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coping with 3G while web surfing...

Discussion in 'Model S' started by jlucero, Jul 15, 2015.

  1. jlucero

    jlucero Member

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    my wife likes to surf the web while im driving, and boy, are we spoiled! can we remember the days when 3G was fastest thing out there? needless to say, its very slow when surfing on alot of modern day webpages. how do you guys cope? do you tether the connection to a 4G/LTE phone?
     
  2. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    Problem's not really the 3G connection. It's the poor browser implementation and the hardware beneath. Been discussed on other threads about the web browser.
     
  3. islandbayy

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    The 3g is fast. Even tested by downloading a 20 meg BMP image file, went rather fast. The problem is the browser, and the hardware. It's slow and laggy. 100% the browser and car not the connection.
     
  4. jlucero

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    ic...didnt know that...any other browser we can use?
     
  5. islandbayy

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    Nope. Rumor had it we were getting Chrome soon, but that rumor is about 1 1/2 years old...
     
  6. invisik

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    I find it snapper when tethered to my 4G phone... Not super fast by any stretch but better then on 3G. Only if I'm going to be using it for a while will I tether it though. I would spring for the LTE upgrade if they make it available.....

    -m
     
  7. dbfish

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  8. David99

    David99 Active Member

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    The entire UI is laggy and slow and it seem the web browser gets the lowest priority. I pretty much gave up on using the browser.
     

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