Starlink adds $25/month ‘portability’ feature that lets users move their internet – TechCrunch
Starlink has introduced a new paid add-on feature that allows customers to “temporarily” move their service to different locations – anywhere on the same continent as their permanent service address which is currently served by Starlink satellite availability. The add-on will cost an additional $25 per month for users in the US
Of course, you’ll also need to move your Starlink dish and connectivity hardware to take advantage of it, which might not be so easy for some (users can go to elaborate lengths to get their Starlink dish mounted with a clear eyeliner to the sky without any tree cover).
The $25 charge also means Starlink’s total price jumps even higher, which might be a tough pill for some to swallow after monthly charges hit $110 per month in March. All told, if you want regular Starlink service plus the ability to get in the motorhome and set up with high-speed internet wherever you are within Starlink coverage areas and have a clear view of the sky, you’ll pay $135 a month. On the other hand, Starlink offers the kind of flexibility and reach that traditional Internet providers (and many mobile network operators) simply cannot.
With this service addition, Starlink is more than ever the Internet option of choice for digital nomads as well. Perhaps this will usher in an era of software engineers traveling the nation from state park to state park in a fleet of modified classic Airstreams.