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Getting the rectangular one, I’m at Rainbows End.

My daughter is a RN & she coordinates nurse support for pediatric critical home care working remotely….with 3-5 MPS on a good day. They ordered the same time but haven’t received anything. I told her to call Starlink to see if my service address could be temporarily changed to their address.

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2 hours ago, dewilso said:

Getting the rectangular one, I’m at Rainbows End.

My daughter is a RN & she coordinates nurse support for pediatric critical home care working remotely….with 3-5 MPS on a good day. They ordered the same time but haven’t received anything. I told her to call Starlink to see if my service address could be temporarily changed to their address.

Yes, StarLink will move the dish to her location.  HOWEVER, when you want to move it back to your location there might ZERO OPEN SLOTS so you COULD be unable to use it at your location.

Depending how far away your daughter is from your location, it might work at BOTH LOCATIONS.  I moved my dish from my second home to my primary home.  The distance as the crow flies is exactly TEN MILES. 

It works at both locations.

Your just over the hill from me in Wenatchee.  I wonder how far south they are filling orders??

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10 hours ago, Vladimir said:

 

Your just over the hill from me in Wenatchee.  I wonder how far south they are filling orders?

I'm at Rainbows End in Livingston Texas, Google doesn’t even know of a Wenatchee close to me.

The daughter lives 100mi north so I know that I’d loose my slot, but it would be a lot more beneficial for her.

I still haven’t received shipping conformation.?

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2 hours ago, dewilso said:

Vl

I'm at Rainbows End in Livingston Texas, Google doesn’t even know of a Wenatchee close to me.

The daughter lives 100mi north so I know that I’d loose my slot, but it would be a lot more beneficial for her.

I still haven’t received shipping conformation.?

That is because in the entire world there is only ONE Wenatchee!!  Google gave me the Rainbows End Coop on the Olympic Pennisula.

Zulu, thanks for posting the graph.  That was interesting.

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Howdy!

I’ve had our Starlink up and running for a couple of weeks now and it’s doing great. 
I was unable to get one at our homebase here in Livingston. I check the Starlink map and found an open area in the Coldsrings area near by. I used a campground address there and it shipped to my Escapees mail within a few days. Setup went without a hitch.

” Happy Trails “

Chiefneon 

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55 minutes ago, Vladimir said:

At the campground or your homebase??

Howdy!

If this question was for me. I used a different address to order. Shipped to my Escapees mail address and set it up at my homebase located just outside the Escapees park here in Livingston. The address to the campground I used to placed the order is about seventeen miles from my homebase. Starlink states the area my homebase is full and wouldn’t be shipped until sometime next year. The address I used was available tand shipped and delivered within a week. 
 

“Happy Trails”

Chiefneon

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18 minutes ago, Vladimir said:

Yep, it was to you.

That is interesting....you used a address with an open cell, and set it up in a "closed" cell, but it worked.

Is that correct??

ABSOLUTELY! It’s up and running no problems. There is a FaceBook group “Starlink for RVers and other mobile users”. This group has a lot of information for RVers using Starlink and being able to move around the country and by all accounts is working, some including Canada an Mexico. That FB group is we’re I learned about changing the address and being able to quickly receive my Starlink.

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That availability video is worth watching.  It explains a LOT.

Basically the towns and cities are OUT.  Which is what StarLink said........... it is for rural areas.

Basically, the video says that order outside of town and it will probably work in town, if close.

That is what happened with me in Wenatchee, but we have had fiber for over 20 years now thanks to the county government in Wenatchee.  The dish stays 10 miles away at the second home.   

Only "blow" I saw was Missoula was light green, while the Bitterroot Valley was dark green.   

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16 hours ago, Vladimir said:

Basically the towns and cities are OUT.  Which is what StarLink said........... it is for rural areas.

Basically, the video says that order outside of town and it will probably work in town, if close.

Here is a quote from an interesting article in the MIT Technology Review. 

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“It’s really meant for sparsely populated regions,” SpaceX founder Elon Musk said at a conference in June. “In high-density areas, we will be able to serve a limited number of customers.” 

What strikes me from that quote and from the map is that the waitlist areas are all in urban areas where it would seem that it has been snapped up already. A couple of possibilities come to mind. One is that the urban areas were allowed to get it first without a long waiting list initially because the disposable income is higher and it is income that Starlink clearly needs. Since there has already been an increase in monthly fees I think that is evident. Personally, if there is another monthly fee increase in the near future again I will likely drop the service no matter the speed or convenience.

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5 hours ago, Chalkie said:

Here is a quote from an interesting article in the MIT Technology Review. 

What strikes me from that quote and from the map is that the waitlist areas are all in urban areas where it would seem that it has been snapped up already. A couple of possibilities come to mind. One is that the urban areas were allowed to get it first without a long waiting list initially because the disposable income is higher and it is income that Starlink clearly needs. Since there has already been an increase in monthly fees I think that is evident. Personally, if there is another monthly fee increase in the near future again I will likely drop the service no matter the speed or convenience.

Not sure disposable incomes are higher in urban areas. 

Lots of professionals in rural areas that make good money and have very low living costs.  That is how I ended up retiring at 56 and owning three homes in retirement.  Never made much money, but then again, it didn't cost much for living expenses.  Yeah, being country before country was cool, helped a lot.

I remember sitting in a Forest Economics class where all of us students were complaining about NOT having enough disposable income.  The Professor, just laughed, and said "right now in your life, you have MORE disposable income than you will for years and years".  He was right.

But I am not if sure StarLink filled urban orders first.  There is a huge waiting list for StarLink dishes.  I have a friend, that ordered FOUR dishes for his properties in a very rural area.  He had to place the orders under different names, since StarLink was limiting orders even in rural areas.  As of a few months ago, he only has ONE dish.

Dropping the StarLink service depends on your location.  At my second home, I have NO grid electricity, NO cell phone service, except for voice with amplifier,  NO TV service (neither cable, nor from antenna), and of course NO internet.

I have a VERY BAD quality landline for voice only for 911 emergencies.  I pay $50/month for that.

So for me, I will keep StarLink it is a bargain.  BTW at my urban house, ten miles away as the crow flies, I pay pretty close to 300 dollars a month for all those services.

I really don't understand why Musk wants to buy Twitter.  He needs to buy Verizon and offer cell service as well as StarLink. 

It makes total sense.

 

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We've had Starlink at our homebase site in Rockport TX for about 6 months and it has been great.  Until then our only internet connection was via cellular.  We typically get 150-200 Mbps download speeds although they can drop suddenly and the past 24 hours have been particularly rocky.  Some people blame that on yesterday's satellite launch, but that's not it since it takes them many weeks before the satellites are in position to be used.  But it's a lot better than what we used to have.  We've not going to take it traveling since I don't want to lose my "slot" in our cell.  Furthermore, we have the older round version with the permanently attached Ethernet cable.  No easy way to get it back out of the ~50 feet of conduit it is sitting in.

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I ordered my starlink set up and paid for roaming last thursday, it was delivered today.  I will be doing some modification to the RV to make set up in a camp site easier.  looking forward to ditching the spectrum/charter junk that has given me issues at home for 3 straight years. 

 

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My Starlink speed&latency has, in the past few weeks turned to crap here at Rainbows end. Is anyone else having similar experiences? I've rebooted, reset, stowed, unstowed with no change, & there are NO obstructions. High 30’s down with latency over 100 is my norm now.

Is there a market place for used equipment ?

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