Despite Starlink’s excellent performance today and in the future, there are some drawbacks and problems. Service availability is limited, equipment is expensive up front, speeds are inconsistent, and service is not prioritized.
Availability is limited
According to Elon Musk, Starlink VR is currently not widely available and 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 is likely to undergo major upgrades in the next 1-2 years, which will increase user availability.
Equipment costs are high
Starlink RV gear is prohibitively expensive to invest in, and that’s one of its main downsides. When there is no guarantee that the system will work, it may not make sense to buy this type of system because it can be too expensive. Also, the immediate payment of $599.99 makes it difficult to test the network.
Service availability and speed are inconsistent
A number of reasons keep Starlink for RVs from being a viable option. There are several reasons for this, including that it needs to be more consistent and that it fluctuates in terms of speed and availability of the service. The company is currently in the process of developing the next level of the design. While you’re on the road, everything stays the same, making it the best option overall.
Starlink does not prioritize recreational vehicle users, compared to commercial or residential users. In other words, VR users will be kicked out of a congested network before residents or businesses. RV users, on the other hand, typically don’t have to worry about congested networks as they travel to remote locations. This is mostly used in remote areas, so it’s not a big deal.