Starlink has chosen a Chilean retail store as its “official store” in the first stage of sales. Previously, the product could only be purchased through the international website and shipping could be expensive.
The internet could reach your home from a satellite in space. This is what he suggests star link the project of EspaceX that the tycoon founded Elon Musk which aims to reduce costs and get high-speed web connections from any corner of the world.
According to Musk, the idea is not to compete, but to “complement” the current connections we have, such as fiber optics or 5G.
AND even if star link It already started to be sold a few years ago in Chile, it could only be purchased through its page and paying the corresponding shipping costs of the device, which could cost more than $20,000, depending on the area where the order is placed.
However, The standard satellite Internet kit has just arrived in Chilean stores so its acquisition will become easier for Chileans who want to try this innovative way to connect to the Internet.
Where to buy Starlink in Chile and how much it costs
The SpaceX project named Paris as an official store to initially market its products. Thus, the Standard Satellite Internet Kit is now available for purchase online on its website.
“We are very excited to offer an innovative and high-quality service like Starlink to our customers, currently online and soon in person in our stores. This complements our wide variety of products and services that we offer in our market,” mentioned the director of New Enterprises in Paris, Juan Luis Taverne.
The price of Starlink, as of today, is $429,990. In addition, the company offers home delivery (at a separate cost), but also free in-store collection.
How to install my Starlink at home
The Starlink Kit includes: the Starlink (the part that connects to the satellite), a base, the cable, the adapter and the router. As stated on their website, The installation process is simple and “designed for users to do it themselves.”
- Look for a clear view of the sky. In this step, you can download the Starlink app (on iOS or Android) to find the most optimal location.
- Connect the Starlink device to electrical power.
- Wait for Starlink to connect to the satellites. The Standard Kit, which is the one sold in Paris, does not connect automatically, so you must use the Alignment Tool in the app for help.)
- Connect to the Internet from Starlink. After this initial installation, the Starlink app can download the latest software version for optimal performance. This could happen overnight, or you can check the app to see if there are any messages regarding the update status.
Click on here if you need a more precise guide for installation.