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#304041 31-Mar-2023 01:17
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Putting this in Bargains and Deals because it is pretty good value.

$199 for a dishy (down from $1040) for "rural" users. Seems much of NZ is rural too (hint, hint). Just signup at https://starlink.com

 

You can also start / stop service in 1mo increments (but can't pause service like on the roam plan) for you more city + prepper folk and don't need Starlink all the time.

 

I've personally grabbed one myself - 30 day return policy but if you're on the fence for Starlink and are in a "Rural" location then this could be a pretty awesome buy for you.





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  #3056931 31-Mar-2023 08:44
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You will find anything you want at MightyApe (affiliate link).
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  #3056936 31-Mar-2023 08:47
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That's incredible. Rural appears to include any towns i.e. not cities such as Whangamata.

 

 


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  #3056973 31-Mar-2023 09:23
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$159 per month is quite pricey and unless its really rural/remote its quite expensive no? I mean its almoist 3 times more then I pay now. 

 

Also, with them capping accounts overseas, I am sure it will be done in NZ soon as well.




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  #3056976 31-Mar-2023 09:26
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michaelmurfy:

 

I've personally grabbed one myself

 

 

Murf! you are heading to the dark side!





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  #3056991 31-Mar-2023 09:47
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A couple of weeks ago Starlink announced a $29/mo hardware rental option.  Looks like they have pulled the plug on that one and replaced it with this deal?  Just as a matter of interest, can anyone still see the rental option?


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  #3056997 31-Mar-2023 09:54
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You can also start / stop service in 1mo increments (but can't pause service like on the roam plan)

Does that mean you must renew the stop every month? and cannot start it again in the same month?

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  #3057016 31-Mar-2023 10:18
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Ahhh SOB, although i paid half price a couple of weeks ago....this one hurts to read on a friday lol





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  #3057017 31-Mar-2023 10:20
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Silvrav:

 

$159 per month is quite pricey and unless its really rural/remote its quite expensive no? I mean its almoist 3 times more then I pay now. 

 

Also, with them capping accounts overseas, I am sure it will be done in NZ soon as well.

 

 

It's not when you require a useable service.

 

We are not remote by any means, yet to install a fibre service was quoted at 220K and up...

 

No useable DSL service available, so to the sky we go

 

 





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  #3057020 31-Mar-2023 10:26
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hsvhel:

 

Silvrav:

 

$159 per month is quite pricey and unless its really rural/remote its quite expensive no? I mean its almoist 3 times more then I pay now. 

 

Also, with them capping accounts overseas, I am sure it will be done in NZ soon as well.

 

 

It's not when you require a useable service.

 

We are not remote by any means, yet to install a fibre service was quoted at 220K and up...

 

No useable DSL service available, so to the sky we go

 

 

 

 

 

 

But what about other wireless providers? ie we with spark and we get consistent good latency internet for $60 a month with no cap.


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  #3057021 31-Mar-2023 10:30
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@Silvrav If you saw what happened up north you'll note that Fibre / Mobile were both down meaning cities were cut off. Those with Starlink could still work fine. I'm personally grabbing this for my emergency supplies + for the very odd time I may want to activate it else mobile + fibre will always be the go.





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  #3057023 31-Mar-2023 10:31
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michaelmurfy:

 

@Silvrav If you saw what happened up north you'll note that Fibre / Mobile were both down meaning cities were cut off. Those with Starlink could still work fine. I'm personally grabbing this for my emergency supplies + for the very odd time I may want to activate it else mobile + fibre will always be the go.

 

 

 

 

That makes sense 👍 and quite a good plan! guess ill grab one to add to my solar project.


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  #3057030 31-Mar-2023 10:38
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hsvhel:

 

Silvrav:

 

$159 per month is quite pricey and unless its really rural/remote its quite expensive no? I mean its almoist 3 times more then I pay now. 

 

Also, with them capping accounts overseas, I am sure it will be done in NZ soon as well.

 

 

It's not when you require a useable service.

 

We are not remote by any means, yet to install a fibre service was quoted at 220K and up...

 

No useable DSL service available, so to the sky we go

 

 

$159 is very reasonable when it they are 100% carrying the cost of all the infrastructure to make the service work.

 

Nor did they get any money from the government to lay fibre. 





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  #3057039 31-Mar-2023 10:49
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@silvrav

 

I hear ya

 

Currently with RBI (Farmside/Vodafone)

 

Service is patchy and inconsistent, even with an external MIMO.  They are oversubscribed and bouncing the RBI connections as they would with a cellular handset, choosing not to lock them.  Result, service is bad (and i mean less than dial up if you luck out and get bumped to a worse tower)

 

Its a deal at 120 a month (cough), so upping to 160 for a stable and consistent service ticks the boxes

 

What i am getting at is sometimes the price is worth it to ease constant issues, for me anyway.  Bottom dollar doesn't always stack up

 

 





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  #3057041 31-Mar-2023 10:52
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michaelmurfy:

 

@Silvrav If you saw what happened up north you'll note that Fibre / Mobile were both down meaning cities were cut off. Those with Starlink could still work fine. I'm personally grabbing this for my emergency supplies + for the very odd time I may want to activate it else mobile + fibre will always be the go.

 

 

 

 

Any idea how rapid their activation process can be?

As in, during an emergency after sending an "I'd like to enable my account" request (unsure how you'd do that if no internet) to them how long would it take until you have internet access?

 

Would it be hours, days, or the beginning of the next billing cycle?


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  #3057043 31-Mar-2023 10:53
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Unpredictable timeframe, based on my experiences lately. 


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