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vicanuck
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February 10, 2021 8:15 am  

@stxdreaming1

I tried to get it to take an address here on STX but it wouldn't take it. Then I tried Paradise Freight's address in Miami and it wouldn't take that either.

They must not have satellites in orbit near our latitude yet.

Oh well...the wait continues. 


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Stxdreaming1
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February 10, 2021 10:22 am  

@vicanuck

So after reading your reply I went and typed in my address again, it worked..I then tried two other addresses and it didn't. I then tried mine again, but this time it didn't work.

I think they are only allowing a certain number of uses per day to sign up?

Keep trying your address throughout the week. It should work at some point. 

 

 

 


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vicanuck
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February 10, 2021 10:24 am  

@stxdreaming1

Thank you 'dreaming1...I'm determined to get this service.


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February 10, 2021 10:30 am  

@vicanuck

This is a game changer for not only the VI, but internet service everywhere.


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vicanuck
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February 10, 2021 10:54 am  

@stxdreaming1

Imagine...having internet immediately after a hurricane!

Priceless!


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Stxdreaming1
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February 12, 2021 7:07 pm  

@vicanuck

I typed in our address again, it worked. It took me through to the order page. I am using a Chromebook so I cant cut and paste the image here....this is what it says though...

 

Order Starlink

 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX, Frederiksted, St Croix 00840, USVI
 
Starlink is targeting coverage in your area in 2022. Availability is limited. Orders will be fulfilled on a first-come, first-served basis.
 

Due Today

$99.00

 
Fully refundable. Placing a deposit does not guarantee service.

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rewired
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February 13, 2021 7:51 am  

@stxdreaming1

Thanks for the info!

I had to use the 'Plus Code', but was able to get on the list the morning.

 


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vicanuck
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February 16, 2021 9:04 am  

@stxdreaming1

Thanks a bunch for this...I was able to sign up using the Plus Code.

I put in my deposit so we'll see what happens next.


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Stxdreaming1
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February 16, 2021 9:21 am  

@vicanuck

What's a plus code?


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vicanuck
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February 16, 2021 9:32 am  

@stxdreaming1

When you go to the sign up link, it will tell you show to get the Plus Code via Google Maps.

I was confused at first but figured it out quickly.


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Stxdreaming1
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February 16, 2021 9:35 am  

@vicanuck

Ohhh. I typed in the address and it came up...either way glad you were able to do it.


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February 16, 2021 9:42 am  

@stxdreaming1

I'm delighted!


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daveb722
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February 17, 2021 10:05 am  

I just put a deposit down, hopefully sooner than 2022, I know they just put up 60 satellites the other day and read that they need at least 3k more to be effective. They have 1400 right now.

 


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February 18, 2021 8:22 am  

@daveb722

SpaceX just completed another funding round the other day and raised an additional $850 million.

There is some talk of eventually spinning off SpaceX and/or Starlink from Tesla into a separate publicly traded company.

Its all good news for high speed internet here in the VI!


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jaldeborgh
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April 20, 2021 9:35 am  
Posted by: @vicanuck

@daveb722

SpaceX just completed another funding round the other day and raised an additional $850 million.

There is some talk of eventually spinning off SpaceX and/or Starlink from Tesla into a separate publicly traded company.

Its all good news for high speed internet here in the VI!

Not to nitpick but SpaceX is a private company and not related to Tesla (a public company) in any way legally.  Based on the pricing of the recent private capital raise ($850M) the company is valued at $74B, a staggering achievement by the entire SpaceX team.


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vicanuck
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April 20, 2021 9:38 am  

@jaldeborgh ...understood.


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rewired
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May 16, 2021 10:23 am  

An interesting review of StarLink's beta - lots of open sky needed and it may be a while before it provides stable enough service for work related needs.

(I'm still signed up and on the wait list and planning to pick it up when offered)

https://www.theverge.com/22435030/starlink-satellite-internet-spacex-review


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November 23, 2021 8:47 pm  

We just received an email from Starlink that indicates they expect to have service available in the VI in 2023.

 

Supply chain issues have delayed production of the updated receivers.

 

Those who have signed up should receive something similar soon.

 

If you haven't already set up an account password, you may have to go back through your emails to find the one that invites you to set up an account and click the link to get a new password link sent to you.


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November 24, 2021 12:07 pm  
Posted by: @rewired

We just received an email from Starlink that indicates they expect to have service available in the VI in 2023.

 

Supply chain issues have delayed production of the updated receivers.

 

Those who have signed up should receive something similar soon.

 

If you haven't already set up an account password, you may have to go back through your emails to find the one that invites you to set up an account and click the link to get a new password link sent to you.

That's great news!  I don't know if it's true or not but i also saw a YouTube video this week where they were saying something about a company coming in from Puerto Rico to lay fiber.  Dunno how valid it is, but at least we know StarLink is for real!


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April 15, 2022 7:56 pm  

I just received my email from StarLink and confirmed my order with them. Equipment should ship within 2 weeks.

Once installed, I'll post and compare it to my current BBVI service.


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April 16, 2022 12:09 am  

@stxdreaming1 Me too, in Peterborg area. Got it today and paid the amount. I am assuming being on the island probably (not many people) so atleast initially I am expecting 1GBPS let us see whats on the offer. If it is capped at 50MBPS then it is a real waste of money.


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daveb722
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April 16, 2022 8:11 am  

received my email as well,with all the bbvi issues as of late, it couldn't happen at a better time. BBVI is just as bad Customer service wise as there were before liberty took over.  I don't know where your getting those speed numbers and cap info, I'm on a FB group page and the speeds are typically in the mid 100's to mid 200's and there is no cap.


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April 16, 2022 8:40 am  

We've had Starlink here in Florida since the fall and will have it on STX, as soon as or house purchase closes, I confirmed the order today. That being said, when we moved here in 2019 we had CentryLink 10X slower than BBVI @ 3megs dn and 1meg up so we were really happy to get Starling and it was a real selling point for the buyers of our house here in Florida.

See you SOON!!!!!!

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vicanuck
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April 18, 2022 8:29 am  

Woohoo...Starlink is on the way! I confirmed my order on Saturday.


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