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dedmiston

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Posted: 12/13/21 10:04am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I realize that "asking for a friend" usually means "I'm too embarrassed to admit I'm asking for myself", but in this case I'm truly asking for a friend (relative).

We have a relative who lives off the grid and is semi homeless. Not that there isn't a home, but it's not recognized by any entities and doesn't have an address or utilities. It's kind of like full-timing, except there isn't an RV and they never move around.

I had the idea to pass the hat among my family and kick in for a year's worth of StarLink service as a Christmas gift.

My question for y'all is can anyone recommend a way to subscribe to the service if you don't have an address. I realize this is sort of cheating, but hopefully there's a solution.

Have any mobile full-timers solved this problem?

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According to the Starlink home page, you can use a Plus Code for an address.
Plus Code


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Wow, very interesting info re: Plus codes. Who knew there was still stuff to learn [emoticon] ! And really easy to locate one via Google Maps.

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Posted: 12/13/21 05:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

dedmiston wrote:


Have any mobile full-timers solved this problem?

No. Starlink is currently not set up for mobile use. While some have tried (or trying), you risk losing service altogether by changing your service address.


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My understanding is that they are working on a mobile antenna.


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magicbus wrote:

Wow, very interesting info re: Plus codes. Who knew there was still stuff to learn [emoticon] ! And really easy to locate one via Google Maps.
OK if you have internet service which the OPs relative doesn't. So convert the GPS location to plus code.

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OP If Starlink doesn't work maybe a satellite provider if access is OK.

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Best to ask Tesla. Smart people over there will work something out.

AFAIK just a fixed location is needed.


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Posted: 12/13/21 09:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Tried Starlink with arbitrary plus code MMFJ+QQ Glenwood Springs, CO , and it brought up the registration sign-up page.


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Posted: 12/13/21 10:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi,

I don't understand why a "plus code" is any better than the gps numbers.


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