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Canadian 3G Service Provider

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Zapped, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. Zapped

    Zapped Model S - PURE EV

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    Any ideas on who will be the Canadian wireless service provider for TESLA ?
    Could this be a sticky for delivery.
     
  2. Doug_G

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    No word yet, to my knowledge.

    I don't see a reason to sticky it, as this isn't something that would get a lot of traffic. I'm sure it will pop to the top when "word" is received.
     
  3. pbrulott

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    Sometimes the US carrier is used in Canada as well. We would pay a service fee to TM.
     
  4. Zapped

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    Connectivity for software updates perhaps. file size-data transfer, mission critical updates
     
  5. inottawa

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    Apparently the carrier has been confirmed, but I couldn't get it out of Hans who it was.
     
  6. KBF

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    I sure hope it's Rogers. Otherwise I'll be getting zero internet outside of Winnipeg. I think Bell may have something in Steinbach and a couple of other small cities, but Rogers is the only national company that has presence in most of rural Manitoba (they have a deal with MTS, so they share the towers).

    Not that it's a dealbreaker for me. It would just mean one more Sig "perk" out the window for me if it's not Rogers/MTS :frown:
     
  7. Steph_S

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    #7 Steph_S, Dec 7, 2012
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    Canada has pretty good LTE coverage in most major cities from both Rogers and Bell. I really hope there is an LTE chip in there somewhere or at least support for WiFi while driving in order to tether from another LTE device.

    When the Model S beta, and the AMPED tour were in Canada, I suspect the cars were roaming on our networks from an American provider.

    I own an AT&T phone with North America Roaming enabled - the phone seems to prefer the Bell network over Rogers, but I can always force the carrier to Rogers. I personally prefer Rogers, however, Bell has DC (dual channel) support, enabling faster 3G speeds when LTE is not available (42Mbps vs 21Mbps). Of course, this requires a DC chip.
     
  8. pbrulott

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    Couldn't you simply run over wi-fi from your phone and get connectivity 100% of the times your phone has coverage? I don't intend to pay a separate bill (read recurrent bill) on top of the upfront cost of the car.
     
  9. KBF

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    I intend to do this once my "free" year is up.
     
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    I read somewhere that the Tesla S doesn't support tethering yet.
     
  11. pbrulott

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    I also saw that the wi-fi option is not yet available. But everywhere I read that there are working on it.

    Glad to see I am not the only one that want to do this
     
  12. Zapped

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    #12 Zapped, Dec 8, 2012
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    Wouldn't the annual service/maintenance fee cover that ?


    Includes

    Annual inspection (or every 12,500 miles)
    Replacement parts like brake pads and windshield wipers (excluding tires)
    24 hour roadside assistance
    System monitoring
    Remote diagnostics
    Software updates
    New features

    Need the connectivity to provide the remote diagnostics and software updates
     
  13. KBF

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    @zapped; It sounds like there will be at least a low-bandwidth connection no matter what (for diagnostics, etc), but Tesla is planning on releasing prices for connuctivity packages which will be for browsing/google maps nav/internet radio. Right now everyone is getting it free but that won't last (Sigs for a year, I don't know what's happening with US P's getting delivery now). But since in Tesla Time last month is ancient news, I could be wrong.

    If I'm correct, then I would like to browse in my S for no "extra" cost in a year, using my current (and decent $) Rogers "4g", which will hopefully convert to LTE soon in my area.
     
  14. Jgdixon

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    #14 Jgdixon, Dec 13, 2012
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    So now that most of us have our deliveries scheduled, does anyone know who the provider is yet?
     
  15. inottawa

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    *bump*

    For those that have received their cars today.. carrier?
     
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    I was at the Yorkdale store today, and they wouldn't tell me.
     
  17. Doug_G

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    We can suss it out, at least the provider of the airwaves anyway. Drive the car to a place where one of the carriers is known to have lousy signal. Try 3G.
     
  18. Zapped

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    I asked at the Vancouver event today and was told AT&T.
    I'm guessing they partner with Telus. My Telus phone connects to AT&T when I'm in the US.
     
  19. Jeeps17

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    So does my Rogers phone...
     
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    Telus & Rogers ?
    Probably doesn't matter for now.
    Would be nice to have some options when we have to pay a year from now.
     

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