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Hi, Just thinking of buying a Roam.  I want to leave it dormant until I need to use it as I don't know how long I'll be travelling before I need to use it.  It's highly likely I won't have any cell or wifi connectivity when I do decide to activate.  My understanding is that it's still possible to activate via the iPhone app as the dish auto-finds a satellite and then allows a closed connection while activation takes place.  But is that the case?  Many thanks, Nick

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On 4/18/2023 at 5:10 AM, Nick8718 said:

Hi, Just thinking of buying a Roam.  I want to leave it dormant until I need to use it as I don't know how long I'll be travelling before I need to use it.  It's highly likely I won't have any cell or wifi connectivity when I do decide to activate.  My understanding is that it's still possible to activate via the iPhone app as the dish auto-finds a satellite and then allows a closed connection while activation takes place.  But is that the case?  Many thanks, Nick

When you plug in the Starlink equipment, it will, indeed find a satellite... but if it's not activated, you won't be able to use the signal. With Starlink Roam, you can pause and unpause service pretty much anytime you want. See https://support.starlink.com/?topic=37bb3b47-9525-7224-5f0a-6d016ce26975.

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On 4/18/2023 at 7:10 PM, Nick8718 said:

Hi, Just thinking of buying a Roam.  I want to leave it dormant until I need to use it as I don't know how long I'll be travelling before I need to use it.  It's highly likely I won't have any cell or wifi connectivity when I do decide to activate.  My understanding is that it's still possible to activate via the iPhone app as the dish auto-finds a satellite and then allows a closed connection while activation takes place.  But is that the case?  Many thanks, Nick

the only thing you ever need to activate a starlink Roam, is the Starlink App.
Even if you unbox a brand new Starlink Roam in the middle of nowhere, No Cell No People No clothes, it will work if you already have the app. And electricity. 

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