Have you looked into StarLink satellite? A lot of my off-grid friends are beginning to get it and so far the reviews are really good. WAY better than Hughes.I live in Marion, MT. No cell service and only CenturyLink DSL. How is that going to work for me? Updates only when I go to Kalispell where there is cell service? If updates are at night, do I have to go to town and stay the night every once in a while? I guess that they cannot cover every buyers needs. When Starlink is up I should be good to go - no pun intended.
If I am 200 miles from home and my vehicle breaks down, I do not order a new part from Amazon. I have to get roadside service, have my vehicle towed to a service location and either need to get a loaner or a rental car. That all takes a lot of time.Amazon has a little over 100 warehouses in the US. One happens to be in a city near me, but I suspect the vast majority of people don't care where they are when they want something from Amazon. Why would I care where Rivian's service centers are other than a curiosity since *they* are the ones that will take care of it from my-driveway to my-driveway?
I beg to differ .... I bet the loaner is ........or maybe in the spirit of making sure you will never want to drive an ICE again as you anxiously await the return of your Rivian, the loaner you get is a 1978 Ford Mustang II w/ a 2.3L 4-cylinder complete with Fred Flintstone-rusted out floor pans and no AC.
This sounds pretty much like the service I received for the first 4 years of owning my Model X. However, they no longer offer the valet service and now you have to drive to the service center. Hopefully Rivian has a plan to maintain this level of service for the long term, and not just during initial growth phases.
I have had Starlink as part of the beta for several months now which has been an ginormous improvement over Centurylink DSL. Only problem is I live in the woods and I have several huge fir trees within the obstruction window that cause intermittent disconnects. They just sent an email last night indicating that they will be pushing an update soon that will have the dish switch to an available good connection satellite when it encounters an issue on its current connection which should provide a marked improvement over its current algorithm of following a set connection pattern. I may still need to harvest some trees, but will see what improvement the update brings. I just hope Starlink and my Rivian play nice.Have you looked into StarLink satellite? A lot of my off-grid friends are beginning to get it and so far the reviews are really good. WAY better than Hughes.