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Canadian LTE upgrade

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Spurkey, Nov 14, 2016.

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  1. Spurkey

    Spurkey P04251

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    My car goes in for its 4 year service in December, I'm considering paying the $650 to get the LTE upgrade added while it's in the shop. I'm in Edmonton but do a fair bit of rural driving out to north-eastern Alberta as well as into Saskatchewan. The city Tesla owners here seem to be happy with LTE but there aren't many that do much rural driving. I'm curious to hear about the LTE experience in those situations.
     
  2. SmartElectric

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    There is an easy way to test LTE and see what performance/stability improvements you would get.
    Just turn on your smart phone WIFI hotspot and connect the Tesla to that.
    You will then see the differences.

    Personally, I have a very stable hot spot, and it generally works better than the car 3g.
    My wife said she'd like to see us get the LTE upgrade, but we may just trade in the S for the 3 in 18 months, so I don't see the point.
    We'll see. For now, if I need a bit more bandwidth, I turn on my phone hotspot, but the vast majority of the time, 3g is plenty.
     
  3. mrElbe

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    Out in the country you might be able to only get 3G anyway. Test coverage with an LTE phone first.
     
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    Ahh, I hadn't thought of hotspotting the car to my phone. I was concerned about the Tesla LTE hardware connecting to the AT&T network, wasn't sure how that'd work up here in my situation.
     
  5. green1

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    In Alberta the system roams on TELUS, as TELUS has the largest network in the province, that's a good thing.
     
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    Especially since years ago TELUS morphed from AGT ( Alberta Government Telephone ).
     
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    dont get it... mine is stuck on 3G every now and then .. and i can never notice the difference.
     
  8. green1

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    You're starting to date yourself, that was in 1993...
     
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    With Software 8.0 you can't hotspot to your phone anymore. Not sure if they will change that as I used to use that from time to time but Tesla removed the capability unless you are parked.
     
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    The newer 8.0 builds have put that back from what I have seen. (Though I think you have to manually connect each time you shift out of park.)
     
  11. Lon12

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    I have not had any problems connecting my phone hotspot with 8.0 as long as you are driving.
     
  12. 3s-a-charm

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    Good to know... I'll test it out.
     

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