Starlink Launches Major Discounts in the U.S.

Andreas Rivera
Jun 13, 2024
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Sell! Sell! Sell! That’s the order of the day at Starlink, which has reduced the price of its Standard kit from $599 to $499 in the U.S., but it doesn’t stop there. Starlink announced the rollout of a Regional Savings program, offering an additional $200 discount to buyers in select states.  

As per Starlink’s style, the Standard price was quietly dropped on June 11 without any official announcement or marketing push. The same day, Starlink made the Regional Savings program known through a support post on the website. It’s unknown if the standard price drop will be permanent or how long the Regional Savings program will last. Starlink may seem to implement price changes and discounts on a whim, but usually to sell its hardware and service in targeted regions.

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Before you jump in, there are a few things to note about the Regional Savings program. First, it's only available to residents of specific states, which are listed below. Second, the program applies only to the Standard residential service, with the option to switch to Priority or Mobile after six months.

Here is a list of states in the Regional Savings program at the time of publishing:

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut 
  • Deleware 
  • Florida
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Dakota
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Dakota
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Wyoming

If you wish to take advantage of the $200 discount but don’t live in one of the selected states, you’re out of luck. If a Starlink kit is purchased with a service address in a qualifying state but then changed to an address outside the Regional Savings areas, the account will be charged the $200.

Why the sudden discounts that could cut Starlink’s startup cost in half? Starlink enthusiast and blogger Noah Clarke believes these targeted discounts are for areas with less demand. 

“We’ve seen similar promotions around the world throughout Starlink’s history,” Clarke writes. “Typically, in places with lower demand for services, Starlink will try to compete with existing ISPs by reducing the price of the service and/or hardware.”

The Regional Savings program can also be applied to customers who buy from a retailer such as Best Buy or Home Depot. After activation, the buyer will receive a $200 credit (almost two months of service on the house). 

Andreas Rivera
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Andreas Rivera is a lifelong writer with a decade-spanning career in journalism and marketing. He comes to with several years of experience writing about business and technology. His passion for researching the latest advancements in tech, especially the now essential need for reliable internet access, fuels his goal of educating others about how these innovations affect and improve our everyday lives. When not researching and writing about, you’ll likely find him buried in a good book or enjoying the great outdoors with a fishing rod.