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Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by Francis Lau, Nov 30, 2012.
I'm more concerned with navigation without opting for a data plan.
I was told I should 3G on my production car for about three months for free.
If you get Nav (the tech package) that doesn't require a data plan since it has offline maps (with 7 years of updates)
You guys are seriously buying a $60-$100k electric car with the most amazing console panel around and going to worry about the cost of the 3G? wow.
With price unknown, yes.
...but, the navigation package doesn't have a POI database; you have to know the actual street address. This is a bizarre gap; even with 3G enabled, there are lots of places with poor connectivity.
Having the Internet now it will be hard to not sign up for the data plan. I thought plugging in my phone would be a nice solution, but now I'm thinking I don't want to plug and unplug when getting in and out anymore just to hear slacker or see my map. Hopefully the price can be low.
Part of the reason some of these people can buy a Model S is that they don't pay for stuff they neither want nor need.
I'm sure many of the concerns are that they don't want to pay for a plan for the car when they can just tether instead.
I am wondering if voice commands will not work without Internet connectivity since I heard that it leverages Google's services in the cloud. Anyone knows?
Correct. Requires connectivity.
@Francis Lau: That's correct; you need connectivity to use voice commands.
With such loss of functionality, I hope they support plugging in my phone or connecting to my 4G mifi hotspot device. I already have 4 iPhone data plans, 1 iPad data plan and 1 Mifi data plan in my household, I don't need or want to pay for another one Especially for probably pretty light use in the car.
The carrier is confirmed to be at&t in this thread.
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How on earth did you find this ????
It's really not hard. Go to an IP search and it will tell you it's running off an AT&T tower. I did...
My teenagers aren't home from school yet ....
can I please just connect my iPhone WiFi hotspot to the 17 inch screen
I am with you. My phone has a data plan and is a WiFi hot spot, so can I please just connect my iPhone WiFi hotspot to the 17 inch screen and be done with it???
That's what I am banking on. I live in BFE and have been using one of the iPhones in the house and plan to use its unlimited in the car once the freebie gets cut off. I am hoping that they will be able to operationalize that and I will just tuck the phone away somewhere. It's 3G, but that's all I really want for now.
Do me (us) a favor. Post it when you find out.
Will do ... right now, I am quite happy with the 3G that is in the car (at least for traffic, and web browsing ... I can't use it for slacker 'cause I am cheap). But once it shuts off, I will give it a try. If you don't see anything posted here, check my thread (link in the footer).