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[*] posted on 8-25-2022 at 10:02 PM
discounted Starlink?


spotted this on one of those FB pages......


if its true sounds good to me:D

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[*] posted on 8-26-2022 at 06:41 AM


Quote: Originally posted by lencho  
Quote: Originally posted by Don Pisto  
spotted this on one of those FB pages......


if its true sounds good to me:D

Interesting social concept (pricing relative to local purchasing power).

Wonder how many of the clients in Mexico are actually locals (vs foreigners with first-world incomes)?


If the ad is in English with prices in Mexican currency, then is probably a marketing ploy to get gringos.

Most Mexicans can’t afford starlink,… do they still charge $600 usd for the hardware? Yikes!




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[*] posted on 8-26-2022 at 08:55 AM


Our bill hasn’t gone down yet.
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https://businessinsider.mx/elon-musk-starlink-internet-slash...




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[*] posted on 8-26-2022 at 06:22 PM


I got the email yesterday. My Starlink in Mexico monthly bill will be cut in half from 2,200 to 1,100 pesos. Pretty cool. The dish is at the house in the box and we are away so we are not using it yet, although we are paying the monthly bill.

This puts Starlink on par cost wise with the land based internet tower system available in our area on the near east cape. I decided to get Starlink so that we would have an alternative service provider for our little off grid community during outages from storms etc. I figure the neighbors will come over to my house and sit on the porch so they can get a signal out to loved ones.




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[*] posted on 8-27-2022 at 05:55 AM


We are in a similar situation. Living away from town we cannot have it shipped directly to us. How did you have it shipped down? Did they attempt to charge duty when it was picked up?
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[*] posted on 8-27-2022 at 08:39 AM


You can have it shipped to a friend.

You should not be charged duty. DHL tried to charge me duty on my original order shipped from Long Beach, Ca( which I refused) but I believe starlink is shipping from a Mexico address now.

FYI My billing amount is now showing as1100 pesos.
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[*] posted on 8-27-2022 at 09:52 AM


my neighbor lady is up visiting in Redding and is sold on their starlink and wants to give it a go down in BC....is there an issue buying it up there and bringing it down, as far as the shipping address goes?



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[*] posted on 8-27-2022 at 10:43 AM


Many folks living in Baja order Starlink from their address in the US then move the Starlink stuff around where the travel including to Baja.
If you only live in Baja have have Starlink ship to your Baja Address. Best option to get the reduced monthly charge.
Don't know about duty.

No duty for movement back and forth as the Mexican and US border folks do not care.

Caveat - to use Starlink in both your US place and your BC place you need to choose the RV or portability option. Not the fixed place option. Billing is all online.
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[*] posted on 8-27-2022 at 12:04 PM


Unless starlink has changed its policy you cannot move your account location from a USA address to a MX service address. Nor can an rv account remain in MX for more than 2 months.

After my debacle with DHL trying to charge $400 duty which ended with me refusing delivery and canceling my order I reordered to a USA address. No problem with delivery and dish worked fine at my Baja house. But eventually starlink told me I had to sign up for the rv plan or lose service. I could not move my service address to MX. But I could cancel my subscription and sell the equipment to another person who happened to live in MX. That person had to set up their own starlink account and then they could aquire my equipment and activate it on their account.

Maybe the policy has changed and is different now. YMMV.

Ps, I had to give starlink a MX shipping address even though I have no way to get packages at my place.
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[*] posted on 8-27-2022 at 12:37 PM


thanks for replies, looks like starlink is also discounting the cost of gear, maybe someone can paste this, im out of free stories for the month.

https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/starlink-internet-cuts-pric...




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[*] posted on 8-27-2022 at 04:03 PM


My next invoice is dated manana and is the same price.
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[*] posted on 8-28-2022 at 06:49 AM
Speeds


What kind of upload and download speeds are people getting with starling in BCS?
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[*] posted on 8-28-2022 at 09:25 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Don Pisto  
thanks for replies, looks like starlink is also discounting the cost of gear, maybe someone can paste this, im out of free stories for the month.

https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/starlink-internet-cuts-pric...


Starlink, the satellite internet company owned by the world’s richest person, Elon Musk, has slashed its monthly service fee by over 50%.

As of Wednesday, Starlink’s customers in Mexico pay 1,100 pesos per month (US $55), a 52% decrease compared to the former fee of 2,299 pesos. Starlink has also reduced the price of its hardware kit, which includes an antenna, to 8,300 pesos (US $414) from 9,896 pesos, a 16% drop.


The hardware kit is now shipped free of charge whereas the previous cost was 1,420 pesos (about US $70). In addition to Mexico, the company lowered its prices in many other countries where it offers satellite internet service.

“The price reduction factors in your local market conditions and is meant to reflect parity in purchasing power across our customers,” Starlink said in an email to customers.

Federal telecommunications authorities granted Musk’s company permission to operate in Mexico for 10 years in June 2021.

On its website, Starlink says it offers “high-speed, low-latency broadband internet in remote and rural locations across the globe.”


Its service is “made possible via the world’s largest constellation of highly advanced satellites operating in a low orbit around the earth.”

Among the satellite internet services that compete with Starlink in Mexico are Viasat and HughesNet. An analysis conducted late last year – before Starlink was offering its service here – found that Viasat provided Mexico’s fastest satellite internet service for downloads, but speeds were well below the fixed broadband median.

Some Starlink customers in Mexico have reported speeds of 200 Mbps or more with latency between 70 and 100 milliseconds. The latter is far lower than that of other satellite internet service providers.




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Quote: Originally posted by HeyMulegeScott  
Quote: Originally posted by Don Pisto  
thanks for replies, looks like starlink is also discounting the cost of gear, maybe someone can paste this, im out of free stories for the month.

https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/starlink-internet-cuts-pric...


Starlink, the satellite internet company owned by the world’s richest person, Elon Musk, has slashed its monthly service fee by over 50%.

As of Wednesday, Starlink’s customers in Mexico pay 1,100 pesos per month (US $55), a 52% decrease compared to the former fee of 2,299 pesos. Starlink has also reduced the price of its hardware kit, which includes an antenna, to 8,300 pesos (US $414) from 9,896 pesos, a 16% drop.


The hardware kit is now shipped free of charge whereas the previous cost was 1,420 pesos (about US $70). In addition to Mexico, the company lowered its prices in many other countries where it offers satellite internet service.

“The price reduction factors in your local market conditions and is meant to reflect parity in purchasing power across our customers,” Starlink said in an email to customers.

Federal telecommunications authorities granted Musk’s company permission to operate in Mexico for 10 years in June 2021.

On its website, Starlink says it offers “high-speed, low-latency broadband internet in remote and rural locations across the globe.”


Its service is “made possible via the world’s largest constellation of highly advanced satellites operating in a low orbit around the earth.”

Among the satellite internet services that compete with Starlink in Mexico are Viasat and HughesNet. An analysis conducted late last year – before Starlink was offering its service here – found that Viasat provided Mexico’s fastest satellite internet service for downloads, but speeds were well below the fixed broadband median.

Some Starlink customers in Mexico have reported speeds of 200 Mbps or more with latency between 70 and 100 milliseconds. The latter is far lower than that of other satellite internet service providers.



thanks for posting this Scott....that was nice of Elon huh!




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[*] posted on 8-28-2022 at 10:55 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Villas  
My next invoice is dated manana and is the same price.


Me too. The notice I got said invoices after August 24 would reflect the new pricing. I just got an invoice dated August 28 that has the old price.

It seems the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing. I will not waste my time trying to contact Starlink which appears to be run by robots. I tried once to reach a human being to no avail. Will wait until the next bill which hopefully will be corrected and maybe even have a credit for this one:rolleyes:




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[*] posted on 8-28-2022 at 02:33 PM


so how does this work, if you forgo the mexico discount on gear and monthly and buy the gear in the u.s. with a u.s. address and use it to stream movies in mexico.....do you not require a VPN?




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Quote: Originally posted by Don Pisto  
Quote: Originally posted by HeyMulegeScott  
Quote: Originally posted by Don Pisto  
thanks for replies, looks like starlink is also discounting the cost of gear, maybe someone can paste this, im out of free stories for the month.

https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/starlink-internet-cuts-pric...


Starlink, the satellite internet company owned by the world’s richest person, Elon Musk, has slashed its monthly service fee by over 50%.

As of Wednesday, Starlink’s customers in Mexico pay 1,100 pesos per month (US $55), a 52% decrease compared to the former fee of 2,299 pesos. Starlink has also reduced the price of its hardware kit, which includes an antenna, to 8,300 pesos (US $414) from 9,896 pesos, a 16% drop.


The hardware kit is now shipped free of charge whereas the previous cost was 1,420 pesos (about US $70). In addition to Mexico, the company lowered its prices in many other countries where it offers satellite internet service.

“The price reduction factors in your local market conditions and is meant to reflect parity in purchasing power across our customers,” Starlink said in an email to customers.

Federal telecommunications authorities granted Musk’s company permission to operate in Mexico for 10 years in June 2021.

On its website, Starlink says it offers “high-speed, low-latency broadband internet in remote and rural locations across the globe.”


Its service is “made possible via the world’s largest constellation of highly advanced satellites operating in a low orbit around the earth.”

Among the satellite internet services that compete with Starlink in Mexico are Viasat and HughesNet. An analysis conducted late last year – before Starlink was offering its service here – found that Viasat provided Mexico’s fastest satellite internet service for downloads, but speeds were well below the fixed broadband median.

Some Starlink customers in Mexico have reported speeds of 200 Mbps or more with latency between 70 and 100 milliseconds. The latter is far lower than that of other satellite internet service providers.



thanks for posting this Scott....that was nice of Elon huh!


Nice? Are you being sarcastic? Sometimes it's tough to tell on message boards.

I bet SpaceX lowered Starlink prices in Mexico because few were signing up. So the company is losing even more money on every new Mexican customer it enrolls. Perhaps it will make it up in volume. :lol:



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Quote: Originally posted by SFandH  
Quote: Originally posted by Don Pisto  
Quote: Originally posted by HeyMulegeScott  
Quote: Originally posted by Don Pisto  
thanks for replies, looks like starlink is also discounting the cost of gear, maybe someone can paste this, im out of free stories for the month.

https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/starlink-internet-cuts-pric...


Starlink, the satellite internet company owned by the world’s richest person, Elon Musk, has slashed its monthly service fee by over 50%.

As of Wednesday, Starlink’s customers in Mexico pay 1,100 pesos per month (US $55), a 52% decrease compared to the former fee of 2,299 pesos. Starlink has also reduced the price of its hardware kit, which includes an antenna, to 8,300 pesos (US $414) from 9,896 pesos, a 16% drop.


The hardware kit is now shipped free of charge whereas the previous cost was 1,420 pesos (about US $70). In addition to Mexico, the company lowered its prices in many other countries where it offers satellite internet service.

“The price reduction factors in your local market conditions and is meant to reflect parity in purchasing power across our customers,” Starlink said in an email to customers.

Federal telecommunications authorities granted Musk’s company permission to operate in Mexico for 10 years in June 2021.

On its website, Starlink says it offers “high-speed, low-latency broadband internet in remote and rural locations across the globe.”


Its service is “made possible via the world’s largest constellation of highly advanced satellites operating in a low orbit around the earth.”

Among the satellite internet services that compete with Starlink in Mexico are Viasat and HughesNet. An analysis conducted late last year – before Starlink was offering its service here – found that Viasat provided Mexico’s fastest satellite internet service for downloads, but speeds were well below the fixed broadband median.

Some Starlink customers in Mexico have reported speeds of 200 Mbps or more with latency between 70 and 100 milliseconds. The latter is far lower than that of other satellite internet service providers.



thanks for posting this Scott....that was nice of Elon huh!


Nice? Are you being sarcastic? Sometimes it's tough to tell on message boards.

I bet SpaceX lowered Starlink prices in Mexico because few were signing up. So the company is losing even more money on every new Mexican customer it enrolls. Perhaps it will make it up in volume. :lol:



[Edited on 8-28-2022 by SFandH]


not being sarcastic at all, sorry you don't like this visionary but why look a gift horse in the mouth? just looking for BN argument?:rolleyes:





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[*] posted on 8-28-2022 at 08:18 PM


Quote: Originally posted by El Jefe  
Quote: Originally posted by Villas  
My next invoice is dated manana and is the same price.


Me too. The notice I got said invoices after August 24 would reflect the new pricing. I just got an invoice dated August 28 that has the old price.


i have an invoice for Sept 3, which has the price drop (2200p to 1100p) ... i got service a bit over a month ago ... equipment shipped via DHL to my house in BCS ... hopefully everyone gets the discount before too long ...

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