Starlink hikes prices to $599 up-front and $110 per month, blames inflation

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Starlink has raised its prices for equipment and monthly service, blaming inflation for the increases in an email to customers. The up-front hardware cost was raised from $499 to $599 (a 20 percent increase), and the monthly service price was raised from $99 to $110 (up 11 percent). People who preordered Starlink and paid deposits but haven’t yet received it will have to pay $549 for the user terminal if they choose to keep their orders.

“Due to excessive levels of inflation, the price of the Starlink kit is increasing from $499 to $549 for deposit holders and $599 for all new orders, effective today. In addition, the Starlink monthly service price will increase from $99 to $110,” Starlink said in an email to customers yesterday.

“Can’t even honor the preorder pricing on the equipment? Brutal,” Jon Guidry of Georgia wrote on Twitter. Guidry forwarded us the email he got from Starlink, which says, “The sole purpose of these adjustments is to keep pace with rising inflation.” People who preorder have to put down a deposit of $99. Those who already did that can cancel the deposit for a full refund on their account page, the email from Starlink notes.

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