You can now invest money in Elon Musk’s next technology venture while you wait.
SpaceX recently launched pre-orders for its upcoming Starlink satellite internet service. Anyone who does this pays $ 99 upfront just to get their foot in the door. Please refer to the pre-order page on the Starlink website that depending on where you live, you may not have access to the service for an extended period of time.
The site told me that Starlink would be available in my region by mid to late 2021, although CNBC noted that people in some regions had been given a time slot for 2022. As with a small beta program launched last year, the service will ultimately cost $ 99 per month, with an initial fee of $ 499 for hardware.
Oh, and the fine print says leaving a deposit “does not guarantee service” in case you need an excuse to wait.
Starlink recently claimed in a recent FCC announcement that there are already 10,000 users in restricted service areas in the US, Canada and the UK. Our friends at PCMag got positive results when they tested the Starlink service last October, but it’s likely safe to be skeptical of Elon Musk is involved until it shows widespread results.