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Re: My SpaceX Starlink Internet Experience In Lagos, Nigeria by foxxydude: 9:26am On Dec 19, 2022
You can pay online with chipper cash virtual card

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Re: My SpaceX Starlink Internet Experience In Lagos, Nigeria by fortunez1(m): 10:38am On Dec 19, 2022
myspace:


This is Nigeria, not Europe.

I have MTN 5G. My 100gb data was exhausted within 5 days. Starlink is currently unlimited.
Na envy the wori am....
Mumu get mind they compare SpaceX to MTN
Is that not iberiberism of the highest order.
Our data here in Nigeria that is using switch, the network can decide to off ur data anytime any day anyhow without u using upto 30-40% of ur real data.

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Re: My SpaceX Starlink Internet Experience In Lagos, Nigeria by Parachoko: 10:59am On Dec 19, 2022
fortunez1:

Na envy the wori am....
Mumu get mind they compare SpaceX to MTN
Is that not iberiberism of the highest order.
Our data here in Nigeria that is using switch, the network can decide to off ur data anytime any day anyhow without u using upto 30-40% of ur real data.
No mind that guy

MTN wey no dey offer unlimited data plans, but the OP is getting unlimited data plans on Starlink, if not for the stress and how expensive it is for now, I would have gone for it.

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Re: My SpaceX Starlink Internet Experience In Lagos, Nigeria by karmaleon: 11:06am On Dec 19, 2022
Get yourself a dollar debit card from your bank or a virtual dollar card (chipper is reliable)

Bonzojoko:
Please I have many questions. How did you exceed the $20 monthly limit when using Nigerian ATM cards? If you didn't use Nigerian ATM card to pay, how did you pay for the starlink kit and subscription in USD? Also can you test online gaming using starlink internet and see if it's smooth. I use Airtel to play online games. Sometimes it's smooth but most times, it lags.
What is the average latency like? I can see 60ms from the picture you posted. Is it always around 60ms?
Re: My SpaceX Starlink Internet Experience In Lagos, Nigeria by Kooldon(f): 1:13pm On Dec 19, 2022
The way una dey mention this unlimited bundles from starlink can make me enter house and burn all my modem. But did you just say $600 for kits?
Mbok shift, let me cry in peace

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Re: My SpaceX Starlink Internet Experience In Lagos, Nigeria by stanvesco(m): 1:51pm On Dec 19, 2022
myspace:
Unreliable internet has always been an issue for me in Lagos. The best Internet Service Providers use Fibre Optics but have very limited coverage areas. So when I heard Starlink would be rolling out their Low Orbit internet service in Africa, It Immediately piqued my Interest.

I made a preorder for the service in May of 2021 with a refundable deposit of $99. I did this due to the projected rollout of the service by the end of 2021. I did not get any update from Starlink until early december of 2022. I was told to pay up a balance of $501 so my exquipment would be shipped.

8 days after making full payment, my Starlink Equipment was delivered to me by DHL. It is a plug and play device that is easy to install by following very simple steps on the manual. I mounted the dish on my compound, at a postion with good sky visibility and the device connected to an available Satellite within a few minutes.

My Internet experience is now the best I have ever had it, here in Nigeria.

Total cost of Equipment $600
Monthly Subscription for Unlimited Internet $43


God Bless Elon Musk
God Bless SpaceX/Starlink
God Bless Nigeria



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orUl06DfAjw

Hey bro....
How do people access this ?


For example if I place one in my street. Will it be possible to share amongst 100flats in the same streets?? Wit different passwords?



Can you also attest to the 50-250mbps that the claim?
I am seriously seeking for the business part of this now.


Thank you

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Re: My SpaceX Starlink Internet Experience In Lagos, Nigeria by LordReed(m): 2:33pm On Dec 19, 2022
myspace:
Unreliable internet has always been an issue for me in Lagos. The best Internet Service Providers use Fibre Optics but have very limited coverage areas. So when I heard Starlink would be rolling out their Low Orbit internet service in Africa, It Immediately piqued my Interest.

I made a preorder for the service in May of 2021 with a refundable deposit of $99. I did this due to the projected rollout of the service by the end of 2021. I did not get any update from Starlink until early december of 2022. I was told to pay up a balance of $501 so my exquipment would be shipped.

8 days after making full payment, my Starlink Equipment was delivered to me by DHL. It is a plug and play device that is easy to install by following very simple steps on the manual. I mounted the dish on my compound, at a postion with good sky visibility and the device connected to an available Satellite within a few minutes.

My Internet experience is now the best I have ever had it, here in Nigeria.

Total cost of Equipment $600
Monthly Subscription for Unlimited Internet $43


God Bless Elon Musk
God Bless SpaceX/Starlink
God Bless Nigeria



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orUl06DfAjw

Nice! I was contemplating but the uncertainty meant tying up money I could use for something else. Now that I know they are delivering gonna arrange for it.

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Re: My SpaceX Starlink Internet Experience In Lagos, Nigeria by LordReed(m): 2:34pm On Dec 19, 2022
stanvesco:


Hey bro....
How do people access this ?


For example if I place one in my street. Will it be possible to share amongst 100flats in the same streets?? Wit different passwords?



Can you also attest to the 50-250mbps that the claim?
I am seriously seeking for the business part of this now.


Thank you

Yes you can share it but 100 people might be too much. You'd either deploy a mesh type wifi or have them use fixed outdoor access points or wire it directly to them.

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Re: My SpaceX Starlink Internet Experience In Lagos, Nigeria by stanvesco(m): 3:54pm On Dec 19, 2022
LordReed:


Yes you can share it but 100 people might be too much. You'd either deploy a mesh type wifi or have them use fixed outdoor access points or wire it directly to them.


Wiring would be out of it for now.


Imagine placing it In hostel and attempting to charge students a little fee per usage? You understand the direction I am going??

2000 for a fair usage would sell very fast in naija. I want to key in early enough bfor the market becomes saturated.

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Re: My SpaceX Starlink Internet Experience In Lagos, Nigeria by Dramadiddy(m): 3:59pm On Dec 19, 2022
actually impressive
Re: My SpaceX Starlink Internet Experience In Lagos, Nigeria by LordReed(m): 4:36pm On Dec 19, 2022
stanvesco:



Wiring would be out of it for now.


Imagine placing it In hostel and attempting to charge students a little fee per usage? You understand the direction I am going??

2000 for a fair usage would sell very fast in naija. I want to key in early enough bfor the market becomes saturated.

Yeah this scenario would be far better, you can easily manage it.

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Re: My SpaceX Starlink Internet Experience In Lagos, Nigeria by stanvesco(m): 4:59pm On Dec 19, 2022
LordReed:


Yes you can share it but 100 people might be too much. You'd either deploy a mesh type wifi or have them use fixed outdoor access points or wire it directly to them.


Thanks
Re: My SpaceX Starlink Internet Experience In Lagos, Nigeria by Bonzojoko: 6:30pm On Dec 19, 2022
stanvesco:



Wiring would be out of it for now.


Imagine placing it In hostel and attempting to charge students a little fee per usage? You understand the direction I am going??

2000 for a fair usage would sell very fast in naija. I want to key in early enough bfor the market becomes saturated.
a maximum of 128 devices can connect to starlink router at the same time. The further away you are from the starlink router, the lower the internet speed. Also the more devices connected to it, the lower the internet speed if those devices are actively using the starlink internet. Starlink internet kit(dish and router) also needs 24 hours electricity to function just like DStv. No electricity, no starlink internet

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Re: My SpaceX Starlink Internet Experience In Lagos, Nigeria by CSTRR: 7:07pm On Dec 19, 2022
rookidmart:
$43 (~₦19k; ₦32k) monthly for unlimited data is not bad. Way cheaper than the competition.

Assuming an average speed of ~150mbps (18MBPS) for which FiberOne and iPNX charge for ~₦62,000


However, the installation costs are steep: $600 (₦267,000 at bank rate; ₦450,000 at black market rate) vs ~₦50,000 for FOB or iPNX.

Reliability is a concern here though - would it work well in bad weather? Rains would start next year so I'll be waiting for your feedback by then.

Thanks for sharing.

PS how do you pay for subscriptions? Naira or dollar card?
If you subscribe 32k data on mtn every month, you can't finish it in a month.
So it's more or less unlimited.

Plus other benefits you will get on calls.

Elon musk is a scam.

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Re: My SpaceX Starlink Internet Experience In Lagos, Nigeria by ModCaller: 7:17pm On Dec 19, 2022
stanvesco:


Hey bro....
How do people access this ?


For example if I place one in my street. Will it be possible to share amongst 100flats in the same streets?? Wit different passwords?



Can you also attest to the 50-250mbps that the claim?
I am seriously seeking for the business part of this now.


Thank you

Of course it's possible. Just buy router for each of those flats and connect them to the starlink router.

The speed will be fractioned sha.

Just do it wirelessly. But wireless will lead to some loss of speed and latency
Re: My SpaceX Starlink Internet Experience In Lagos, Nigeria by Bonzojoko: 8:26pm On Dec 19, 2022
CSTRR:

If you subscribe 32k data on mtn every month, you can't finish it in a month.
So it's more or less unlimited.

Plus other benefits you will get on calls.

Elon musk is a scam.
it depends if you are a heavy data user. Some of us use up to 500gb of data monthly. Non heavy data users should have no business with starlink internet

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Re: My SpaceX Starlink Internet Experience In Lagos, Nigeria by rookidmart: 9:03pm On Dec 19, 2022
CSTRR:

If you subscribe 32k data on mtn every month, you can't finish it in a month.
So it's more or less unlimited.

Plus other benefits you will get on calls.

Elon musk is a scam.
Not really.
30k plan on MTN is for 200GB, and I've used more than that this past week alone updating games on my PS5.

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Re: My SpaceX Starlink Internet Experience In Lagos, Nigeria by Bonzojoko: 9:54pm On Dec 19, 2022
rookidmart:

Not really.
30k plan on MTN is for 200GB, and I've used more than that this past week alone updating games on my PS5.
exactly my point. I also play games on pc and there is always an update every month of up to 20gb per game. By the time you update games like call of duty warzone, apex legends, Fortnite, halo infinite, overwatch 2, you would have exhausted over 100gb in a week. Installing new games can also take up to 40-60gb per game depending on the game. Let's not talk about streaming netflix and watching YouTube videos. I use over 300gb per month which is how life should be if Nigeria is working. Nothing can beat starlink in Nigeria when it comes to unlimited reliable internet with decent speed and latency. I will gladly subscribe to starlink internet if there was an option to pay in Naira at bank dollar exchange rate. I don't want to pay in USD with a dollar virtual card at black market exchange rate. That would be too expensive for the $600 starlink hardware kit

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Re: My SpaceX Starlink Internet Experience In Lagos, Nigeria by dustmalik: 10:50pm On Dec 19, 2022
Initial payment is very expensive, given the dollar black market exchange rate. Otherwise, the monthly unlimited price is very cheap.

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Re: My SpaceX Starlink Internet Experience In Lagos, Nigeria by Segun2222: 6:53am On Dec 20, 2022
Kooldon:
The way una dey mention this unlimited bundles from starlink can make me enter house and burn all my modem. But did you just say $600 for kits?
Mbok shift, let me cry in peace
its very easy talk to people in your street tech friends etc, i and 4 other roommates are sharing 3mbps speed and we stream Netflix on 720p.... up to 2 or 3 streets can share one starlink which is the main joy.... infact most universities in Nigeria wont need more than 5

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Re: My SpaceX Starlink Internet Experience In Lagos, Nigeria by Moyissh: 7:18am On Dec 20, 2022
Please I want to know please, how long did it take you to receive the package?
Re: My SpaceX Starlink Internet Experience In Lagos, Nigeria by Bonzojoko: 8:15am On Dec 20, 2022
Segun2222:
its very easy talk to people in your street tech friends etc, i and 4 other roommates are sharing 3mbps speed and we stream Netflix on 720p.... up to 2 or 3 streets can share one starlink which is the main joy.... infact most universities in Nigeria wont need more than 5
the only way one starlink router can supply more than one street is by getting WiFi extenders or hard wire it to multiple 3rd party routers for which you will need to buy a separate starlink Ethernet adapter because the original starlink hardware doesn't come with Ethernet port. One starlink router is not strong enough to connect to devices far away from the starlink router. Starlink Ethernet adapter only has one Ethernet port so you will also need to buy Ethernet switch to initially connect to the starlink Ethernet adapter after which the other 3rd party routers will now connect to the Ethernet switch. Starlink hardware runs on constant electricity so once nepa takes light, the whole Street will lose internet connection. Also internet speed generally drops when many people are using it at the same time so don't expect the advertised internet speed of 50-250mbps(6MBps-31MBps) when many people are using it at the same time.

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Re: My SpaceX Starlink Internet Experience In Lagos, Nigeria by Segun2222: 11:34am On Dec 20, 2022
Bonzojoko:
the only way one starlink router can supply more than one street is by getting WiFi extenders or hard wire it to multiple 3rd party routers for which you will need to buy a separate starlink Ethernet adapter because the original starlink hardware doesn't come with Ethernet port. One starlink router is not strong enough to connect to devices far away from the starlink router. Starlink Ethernet adapter only has one Ethernet port so you will also need to buy Ethernet switch to initially connect to the starlink Ethernet adapter after which the other 3rd party routers will now connect to the Ethernet switch. Starlink hardware runs on constant electricity so once nepa takes light, the whole Street will lose internet connection. Also internet speed generally drops when many people are using it at the same time so don't expect the advertised internet speed of 50-250mbps(6MBps-31MBps) when many people are using it at the same time.
wifi extender is very very cheap, bros you keep mentioning speed after i told i and 4 other share 3mbps through wifi, starlink run on power supply same as all Fibre connections here we use inverter and sometimes all this ac/dc PowerBank for a whole street to you use starlink just budget 800-$1k and service is not fully operational yet hence the slow speed

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Re: My SpaceX Starlink Internet Experience In Lagos, Nigeria by stanvesco(m): 11:56am On Dec 20, 2022
[quote author=Bonzojoko post=119278374] a maximum of 128 devices can connect to starlink router at the same time. The further away you are from the starlink router, the lower the internet speed. Also the more devices connected to it, the lower the internet speed if those devices are actively using the starlink internet. Starlink internet kit(dish and router) also needs 24 hours electricity to function just like DStv. No electricity, no starlink internet


Power is not my problem at all.
I have a device that can easily power any DC equipment 24/7
Re: My SpaceX Starlink Internet Experience In Lagos, Nigeria by Bonzojoko: 1:41pm On Dec 20, 2022
Segun2222:
wifi extender is very very cheap, bros you keep mentioning speed after i told i and 4 other share 3mbps through wifi, starlink run on power supply same as all Fibre connections here we use inverter and sometimes all this ac/dc PowerBank for a whole street to you use starlink just budget 800-$1k and service is not fully operational yet hence the slow speed
I am not saying the speed is low. The speed is decent. I am saying the speed will drop when many devices like 50 phones connected to the starlink router are using the starlink internet at the same time

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Re: My SpaceX Starlink Internet Experience In Lagos, Nigeria by myspace(m): 2:05pm On Dec 20, 2022
Bonzojoko:
how will you get MTN unlimited data for $43 per month? To me, starlink remains the best internet option in Nigeria if Elon musk will allow us to pay in Naira at bank exchange rate. I currently use Airtel 4g router data plan which offers 200gb for 20,000 Naira monthly. If you exhaust your 200gb before the month ends, you will receive 10gb data daily till the month ends. Airtel internet speed is 48mbps(6MB/s) where I reside and is unstable because sometimes I have drop outs that lasts up to an hour. With starlink internet, you get true monthly unlimited stable internet with average speed of 100mbps(12.5MB/s) for $43(approximately 20k using bank exchange rate) per month. The only problem with starlink internet is the high cost of the starlink kit($600) and mainly the fact you can't pay in naira

They would probably charge in Naira after they fully settle in Nigeria. I remember Netflix started in Nigeria with USD but later changed to NGN.

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Re: My SpaceX Starlink Internet Experience In Lagos, Nigeria by myspace(m): 2:11pm On Dec 20, 2022
Bonzojoko:
the only way one starlink router can supply more than one street is by getting WiFi extenders or hard wire it to multiple 3rd party routers for which you will need to buy a separate starlink Ethernet adapter because the original starlink hardware doesn't come with Ethernet port. One starlink router is not strong enough to connect to devices far away from the starlink router. Starlink Ethernet adapter only has one Ethernet port so you will also need to buy Ethernet switch to initially connect to the starlink Ethernet adapter after which the other 3rd party routers will now connect to the Ethernet switch. Starlink hardware runs on constant electricity so once nepa takes light, the whole Street will lose internet connection. Also internet speed generally drops when many people are using it at the same time so don't expect the advertised internet speed of 50-250mbps(6MBps-31MBps) when many people are using it at the same time.

The new Starlink device I received has no LAN port. It is only Wifi.

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Re: My SpaceX Starlink Internet Experience In Lagos, Nigeria by Bonzojoko: 3:06pm On Dec 20, 2022
myspace:


The new Starlink device I received has no LAN port. It is only Wifi.
that's exactly what I said. You need to buy a separate starlink Ethernet/LAN port adapter

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Re: My SpaceX Starlink Internet Experience In Lagos, Nigeria by bbazing: 4:43pm On Dec 20, 2022
$600 for kits?
Re: My SpaceX Starlink Internet Experience In Lagos, Nigeria by Segun2222: 8:49pm On Dec 20, 2022
Bonzojoko:
I am not saying the speed is low. The speed is decent. I am saying the speed will drop when many devices like 50 phones connected to the starlink router are using the starlink internet at the same time
i get your point, my point is they probably wouldn't notice the speed reduction unless if those 50 people are gaming and downloading and streaming at the same time

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Re: My SpaceX Starlink Internet Experience In Lagos, Nigeria by Bonzojoko: 9:33pm On Dec 20, 2022
Segun2222:
i get your point, my point is they probably wouldn't notice the speed reduction unless if those 50 people are gaming and downloading and streaming at the same time
you are right but what do you think the average Nigerian student will do when he knows he has unlimited internet? My guess is to keep on downloading anything possible. May even start selling downloaded games/movies

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