Starlink Mexico: step-by-step guide to hire Elon Musk’s satellite internet

From mid-2021, Elon Musk’s satellite internet service, starlink, is available for hire in a restricted way in Mexico and in 2022 the possibility was opened to buy it all over the country.

In this post, we will explain all you need to know to be able to contract it, in addition to understanding how it works, its characteristics, coverage, speed and, above all, the price section.

What is StarLink?

The first thing you should know is that Starlink is a service that uses a constellation of satellites to offer broadband internet that allows streaming, playing games, making video calls and consuming content online.

Like other services, its devices are located in Earth orbit, but unlike its competition, its satellites They are located at an altitude of 550 km. covering the entire world, which allows for lower latency than the rest, which are located at about 35,000 km.

This translates into less time to send the data back and forth between the user and the satellite, improving the overall response of the system.

What is the speed of Starlink in Mexico?

star link offers in Mexico speeds of between 100 and 200 Mbps speed without consumption limit and according to the company, its latency is only about 20 ms, against the 600 ms on average of the competition.

However, a study of speed test points out that in the country, the average download is 105.91 Mbpsan upload of 19.10 Mbps and has a latency amounts to 79 ms.

Starlink availability map

The service is available both for contracting as for its use in all areas of the country, according to Starlink, from July 2022when they announced that anyone in the country could order online.

Starlink Coverage

Starlink coverage map in Mexico

How to buy or hire Starlink in Mexico?

The first thing to do is go to Starlink official websitewhere you must select among the options available in the country, the residential wave VR (for recreational vehicles).

In the case of the first, it is the service that can be used permanently, while the VR version is the one that can be used portable across the continent and not be tied to one location, although it cannot be used on the move.

Starlink Rv

In either of the two modes, we must first go to the drawer that appears on the main page, where we must enter our address. Here it is not necessary to write the exact data, but simply enter the city and select the correct one from the options. Once found, we must press the “Make order” button.

In the next window, we will have a time limitor (15 minutes) to be able to carry out the ordering process.

Then we must fill in contact information (name, surname, telephone number and email), as well as the delivery address of the order (street, city, state and zip code).

Starlink Order Page

This is the Starlink page to order

Once these data have been entered, we must click on the “Update address” button, with which cost breakdown will appear divided by service, equipment and the shipping and handling process.

With the information filled, a new series of text blocks will appear, in which we will have to include payment details (name, postal code, card number and other additional data) in addition to being able to optionally add the CURP or the RFC to complete the purchase.

How much does it cost and what is the monthly fee for Starlink in Mexico?

At the time of writing this post, Starlink keep prices up to date which meant a reduction of almost 50%, where we will find that both the Residential version and the RV have a cost for the equipment (the antenna and the rest of the components) of 8,300 pesoswhile shipping and handling is completely free.

Starlink Price Breakdown

Prices for the RV version

Where these two plans differ is in the monthly payment of the equipment, because if the Residential plan is contracted, per month an amount of 1,100 must be paidwhile if you decide to purchase the RV, the cost goes up to 1,350 pesos per month.

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Starlink Mexico: step-by-step guide to hire Elon Musk’s satellite internet