Starlink has been the talk of the satellite internet world since launching in 2019. Since then, the provider’s lineup of plans has seen a lot of changes, and the newest option is here: Starlink Mobility (Also called Starlink Mobile Priority). This plan bears a lot of resemblance to some existing Starlink offerings, however, which can be confusing.
In this article, we’ll explore Starlink Mobility and see where it fits into the overall Starlink lineup, as well as how it compares to other mobile internet options. Let’s dig in!
Starlink Mobility is a new offering from Starlink—sort of. In reality, it’s more of a rebranding of the satellite provider’s in-motion, high-priority data service. Starlink Mobility plans use the Flat High Performance hardware, which is designed to be mounted to a vehicle and used in motion. This purpose makes the plan ideal for emergency response, trucking, and transportation, and Starlink primarily advertises to these sectors.
We’ll be honest—we find this plan a bit confusing, at least at the moment. It would seem to be the only Starlink plan that’s designed for in-motion use and ostensibly would replace the Starlink Roam and Starlink Maritime in-motion options. However, these are still advertised on their respective pages.
That said, it does offer a lot for users that can make use of it. The speeds available are excellent for satellite, at up to 220Mbps download and 25Mbps upload—these speeds are very comparable to cable, which is impressive not only for satellite, but for in-motion satellite to boot.
Starlink Mobility is also considered a Priority service for Starlink, which means users with this plan will get priority during times of increased network demand. This setup makes it ideal for the type of use cases it’s advertised for, since you won’t have to worry about slowdowns due to network congestion.