Elon Musk discusses Coverage Above and Beyond, a collaboration between SpaceX and T-Mobile that aims to boost cellphone connectivity by using SpaceX Starlink satellites, during a presentation at SpaceX

SpaceX Starlink satellites to beam service straight to smartphones

SpaceX’s Starlink satellite network will start beaming service straight to smartphones next year, if all goes according to plan.

Elon Musk and T-Mobile president and CEO Mike Sievert announced the plan Thursday night (Aug. 25) during a webcast event at SpaceX’s Starbase facility in South Texas. The two companies are teaming up on a project called Coverage Above and Beyond, which aims to provide smartphone connectivity to T-Mobile customers pretty much everywhere.

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