Starlink nightmare: Transferring service location a couple of ft delays orders till 2023

A Starlink satellite dish mounted on a roof.

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Some individuals who preordered Starlink broadband say they made tiny modifications to their service places on the Starlink web site and instantly had their supply dates delayed by a 12 months or extra.

This is not a case of fixing an deal with from one metropolis to a different; individuals say that utilizing a newly distinguished map software to extra precisely pinpoint their home basically sends an individual who preordered to the again of the road. One Reddit consumer wrote, “I moved it from the tip of my driveway to my home this morning and simply seemed again and [the availability date] had modified to 2022-2023.” This particular person made the change as a result of “it stated to test your service deal with, and it did not inform me it will have an effect on my pre-order! My driveway is about 1/4+ mile lengthy, so it made sense to place the cursor at my home.”

“I fell sufferer to the shiny new map on the Starlink web site,” wrote one particular person whose supply date modified from late 2021 to late 2022 or early 2023. One other particular person wrote that shifting the map pin “a couple of ft” made the supply date go from mid-to-late 2021 to late 2022:

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