roof dish and fast sat internet for 100 Bucks a month, (500 Bucks for hardware) nice… but will there be phones that can operate with the StarLink satellites?

YES!

check this out:

“A new SpaceX filing outlines plans for Starlink to offer phone service, emergency backup for voice calls, and cheaper plans for people with low incomes through the government’s Lifeline program.” src: https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2021/02/spacex-plans-starlink-phone-service-emergency-backup-and-low-income-access/

is StarLink the first company to offer such a server?

NO!

is it a plane? is it a ufo?

now it is just a satellite with very reflective solar panels…

since 1998 there is a sattelite system called Iridium orbiting the earth with a constellation of only 76 sattelites that orbit the Earth in a StarLink kind fashion and for “only” 1000 Bucks, the user can order a phone to be used with the system, but behold: the Iridium Monthly Service Plans are ridiculous expensive… for only $5.49 per minute… the user can call someone from anywhere on this globe.

holy cow X-D

“Enjoy uninterrupted premium service and never run out of airtime”

Available In Cart: Rollover minutes: $10.00 month USA phone number: $15.00 month.

Payment Frequency: one-month

  • Includes:
    • 10 Minutes ($1.49 each addnl. minute)
    • 10 Text ($0.20 each addnl. text)

Minimum Term: 12 months

Termination Fee: $250.00

src: https://satellitephonestore.com/catalog/sp/details/iridium-monthly-emergency-plan-27

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