Although the satellite internet service from Starlink has been available since late 2020, the company didn’t introduce its RV service until May 2022. Before the RV-specific service was offered, many customers purchased the Starlink Residential kit to use in their RV. As a result, a lot of people are now thinking of switching from Residential to RV (Starlink).
Interestingly, Since the launch of RV service, it may make sense to switch your Starlink account type from Residential to RV if you only plan on using your equipment for leisure or travel. Many travelers prefer the RV service tier over Residential because of its many perks.
In this guide, we will show you how to make the switch from a residential Starlink plan to an RV one. We will also address some of the most frequently asked questions, including whether or not a person can reverse the process, how much more it will cost, and what the benefits and drawbacks of RV are.
How To Switch Starlink From Residential to RV
If you are using the Residential Starlink and wish to change to RV, here are the steps you need to follow:
- First of all, visit the official Starlink website.
- Sign in from the menu at the right.
- Enter your credentials and log in.
- After you are logged in, click on My Account, and you will be taken to the account dashboard.
- Now, under your plan, you will see Your Starlinks. Under that, you will see your current active plan. Click on Manage.
- You will now be able to manage the settings of your installed Starlink.
- Beside your service type, you will see a Pencil style icon, click on that.
- Now you can confirm to change to RV from Residential by just a tick mark.
- Once you tick mark, you will be prompted again to confirm. Click on Change to RV.
Now the main thing here is that the tick mark is the confirmation to charge $135 instead of that $110 you pay for your residential Starlink. For an RV, it is $135 per month with a low speed. If you can compromise with the speed, RV is a better option for you.
If you want to know about RV, Residential, and other internet plans offered by Starlink, you can check out our Starlink plans guide. It will clear every doubt of yours.
Additional Points You Need to Know
Starlink for RVs allows users to pause and resume service from their account page, making it ideal for part-time nomads who only need it when traveling. However, since it does not have an assigned service address, service may be deprioritized behind residential service.
Additionally, a $25 portability fee is always applied, resulting in a monthly cost of $135. On the other hand, Starlink Residential, which is ideal for full-time home-staying people or those who need priority service at a fixed residence, has an assigned service address and can move around like Starlink for RVs. However, the portability fee can be turned off, and service cannot be officially paused.
If you are fine with this, you are most welcome to change your default service to Starlink RV.
The Bottom Line
Well, that’s all we have here about how you can change your residential Starlink to Starlink RV. We hope this guide has helped you. As already mentioned, to clear your doubts, you can check our Starlink Plans guide (Link Above). If you have doubts after reading that guide, consider commenting below.
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