Starlink has just launched a brand new rental service in France. For €15/month, users can equip themselves with the necessary equipment to benefit from Internet by satellite. However, you will still have to pay the subscription at €50/month to activate the connection. An ideal offer for all those who wish to test before being seduced.
Starlink undeniably has a very enticing promise: to bring high-speed Internet connection, even to the least served areas of the planet. For residents of rural areas, who are still waiting for fiber to be installed in their region, SpaceX’s offer is like a godsend. But it also has a major hitch: with the purchase of the equipment, the delivery costs and the subscription itself, the bill quickly rises to several hundred euros.
Suffice to say that the formula is not really ideal for all those who wish to test the Internet by satellite before being convinced. Today, Starlink finally brings a solution. Elon Musk’s firm has indeed announced the launch of a rental offer for its equipment. On its official website, it indicates that it is now possible to rent the dish for 15 € / month, instead of the 300 € requested for the final purchase. Note that this price is normally €450, but the site seems to present a reduction here in the form of a crossed out price.
Starlink launches its first equipment rental offer
Suffice to say that this offer is particularly interesting if you want to test the service for only a few months. On the other hand, it will also be necessary to count the 50 € of activation costs, as well as, one imagines, the shipping costs. But, once the invoice has been settled, you will only have to pay the monthly €15 until you decide to stop the subscription. You will then not be charged any cancellation fees.
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Also, after calculation, this rental offer is profitable for 17 months, which is plenty of time to decide whether or not to buy the dish definitively. Last precision on the other hand: this one is only valid for the residential subscription. The roaming offer, launched globally a few days ago, is therefore not affected by the rental service.