According to an email released by SpaceX earlier today, the company will be increasing the cost of the Starlink kit and the monthly service as of June 4, 2022
The email notes that the company has had to increase pricing due to excessive inflation levels.
The Starlink Kit will now cost $549 USD ($699 CAD) for deposit holders and $599 USD ($759 CAD) for all new orders, up $50 from the previous price of $499 USD ($649 CAD).
At the same time, the monthly internet cost will now increase from $99 USD ($129 CAD) to $110 USD ($140 CAD).
The email goes on to note that the sole purpose of this increase is to keep pace with rising inflation.
As well, the Starlink team noted that customers could cancel anytime. If cancelled within the first year of service, you can return your Starlink kit for $200 USD ($260 CAD), or if you are within the first 30 days, you can return it for a full refund.
Users already using the service should receive an email about the price changes, which appears to affect the majority of countries where the service is offered, although some are only noting a change to
These price changes do not come as a huge surprise, especially as Musk took to Twitter, noting that inflation affected both SpaceX and Tesla.
It will be interesting to see if SpaceX orders continue to go strong or if users find the new price increase a little too much to stomach.
Here is a copy of the full email sent to Canadian customers: (via Reddit)
Due to excessive levels of inflation, the price of the Starlink kit is increasing from CAD649 to CAD699 for deposit holders, and CAD759 for all new orders, effective today. In addition, the Starlink monthly service price will increase from $129 to $140. The new price will apply to your subscription on 2022-06-04.
The sole purpose of these adjustments is to keep pace with rising inflation. If you do not wish to continue your service, you can cancel at any time and return your Starlink hardware within your first year of service for a partial refund of CAD260. If you have received your Starlink in the past 30 days, you can return it for a full refund.
Since launching our public beta service in October 2020, the Starlink team has tripled the number of satellites in orbit, quadrupled the number of ground stations and made continuous improvements to our network. Going forward, users can expect Starlink to maintain its cadence of continuous network improvements as well as new feature additions.
Thank you for being a Starlink customer and your continued support!
The Starlink Team