- SpaceX has translated the Starlink website into French as more people around the world sign up for the service.
- Starlink is not yet in France, but more than 300 million people speak French around the world.
- The website also allows customers to pay in euros rather than dollars.
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SpaceX’s Starlink website now also has a French version, as more people around the world place orders for its satellite internet service.
The website also offers customers the option to pay in euros rather than dollars.
Starlink is not yet available in France, but given that more than 300 million people around the world speak French and it is the second most widely spoken native language, it is not surprising that SpaceX made it an option on their website to attract more customers.
If someone in France wants to sign up for Starlink, they put their address in the box and the next page will tell them when they can expect the service to be available in their region. Currently, he says Starlink will arrive in France between mid to late 2021, but subscribers can pay a down payment of € 99 to secure the service – around $ 120.
Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, and parts of the United States where Starlink is not yet in operation also offer the ability to pre-order Internet service in exchange for a deposit.
Musk tweeted in february Starlink’s cost is “supposed to be the same in all countries.” Only the difference should be the taxes and shipping charges. “
Read more: I tried Starlink, Elon Musk’s satellite internet project, for 3 weeks after moving to rural Vermont. It changes the game.
SpaceX said on Tuesday it had secured more than 500,000 orders and deposits from customers around the world, indicating the rate at which space internet demand was increasing.
Since the launch of Starlink’s Better Than Nothing Beta test in October, the service has assembled more than 10,000 beta testers around the world and put more than 1,350 satellites into orbit. The company’s goal is to have up to 42,000 satellites in orbit by mid-2027.
Starlink’s most recent launch came on Tuesday when SpaceX sent 60 satellites into orbit via its reusable Falcon 9 rocket.