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4G in my model S - OK, not really, but good workaround

Discussion in 'Model S' started by mklcolvin, Dec 7, 2013.

  1. mklcolvin

    mklcolvin #P-5058

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    Since we received the 5.8 update and with it Wi-Fi access, I decided to try an experiment. I took my iPhone 5, running under Verizon's 4G network, and placed it in personal hotspot mode. I plugged it into my MS' USB port for continuous power, then connected the MS to my newly-created hotspot's wireless network. It works - and I do notice a definite improvement in the web browser's response time when I'm in the full 4G LTE area. Hope this helps someone else who wants to do the same.
     
  2. capt601

    capt601 Vin02324

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    Think many people have done this already. A few people have already thought of doing this to get around paying for data once tesla finally announces pricing and plans. But the car wouldn't be connected once you left the car with your phone.
     

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