4, 2012 at 7:57 pm

      Well it is a bit difficulty to distinguish between domains and files for instance.

    2. Leonidas Burton said on September 4, 2023 at 4:51 am

      I know a service made by google that is similar to Google bookmarks.

  2. VioletMoon said on August 16, 2023 at 5:26 pm

    @Ashwin–Thankful you delighted my comment; who knows how many “gamers” would have disagreed!

  3. Karl said on August 17, 2023 at 10:36 pm


    The comments section under this very article (3 comments) is identical to the comments section found under the following article:

    Not sure what the issue is, but have seen this issue under some other articles recently but did not report it back then.

  4. Anonymous said on August 25, 2023 at 11:44 am

    Omg a badge!!!
    Some tangible reward lmao.

    It sucks that redditors are going to love the fuck out of it too.

  5. Scroogled said on August 25, 2023 at 10:57 pm

    With the cloud, there is no such thing as unlimited storage or privacy. Stop relying on these tech scums. Purchase your own hardware and develop your own solutions.

    1. lollmaoeven said on August 27, 2023 at 6:24 am

      This is a certified reddit cringe moment. Hilarious how the article’s author tries to dress it up like it’s anything more than a png for doing the reddit corporation’s moderation work for free (or for bribes from companies and political groups)

  6. El Duderino said on August 25, 2023 at 11:14 pm

    Almost al unlmited services have a real limit.

    And this comment is written on the dropbox article from August 25, 2023.

  7. John G. said on August 26, 2023 at 1:29 am

    First comment > @ilev said on August 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    For the God’s sake, fix the comments soon please! :[

  8. Kalmly said on August 26, 2023 at 4:42 pm

    Yes. Please. Fix the comments.

  9. Kim Schmidt said on September 3, 2023 at 3:42 pm

    With Google Chrome, it’s only been 1,500 for some time now.

    Anyone who wants to force me in such a way into buying something that I can get elsewhere for free will certainly never see a single dime from my side. I don’t even know how stupid their marketing department is to impose these limits on users instead of offering a valuable product to the paying faction. But they don’t. Even if you pay, you get something that is also available for free elsewhere.

    The algorithm has also become less and less savvy in terms of e.g. English/German translations. It used to be that the bot could sort of sense what you were trying to say and put it into different colloquialisms, which was even fun because it was like, “I know what you’re trying to say here, how about…” Now it’s in parts too stupid to translate the simplest sentences correctly, and the suggestions it makes are at times as moronic as those made by Google Translations.

    If this is a deep-learning AI that learns from users’ translations and the phrases they choose most often – which, by the way, is a valuable, moneys worthwhile contribution of every free user to this project: They invest their time and texts, thereby providing the necessary data for the AI to do the thing as nicely as they brag about it in the first place – alas, the more unprofessional users discovered the translator, the worse the language of this deep-learning bot has become, the greater the aggregate of linguistically illiterate users has become, and the worse the language of this deep-learning bot has become, as it now learns the drivel of every Tom, Dick and Harry out there, which is why I now get their Mickey Mouse language as suggestions: the inane language of people who can barely spell the alphabet, it seems.

    And as a thank you for our time and effort in helping them and their AI learn, they’ve lowered the limit from what was once 5,000 to now 1,500…? A big “fuck off” from here for that! Not a brass farthing from me for this attitude and behaviour, not in a hundred years.

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