SpaceX bricks hundreds of Starlink dishes imported to South Africa

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Hundreds of Starlink dishes become expensive paperweights in South Africa

SpaceX is refusing to restore Internet access to numerous of its expensive dishes that it blocked in South Africa for being used by customers who had bought their equipment and taken up roaming plans through an unauthorised reseller.

In addition, the reseller — Starsat Africa — has advised customers that it cannot replace their bricked dishes used to connect to the satellite Internet service without an additional cost.
 
Well maybe MyBB should apologise and take some responsibility too for spreading the lie that signing up with IT-Lec (which became StarSat Africa) as the intermediary would ensure that Starlink would not cut your service off.

https://mybroadband.co.za/news/broa...ighbour-gets-starlink-for-r903-per-month.html
Using an ISP like IT LEC will ensure that your roaming service remains activated, as it works directly with Starlink partners.

MyBB was constantly praising IT-LEC, one article after the next, and people turn to MyBB as a source of trust for tech related news.

To add:

Given that Starlink is not approved in SA and has a clause stating that your kit needs to be returned to the registered address every two months, it makes it very appealing to customers to turn to a “trustworthy” reseller that is being hailed by the country’s largest tech forum as a potential solution to this problem.

Turns out they were just registering people for ~R900p/m in Rwanda and reselling this to them at R1 800p/m. And as anyone who owns Starlink will know, it’s as simple as creating an account, adding your CC details, and linking your kit number to your account. With ~4500 customers, they have made millions out of this, and it’s very clearly against Starlink’s terms and conditions.
 
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Well maybe MyBB should apologise and take some responsibility too for spreading the lie that signing up with IT-Lec (which became StarSat Africa) as the intermediary would ensure that Starlink would not cut your service off.

https://mybroadband.co.za/news/broa...ighbour-gets-starlink-for-r903-per-month.html


MyBB was constantly praising IT-LEC, one article after the next, and people turn to MyBB as a source of trust for tech related news.

To add:

Given that Starlink is not approved in SA and has a clause stating that your kit needs to be returned to the registered address every two months, it makes it very appealing to customers to turn to a “trustworthy” reseller that is being hailed by the country’s largest tech forum as a potential solution to this problem.

Turns out they were just registering people for ~R900p/m in Rwanda and reselling this to them at R1 800p/m. And as anyone who owns Starlink will know, it’s as simple as creating an account, adding your CC details, and linking your kit number to your account. With ~4500 customers, they have made millions out of this, and it’s very clearly against Starlink’s terms and conditions.
Its they way of South Africa. Try and screw everyone you can out of as much money you can before disappearing and taking no responsibility for your actions.

IT-LEC "sold" their userbase to StarSat Africa and now its no longer their problem

MyBB punted IT-LEC and will not take any responsibility or even issue a apology saying " Hey peeps, we screwed up by recommending IT-LEC"

I would bet good money IT-LEC paid MyBB for the posts and recommendation
 
Why does Elon care? He is still getting paid... It sounds personal.
 
Well maybe MyBB should apologise and take some responsibility too for spreading the lie that signing up with IT-Lec (which became StarSat Africa) as the intermediary would ensure that Starlink would not cut your service off.

https://mybroadband.co.za/news/broa...ighbour-gets-starlink-for-r903-per-month.html


MyBB was constantly praising IT-LEC, one article after the next, and people turn to MyBB as a source of trust for tech related news.

To add:

Given that Starlink is not approved in SA and has a clause stating that your kit needs to be returned to the registered address every two months, it makes it very appealing to customers to turn to a “trustworthy” reseller that is being hailed by the country’s largest tech forum as a potential solution to this problem.

Turns out they were just registering people for ~R900p/m in Rwanda and reselling this to them at R1 800p/m. And as anyone who owns Starlink will know, it’s as simple as creating an account, adding your CC details, and linking your kit number to your account. With ~4500 customers, they have made millions out of this, and it’s very clearly against Starlink’s terms and conditions.
This really is funny, we the few on here said something like this would happen. Now all these customers can't even go to an official regulator cause what they were doing was "Naughty" Sadly this bound to be a stuff up from the word go.
 
Whoah the Pro-Starlink can blasted because I said they do need local ownership like the rest of the world generally has. But noooo.

SUCKERS!!!
 
Why does Elon care? He is still getting paid... It sounds personal.
It does but I think they want to have a image where they are not some guerrilla service that touts the local laws.

If they knowingly run an illegal service here then it might worry other regions that they are still looking to get into.
 
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