Starlink vs. Phone Hotspots: Comparison with Price, Speed,  and More

Want to learn more about these two alternative options for internet on your ranch or in your cabin? Today, we compare Starlink and phone hotspots to help you evaluate which one is the best option for  your home.


What is it? Satellite internet service provider (ISP) Primary Use: Broadband internet access Initial Release: May 24, 2019 Influential Developers: Elon Musk Greg Wyler Gwynne Shotwell Surrey Satellite Technology (SSTL) Teledesic Iridium Globalstar

Phone Hotspot

What is it? Wi-Fi-based connection to mobile internet via a smartphone Primary Use: Broadband internet access Initial Release: 1990s Influential Developers: Henrik Sjoden (WLAN technology) The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) The Wi-Fi Alliance


– You can connect to the internet wirelessly with Starlink and phone hotpots. – You can use phone hotspots or Starlink for internet access in rural areas.


– Starlink uses satellite technology and a phone hotspot uses mobile internet. – A mobile hotspot can support up to 10 devices, and Starlink can provide broadband internet to up to 128 devices simultaneously.

Starlink vs. Phone Hotspots: Must-Know Facts

– Starlink uses the multi-Gigahertz Ka and Ku frequency bands for data transfer. – A phone hotspot transfers mobile internet data to connected devices using the 2.5 GHz and 5 GHz frequency bands.

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