If you live in the US and want to acquire the latest third-generation Starlink antenna, SpaceX will now allow you to do so without needing a special invite. The company has updated the Starlink website to allow buyers to order the new hardware, but with a condition.
The new Starlink antenna costs US$599, the same as the second-generation version. However, to get the latest and greatest, customers will have to opt for the Roam tier, which allows the antenna to work in multiple locations. This means the new owners will pay more as Roam Starlink plans cost from US$150 per month, more expensive than the Residential package which can be as low as $90 per month depending on where you live. (via PCMag)
The new antenna is also available to business users. However, it means paying an even higher subscription fee of $250 monthly. Both tiers are only available to US buyers, as there is still no option to purchase the latest antenna on the Canadian version of the Starlink website. However, according to the product page, the new kit will gradually be available for other tiers and regions, even though SpaceX did provide a timeframe.
While SpaceX claims the 3rd-gen antenna is designed to offer a high-performance solution to consumers, it has not clarified whether it yields faster internet speeds. However, it comes with the Gen 3 router with support for Wi-Fi 6 and two Ethernet ports.
Customers in Canada have until the end of the month to purchase Starlink hardware for a reduced price of C$499 for a new antenna, or C$250 for a refurbished kit.