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Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by championi, May 20, 2016.

  1. championi

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    Hey fellow Australian Tesla owners!

    Does anybody have news on when 4g will be available?
     
  2. Dborn

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    "Soon". That is, a Tesla soon. Tesla have their own dictionary, though!!!
     
  3. championi

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    Great!

    I mean 4G coverage here in Australia is much better then in the states, yet they have 4G available, weird
     
  4. TesAus

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    I imagine it will come down to data charges here being ludicrous (in that they will go from 0-$60 in no time at all)
     
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  5. championi

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    Yeah, I guess. Is the hardware available?
     
  6. NovoCasGreeny

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    They could easily make it selective though and only enable major downloads etc to be conducted via home wifi??
     
  7. championi

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    Totally agree! its what Apple do and it works well.
     
  8. LGGD

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    A brand new loaner today. Has 4G LTE active.
     
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  9. Jays200

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    No way. I thought we'd get SpaceX connectivity long before LTE in Australia ;)

    Question now is, "Why haven't I got it in my MX?".
     
  10. Vegas

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    This article states, " Challenges of Using 4G and 4G LTE
    When comparing the two, one challenge of using 4G and 4G LTE – if you’re currently using 3G – is that you will probably need to purchase a new smartphone with 4G capabilities. 3G devices simply cannot provide the 4G experience. "

    For techos out there - does that mean all of us with 3G - will never be able to access 4G or 4G LTE?

    (from What's the difference between 4G and 4G LTE?)
     
  11. Mark E

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    Depends... I’m fairly sure that older cars have a 3G module in them but later ones have a 4G module but a 3G limited SIM card.
     
  12. rohan3au

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    I asked my delivery specialist about this in November and he has this to say:

    "Tesla’s in Australia have a cellular modem that is only compatible with a Telstra 3G SIM card at the moment.
    This is mainly due to Telstra 3G having the widest coverage.
    It’s likely this will be reviewed in the future as we aim to match the fastest/most available networks."

    So lets see what happens? I have heard of people paying $600USD to have their modems upgraded in the US from 3G to 4G LTE.
     
  13. meloccom

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    IIRC there was an upgrade path in the USA from 3G to LTE but it involved the exchanging a daughter card on the main board of the touch screen and presumably a new SIM. There was a circa $500 upgrade cost at the time.
    I will definitely be interested if they offer the same here.
     
  14. stphw

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    Telstra 3G will also be shutdown one day, possibly as early as 2020.
     
  15. raynewman

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    Starlink should be up and running by then :D
     
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  16. LGGD

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    There are numerous regional areas that have Telstra 4G but not 3G now. They are called 4G Small Cell Areas. I would certainly be okay with paying the above mentioned sorts of prices to get an upgrade to 4G.
     
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