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Free data for four years!

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by pekap, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. pekap

    pekap Member

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    Shareholder's letter just released states that data will be free for four years. Good news!


    "To further enhance the driver experience, new Model S customers will now receive free data connectivity and
    Internet radio for four years. As an added benefit to our existing Model S customers, the free four year period
    starts on January 1, 2014. To be fair to all, in rare cases a customer may be charged for extreme data use."
     
  2. deonb

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    Woo-hoo! Now if only I can figure out how to run BitTorrent on it...
     
  3. efusco

    efusco Moderator - Model S & X forums

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    WOW!! Outstanding!
     
  4. Denarius

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    This just made my day!
     
  5. N4HHE

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    What constitutes "extreme use"?
     
  6. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    I'm guessing:

     
  7. GDH

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    Sweet, now if only slacker radio would download songs faster!
     
  8. brianstorms

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    Fantastic news from Tesla. A real relief.

    I wonder if AT&T basically said, look, you're not interesting enough (read: not enough subscribers) for us to do something interesting w/ data plans a la Apple iPhone, and Tesla said, okay, we'll wait until 2018 when there are hundreds of thousands of Teslas roaming the earth.

    By then, Tesla can just attach cell towers to each of its thousand-plus SuperChargers and Mini-Chargers, and form its own cellular data company.
     
  9. jcadman22

    jcadman22 MD: DRK NRG

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    Bravo Tesla! Four years from Jan. 1, 2014 - classy move makes current owners happy.
     
  10. ken830

    ken830 Model S (Res#P12,447)

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    Just read this in the shareholders' letter. Great news!
     
  11. tenstringer009

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    Awesome. Can't help but wish there was a mention of 4 years of 4G data for free :biggrin: Kinda a 4 for 4 thing...a missed marketing opportunity if you ask me.
     
  12. Morristhecat

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    I just read the report and saw this too - incredible! It just gets better and better!!!
     
  13. techMology

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    4G means nothing. AT&T's HSPA+ classifies (what the MS has now) as 4G (and yes, it's BS).

    I want to see LTE.
     
  14. Owner

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    I am excited too! I doubt we are using all that much data, but this sure saves the hassle of administrating a plan for each of us or dealing with tethering!:biggrin:
     
  15. Ven Rala

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    Awesome news. Great benefit for us current Model S owners
     
  16. Liz G

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    Hmmmm. I hope this is transferable upon sale of the car. The remainder of the 4 years, that is.
     
  17. Trnsl8r

    Trnsl8r Blue 85kwh since 12/8/12

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  18. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    Should be if it's tied to VIN
     
  19. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    Rumor has it (the last IEEE meeting I attended this week) that ATT will drop 3G in 2017 and have only LTE.
     
  20. Andrew

    Andrew Model S #6151

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