Starlink to Offer Direct Cellular Connectivity Alongside Satellite Internet
Starlink Direct to Cell Service to Bring Text Messaging in 2024, Voice Calls, Data, and IoT Support in 2025
Access to detailed information from Starlink or SpaceX is currently unavailable for the press. Therefore, inquiries were directed to T-Mobile for clarification on the beta program’s status. Updates on this story will be provided in due course.
The exact launch date in 2024 remains uncertain, as SpaceX has been urging the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) to expedite satellite application processing. However, with over 56,000 pending satellite applications, the timeline for approval is expected to be protracted, according to Commission Chair Jessica Rosenworcel.