Imagine that you have arrived at a beautiful blue lake in the upper northeast corner of Utah. It’s a beautiful, sunny day in the mid 70’s. A gentle breeze and swollen cumulus clouds suggest a brewing storm. But right now, life is perfect. You think to yourself, With this view, surrounded by nature, I could just stay here. But you can not. Work expects your beautiful face to appear online for a Zoom chat in 24 hours and there is no mobile service. None. You can not even show Instagram your amazing views. It’s just you and the birds.
Until now. Starlink, Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk’s SpaceX-developed satellite Internet service, is now available for motorhomes, motorhomes, vans, forwarding vehicles, land vehicles and other large vehicles, enabling connectivity in the most remote locations. Work, call for help, or text mom – pretty much anywhere from.
Starlink for motorhomes provides instant access to low-speed high-speed Internet, no matter where Starlink coverage is, which is pretty decent in remote areas and rural areas that may not have adequate coverage. You can check a map of coverage on the Starlink website. For our lakeview boondocking example above, Starlink would work.
The connection options from Starlink to motorhomes are not free, but neither is the adventure rig it comes with. There is a one-time hardware price of $ 599, which includes everything you need to get online in minutes. It costs $ 135 per person. month, about double the average internet bill. Fast Starlink is $ 110 a month, and a portability feature adds $ 25, making Starlink for motorhomes and Starlink with portability cost the same at $ 135. However, you can pause and pause Starlink for RV service depending on when you need it active.
Starlink for motorhomes is not designed for use while moving and requires a clear view of the sky to connect. The Starlink app can help determine the best placement. And since the antenna is large, Starlink for motorhomes does not fit well with cars.
You may be running out of fresh water in the middle of nowhere, but at least you still have internet so you can search for where to fill up.