Elon Musk’s superfast Starlink ‘space broadband’ gets massive discount in the UK

Elon Musk's satellite internet company Starlink has just introduced a major new discount in the UK, in a bid to attract more British customers.

Previously, UK customers would have to pay a steep setup fee of £460 for a satellite dish and equipment as well as £40 shipping on Starlink's Standard package.

That's before paying the £75 monthly subscription fee for the Internet connectivity itself.

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But now the company has launched a new rental option, which means that new customers can pay £15 per month for all the Starlink kit. You can view all the options here.

You'll still have to pay a £99 'activation charge' but it marks a significant saving on the original £450 hardware fee. It's also still possible to cancel and refund the service within 30 days of signing up.

In an email announcing the change, Starlink said: "There are no long term contracts, both hardware rental and service are charged month-to-month.

"Try Starlink for 30 days and if not satisfied, return the hardware for a full refund of your £99 activation, or your £460 if purchased."

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Of course, if you keep using the service long-term over a couple of years, that monthly subscription fee could end up costing you a lot more than the initial £460 up-front.

But, if you just want to try out Starlink for a short period of time, it could be a great option.

Starlink uses thousands of small satellites in Earth's orbit to deliver fast broadband (promising download speeds of 50-200Mbps) almost anywhere in the world.

Elon Musk made headlines last year when he promised to use Starlink to deliver internet connectivity in Ukraine amid the ongoing Russian invasion.


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