Starlink, in a press release, announced that its Starlink RV service arrived in Brazil🇧🇷 The company’s new plan, which already exists in other countries, allows users to access internet services outside their home, either in a motorhome or in another home🇧🇷
Starlink RV, name of the service, costs more than the “fixed” residential plan. However, its focus is on users who regularly travel or are fans of motorhome culture, spending more time in different places than in a fixed place. The “RV” in the name comes from what motorhomes are called in the United States — recreational vehicles.
Starlink for travel: higher price than home version
If the service is already expensive in the United States, the same goes for Brazil. The antenna costs R$ 2,000 (the normal price of the equipment), while the subscription costs R$ 280 — R$ 50 reais more expensive than Starlink Residencial.
However, the higher price is attractive for those who usually travel to Brazil in motorhomes and do not want to rely solely on 4G. Another advantage is that the subscription can be paused. If the user stays in a place with fixed internet, Starlink Viagens can be interrupted until the consumer starts a new trip. Even if the service is paused, the internet can be used until the end of the days of the month for which the subscription has already been paid.
Next step: Starlink “on the move”
In October, Starlink announced the launch of the internet service “on the go”🇧🇷 Also aimed at the motorhome public, the plan allows the connection to be made even during the transfer. The company did not reveal whether this service will also arrive in Brazil. In the United States and other select countries, Starlink for Moving Vehicles will debut in December.
The difference between this plan and the “basic” Starlink RV, in addition to the possibility of using the internet on the road, is the High Performance Starlink antenna — equipment that costs $2,500. More expensive than the fixed antenna, this model promises greater durability thanks to its manufacture with more resistant material. THE High Performance Starlink was developed to be installed on the roof of vehicles, a region that can suffer more damage than fixed and RV models. The former can be installed in a more secure area of the house, while the latter is easy to stowed away or taken under a guardrail such as a trailer awning.