I have had Starlink now for two weeks and had tested initially with just my iPhone and work laptop initially. Since I use Microsoft Teams several hours a day, that was where my initial concern was….. how often would I lose my connection and get disconnected from the Teams meetings.
After my initial real world work from home testing, I had lost my connection in Teams 7 times total over the course of the 10 days of usage. On the positive side, I would reconnect withing 4 seconds into the same meeting without having to reconnect myself manually; it was automatic.
I have changed my entire house over to the Starlink connection a few days ago and to be honest the cutover has gone well. As you can imagine I have several Internet devices like cameras, sensors, streaming devices, etc. and they all appear to operating as normal. In fact, when I connect to my cameras internally or externally, the video comes up quickly and is in high quality.
Am located in Canada and usually have snow at least 4 months a year so this was another concern I had; how will Starlilnk perform during snow storms as well as ice buildups? I was still getting over 50 Meg download with the snow and ice you see in the image below.
So I am currently paying $189 a month plus tax for 25M/1M. Starlink is $129 a month for up to 150M/50M. Since the last two weeks have been stable and I have noticed a performance increase, I will cancel my former Internet provider’s service next week.
Overall, you can see below that speeds are not consistant with the 150M/50M however they are much better than the fastest speed I was getting with my former provider. Upload speed also has increased dramatically!
Will post again in near future on experiences with the full cutover.