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MikeAqua
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  #3058500 3-Apr-2023 14:58
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Rural Applies to suburbs on the edge of 'urban' Blenheim.





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  #3058504 3-Apr-2023 15:03
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michaelmurfy:

 

evilengineer: Did speak to the local WISP before getting Starlink but stopped when they suggested that the trees on a neighbour's property would probably need to be chopped down.

 

With Starlink? It isn't as bad as in the early days if there are trees etc around as long as you have a clear view of the sky. You can do a signal test with the Starlink app on your phone but many people have also found it OK with the amount of satellites up there now.

 

 

Think you may be barking up the wrong tree. 🤪

 

It was the WISP that wanted the trees gone, not Starlink.

 

You can see plenty of sky looking up but not the hill top where the local WISP has positioned their receiver.   


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  #3058556 3-Apr-2023 17:39
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As far as the 30-day trial goes, does that just apply to the hardware? From the looks of it, they start billing you at $159/month 14 days after shipping the dish.

 

I too was thinking of having it for the emergency kit, and would prefer not to spend an extra $159 right at the start. What would be the best way to go about the service side in this instance? - Change the plan to roaming and then immediately put it on hold? Cancel the subscription within the first 14 days and then just activate it when needed?

 

Obviously if it needed to be activated during another full-scale communication loss, I would leave login/activation details with someone at the other end of the country :)




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  #3058578 3-Apr-2023 18:31
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tieke:

 

As far as the 30-day trial goes, does that just apply to the hardware? From the looks of it, they start billing you at $159/month 14 days after shipping the dish.

 

I too was thinking of having it for the emergency kit, and would prefer not to spend an extra $159 right at the start. What would be the best way to go about the service side in this instance? - Change the plan to roaming and then immediately put it on hold? Cancel the subscription within the first 14 days and then just activate it when needed?

 

Obviously if it needed to be activated during another full-scale communication loss, I would leave login/activation details with someone at the other end of the country :)

 

 

Buy it from Noel Leeming, then activate it on the Roam plan, and immediately pause. My understanding is that it can then be unpaused via Starlink itself.


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  #3058579 3-Apr-2023 18:51
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MikeAqua:

Rural Applies to suburbs on the edge of 'urban' Blenheim.



I live in a suburb that’s about as close as one can get to the centre of PN and our address is considered rural. Perhaps this an accurate reflection of PN’s status as the boondocks?

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  #3058581 3-Apr-2023 18:53
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@evilengineer ahh gotcha! That makes more sense. I read it as the WISP was telling you to chop down trees for Starlink 😊




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  #3058632 3-Apr-2023 19:47
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tieke:

 

As far as the 30-day trial goes, does that just apply to the hardware? From the looks of it, they start billing you at $159/month 14 days after shipping the dish.

 

I too was thinking of having it for the emergency kit, and would prefer not to spend an extra $159 right at the start. What would be the best way to go about the service side in this instance? - Change the plan to roaming and then immediately put it on hold? Cancel the subscription within the first 14 days and then just activate it when needed?

 

Obviously if it needed to be activated during another full-scale communication loss, I would leave login/activation details with someone at the other end of the country :)

 

 

yeah i'm interested to know too

 

what's the roaming rate/data cap?




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  #3058732 3-Apr-2023 20:29
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Aaron2222:

 

Buy it from Noel Leeming, then activate it on the Roam plan, and immediately pause. My understanding is that it can then be unpaused via Starlink itself.

 

 

Unfortunately I ordered one before Noel Leeming dropped their price, and Starlink won't let me cancel. I can always immediately return the Starlink one I suppose, but if I could keep it without immediately paying for a month of service it would save the hassle of returns and purchases etc.


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