Starlink Rebrands RV Plan & Adds Global Roaming Option

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Written By Viktor

Product manager by day, Starlink enthusiast by night.

Starlink just unveiled a rebrand to one of its most popular internet plans. What has previously been referred to as RV is now known as Roam.

Twitter user VirtuallyNathan first spotted Starlink working on the plan on February 23rd, 2023. Back then, he speculated that Starlink would introduce a global roaming service, which is exactly what they introduced today.

The Roam option, at least for now, seems to be fairly similar feature- and speed-wise. However, Starlink made sure to highlight one key distinction in its FAQ section.

“Regional plans are geo-fenced to work on land within the same continent as the registered Shipping Address, while the Global plans work on land anywhere there is active service coverage. If you use Starlink in a foreign country for more than two months, you may be required to update your account to your new location. Starlink Roam provides Best Effort service – there is no priority access included in the plan.”

So, users on the regular Roam plan are still limited by their registered service address, meaning you have to change the service address if you’re out of the country for over two months while using Starlink.

Interestingly, Starlink previously imposed this limit on users who left the continent of their registered service address for two months.

For those that do want to leave their home country for more than two months, there’s now the Global option.

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For $200 a month, you can now take your Starlink with you wherever you want to. The Global plans work on land anywhere there is active service coverage.

So far, the Global option only seems to be available to users in the United States. A quick VPN test shows that all the other countries Starlink is available in still only offer one local option, which Starlink calls Regional.

This isn’t particularly surprising considering that the majority of Starlink’s user base is, in fact, located in the United States.

The overwhelming demand for Starlink in North America has consequently resulted in a slew of restrictive measures. In the end of February, Starlink adjusted its prices for both the Residential and RV (now Roam) plans while removing the Portability option altogether.

Offering a global option may alleviate some of those network congestion issues by allowing Roam subscribers, most of whom are likely traveling in their vehicle, to access the internet in neighboring countries like Mexico or Canada.

Furthermore, Starlink Roam is only available for usage on land. A separate version for individual boat owners (not Maritime, which is aimed at B2B customers) may be introduced later on.

Lastly, Starlink Roam is provided as a Best Effort service – there is no priority access included in the plan.

What do you guys think about the rebrand? And most importantly: would you pay $200 per month for the option to travel with Starlink across the globe?

8 thoughts on “Starlink Rebrands RV Plan & Adds Global Roaming Option”

  1. I wonder what issues one will encounter while trying to move your dish from one country to another? Security, Customs, Broadcast authorities etc. Would be interesting to see how this plays out – let alone seeing how the airlines feel about transporting dishes [baggage fees, handling etc.]- and how to protect them [the dish] as your travel? Lots of questions to be answered.

    • I’ve read some comments on Facebook and Reddit that folks have managed to take their dishy with them and through customs. Should certainly be easier once Starlink introduces the mini dish it has allegedly been working on.

  2. This basically excludes anyone living on the water…
    Yesterday I had RV and SL overnight switched me to Res without question and now without options…

    • It unfortunately does for now (I had a boat trip planned myself later this year and wanted to use Starlink). I’m assuming they’ll come out with a separate at-sea option, though, once regulatory hurdles are cleared.

  3. I would like to know if the global roaming to more consumers in countries where Starlink has yet to receive regulatory approval
    Coz I live in Libya

    • It could potentially work. For example, RV users on boats have said that Starlink works in the Bahamas where it isn’t licensed either. However, you run the risk of having your account blocked. Plus, you need to order your hardware to an address in a location where Starlink is licensed. I’d advise to wait it out for now.


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