Last chance for rural Australians to save $525 on Starlink broadband
Starlink is offering big savings on its satellite hardware, but not for much longer.
Until Friday 25 August 2023, people living in select rural areas of Australia can sign up with Starlink for a satellite internet plan and score the hardware for only $399.
That's down from the original price of $924, which is a saving of $525.
If you don't live in a rural area, you can still save by paying a discounted price of $599 for the hardware.
To see which discount you qualify for just pop in your address on the Starlink website.
How much does Starlink's internet plan cost?
Apart from the hardware, you'll have to pay $139 per month for Starlink's services which will get you an unlimited data satellite internet plan and download speeds between 100-200Mbps.
You can also try Starlink for 30 days and return the hardware for a full refund if you're not satisfied.
Is Starlink worth it?
For people in rural or regional areas, options for internet are limited and a satellite connection might be the best bet.
Starlink uses a network of low orbit satellites to connect you to the internet. This offers a high-speed service with less dropouts, meaning you get more stable internet access.
However, upfront costs plus the ongoing monthly price are more expensive than what's offered by the NBN.
Sky Muster Plus Premium is the most comparable NBN satellite plan to Starlink. It costs around $100 per month and gets you unlimited data and speeds of up to 100Mbps when there's network capacity.
Otherwise the average download speed is close to the 25Mbps mark. NBN supplies the hardware free of cost. The only thing you'll need to pay for is a modem if you can't BYO.
Overall, Sky Muster's satellite service may end up being the cheaper option but if you're after faster, more reliable speeds, Starlink could be worth considering.
You can check out other satellite internet plans available on Finder before committing to Starlink.