Starlink

 Just purchased a starlink dish and router with a rural special they have on at the moment for $200

The plans aren't  exactly cheap but you can pause them month to month. Mine's mainly for use when we head north and I do need coverage to access emails for my business, pay wages etc, footy and maybe a little porn 

Considering the rip off price for unstable wifi at Gnaraloo station this is a bargain. 

It has coverage accross the entire continent, mate of mine who has it was watching the 2nd test in the pilbara outback no trouble at all. 

Did a speed test today came in at 134 Mbps 

Anyone else have it? 

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Rural

Wed, 2023-07-19 17:31

How did you access the Rural special? Seabird address?

Bloke i stayed with at Shark Bay recently, had it. Bloody brilliant.

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 I just put down Gnaraloo

Wed, 2023-07-19 17:47

 I just put down Gnaraloo originally BJ and changed it later to home here. If you go for the roaming package you can literally use it anywhere in the country. 

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 I'm about to order it for

Wed, 2023-07-19 18:15

 I'm about to order it for the van. I know a few others that run it and apparently it's the way to go. 
Was just up at Ningaloo over school holidays and reckon every second van had it set up on the beach. 

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 The thing I like is they've

Wed, 2023-07-19 20:09

 The thing I like is they've just simplified the whole thing and it's literally plug and play.

It's a spinout watch the dish align itself. 

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Feedback

Wed, 2023-07-19 20:29

 Keen to hear feedback as thinking about trying it in Ktown. All feedback I've heard so far is positive.

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 Yep keen to hear the feed

Thu, 2023-07-20 05:58

 Yep keen to hear the feed back. Wondering if you can have two disks for the one account? 

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 seems u can if u read info

Wed, 2023-07-26 19:52

 seems u can if u read info

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Mate has one

Thu, 2023-07-20 08:10

We took it up to Dirk Hartog ( Urchin Pt) in May . He got it for trip for exactly same purposes ( Business ) .Also previous trip we had a mech issue on one of the cars and it was an absolute pain if not impossible trying to find ph reception on top end of the island to call Denham and get parts sent over .... 

We we used it for phone calls and also streaming ( watched footy on Kayo , youtubed music). Worked awesome , we put it out when we wanted to use it and put it away when not needed. Dish is small ( dont quote me but it was around 500 x 500 maybe if that so its pretty compact  ) and sits on small stand. Hook it up and it rotates to find satelites / follows them around. 

There is a website somewhere you can look up and see where the satelites are as they track above us . As Sea-Kem said its pretty much plug and play. We had it powered by generator so not sure around how you can do alternative power methods. All in all pretty cool . 

If he didnt have one , I would certainly be getting one myself ! 

 

 

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 If you download the app it

Thu, 2023-07-20 09:57

 If you download the app it give you all the diagnostics, speed tests and will even tell you if the dish is obstructed. Elon's boys have done their homework on this one. 

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Starlink

Thu, 2023-07-20 10:10

I've got it and it's amazing!

Just did 6 weeks in NT / Arhnem land and can't fault it - so fast!

Been telling anyone who'll listen how good it is... 

Cheers Greg

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Pausing

Thu, 2023-07-20 10:17

 How does the pausing month to month work Andy? Surely you can't just use it for one month out of twelve (when you're on the annual trip).

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 Yep that's absolutely how it

Thu, 2023-07-20 11:53

 Yep that's absolutely how it works. You buy the hardware and then the plan you want. 

Easier to paste 

How does pause service work?

Option to pause service is available only to Mobile (Regional/Global) and Mobile Priority service plans.

Website:

  1. Log into your account on starlink.com

  2. Under "Your Starlinks", click "Manage"

  3. Click "Pause Service"

Starlink App:

  1. Make sure you are logged into your account on the Starlink App

  2. Select the 'Person" icon

  3. Select "Manage Subscription"

  4. "Pause Service"

If you pause your service before the end of your current billing period, you will still receive service for the remainder of your billing period. When you un-pause your service, the monthly subscription fee will be charged immediately, on a pro-rated basis dependent on the plan monthly cost and time remaining on your pre-determined account billing cycle.

Related questions:

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Good

Thu, 2023-07-20 13:11

 That is good.

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Nothing worse than the wifi

Thu, 2023-07-20 13:21

Nothing worse than the wifi dropping out mid spank..

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Tap

Thu, 2023-07-20 18:47

The Old Tap Dog sounds like he's got it sorted.

Sitting around watching porn with the blokes, not my idea of a fishing trip Brock O. Probably beats watching the Eagles though. 

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Depends what you fancy. If

Thu, 2023-07-20 19:23

Depends what you fancy. If you like watching 22 blokes get rammed then it's basically like watching West Coast

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 Ha ha but the Eagles part is

Thu, 2023-07-20 19:25

 Ha ha but the Eagles part is true  

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 I'd like to think it wont be

Fri, 2023-07-21 10:45

 I'd like to think it wont be 108 points this time we meet the Blues Andy!

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Come on

Fri, 2023-07-21 15:30

 You blokes can beat them hey

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 Yep we have it andy just run

Fri, 2023-07-21 19:43

 Yep we have it andy 

just run it in coral bay for 3 weeks 

had 4 campsites going full rip with tvs phones computers the works 

 

for those who know the service in coral bay we were all streaming whatever whenever 

then set it up last night at billabong 

 

5min setup 

 

easy as 

 

best thing we have bought 

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 Hammo was the one who put me

Sun, 2023-07-23 09:15

 Hammo was the one who put me onto it, he went bush with his mates last swing off and were using it in the middle of nowhere. Very impressive.

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 He always thought of himself

Mon, 2023-07-24 19:58

 He always thought of himself as a tech wizard 

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Inlaws have got it. Use it

Sat, 2023-07-22 14:34

Inlaws have got it. Use it for work and it works great. They just spent some time north of Broome and had no problems. We got one but yet to use it

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 Curious to know could you

Mon, 2023-07-24 06:38

 Curious to know could you set this up on your boat at rotto ? 

reception over there is terrible. 

 

 

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 I'm fine in Thompson's but

Mon, 2023-07-24 10:52

 I'm fine in Thompson's but pretty much zero everywhere else. Thanks Optus.

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 Yes you could 

Mon, 2023-07-24 19:58

 Yes you could 

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Thanx for the info on the

Wed, 2023-07-26 09:54

Thanx for the info on the regional plan Seakem

if anyone else is thinking about it - the special  stops on the 12 of august 

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Ordered

Fri, 2023-07-28 22:40

Have ordered, looking forward to it. Regional service currently sucks.

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 You won't be disappointed

Sat, 2023-07-29 09:38

 You won't be disappointed Adam. Just remember how you unpack it from the box lol

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