Despite Starlink’s outstanding performance today and in the future, there are some disadvantages and problems. Service availability is limited, the equipment is expensive up front, the speeds are inconsistent, and the service is not prioritized.
Availability is limited
According to Elon Musk, Starlink RV is currently not widely available, and it is only available in about 36 countries around the world. The best areas to use it are low to medium-density areas, not those with a high population density. The network will likely undergo major upgrades in the next 1-2 years, increasing user availability.
Equipment costs are high
It is prohibitively expensive to invest in Starlink equipment for RVs, and that is one of its major disadvantages. When there is no guarantee that the system will work, it may not make sense to purchase this type of system because it can be too expensive. Furthermore, the immediate payment of $599.99 makes testing out the network difficult.
Service availability and speed are inconsistent
Several reasons prevent Starlink for RVs from being a viable option. There are several reasons for this, among them that it needs to be more consistent, and that it fluctuates in terms of speed and service availability. Currently, the company is in the process of developing the next level of the design. While on the road, everything remains the same, which makes it the best overall option.
RV users are deprioritized by Starlink, compared to business or residential users. In other words, RV users will be kicked off a congested network before residents or businesses. RV users, on the other hand, don’t typically have to worry about congested networks since they travel in remote locations. This is mostly used in remote areas, so it’s not a big deal.