Starlink Launches In Argentina

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Written By Viktor

Product manager by day, Starlink enthusiast by night.

Now that all the Starship excitement has subsided, it’s time to return to business as usual. Market expansion, that is.

Starlink’s Twitter/X account has just unveiled that the service was launched in Argentina, the 72nd overall market.

Argentina is also the 7th South American country where Starlink is available. Just 4 months ago, Starlink was unveiled in the neighboring country of Paraguay.

Starlink was very active through 2023, launching in 25 countries, including Eswatini, the Maldives, Benin, Georgia, and many more.

2024 has been a little quieter thus far as Starlink has only been introduced in one market, namely Mongolia.

That said, this is somewhat of a natural progression since there are simply less countries where Starlink isn’t available.

Moreover, some markets, such as India or many countries across Africa, remain somewhat hostile towards Starlink (or at least hesitant to issue the required licenses).

Coming back to Argentina: the Residential plan, Starlink’s most popular option, is priced at ARS 62,500 per month.

Applying the commonly used blue dollar rate would mean that Residential would cost around USD 62 per month.

One thing that’ll be interesting to observe is Starlink pricing strategy in the country given the high three-digit inflation Argentina has been suffering from in recent years.

The hardware will cost another ARS 499,999 (~ USD 500), plus ARS 31,000 for shipment and handling.

Interestingly, unlike in Paraguay and other Latin American countries, Starlink won’t offer a discount on the hardware for the first few weeks of availability.

Feel free to check out all the different prices that Starlink charges by visiting our global price list.

Starlink should be particularly useful in many of the small rural villages that attract tourists and are traditionally plagued by poor infrastructure.

On the other side, the price tag, especially for the hardware, will likely hinder adoption in a country where the average worker makes less than USD 1,000 per month.

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