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3G to LTE?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Hotwheels73, Jun 16, 2015.

  1. Hotwheels73

    Hotwheels73 Member

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    Any news when Tesla will catch up with the other big car makers or show up in this decade and get rid of 3G for LTE?
     
  2. Tampaukfan

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    Audi just started doing LTE this year and I dont think Mercedes has LTE in its full lineup yet either... so I dont think Tesla is behind by any stretch.
    If you do a search you will see that the latest Model S deliveries have LTE.
     
  3. Fiver

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    I picked up today and my car has LTE
     
  5. travwill

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    I have LTE also, all June 1st after should have it. Few notes though:

    1. It actually gets a really good signal, better than a phone.
    2. Tesla doesn't have a hotspot feature yet which is what you may be referring to. Negotiating a pay per use or monthly plan is something they could implement by software and then create a wifi hotspot with the wifi hardware built-in also. I bet we will see this within a year-ish.

    -T
     
  6. Hotwheels73

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    Well hell! You're right about that Fiver.
     
  7. Canuck

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    Tesla catch up with the other big car makers? Ha! That one really gave me a good laugh.
     
  8. ecarfan

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    Tesla is far ahead of the other automobile manufacturers in many of the significant areas of vehicle design. It's the other manufacturers that have to catch up with Tesla.

    It seems clear, based on recent reports on these forums, that the Model S is now being built with LTE. But that is a relatively minor detail compared to the many far more important and critical features of the Model S. In general, 3G works fine for Nav and downloading new firmware to the car.
     
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    I picked mine up yesterday and it is LTE enabled as well. I wouldn't fret too much if you have 3g. It doesn't make a huge difference. I think now the chip they use slows things down a bit so the display is faster, but not light years faster.
     
  10. ksdprasad

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    anyone know where that 3G/LTE simcard in the car?
     
  11. Xenoilphobe

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    Yeah I am interested in finding the SIM location as well so I can do a test with a LTE card...
     
  12. Spacela

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    The consensus on the LTE thread seems to be that this is a hardware update, not just a SIM card update. However, I think the SIM card can be accessed by pulling down on the shelf underneath the touchscreen, if you're willing to experiment.
     
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    Correct. It's not just a SIM card swap. It's a hardware upgrade.
     
  14. EugeneM

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    I saw a Russian video on this. Tesla doesn't have official support for that part of the world so their data connection don't work limiting the features of the car. In order to fix that they have to replace the sim cards with the local ones. They said that in order to get to the sim card holder they had to get the main screen out and it was a BIG job. In the end everything was put back together and it works 100% but it's not something you should attempt at home.
     
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    Doesn't that mean a tesla is unlocked with carriers?
     
  16. EugeneM

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    Correct
     
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    Bump.

    Anyone hear anything about the retrofit of LTE?
     
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    The manager at my local SC said that Tesla is making a hardware retrofit for the older cars. But it will be something we have to buy and won't be available for "some time". I'm guessing he doesn't know much more than we do.
     
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    Is it only in the 2015's did the LTE hardware come installed?
     
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    Took delivery almost two weeks ago, came with LTE.
     

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