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Keeping it on Wifi when sim is not available over seas

Discussion in 'Model X: User Interface' started by Fares Almazrooei, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. Fares Almazrooei

    Fares Almazrooei Desert T

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    Guys its not the best way but there is no other way

    My X is not connecting all the time, and if it did it does not stay connected

    i have a portable hotspot with 4g LTE that i keep in the car all times and my phone test connection gives me 100+ mbs

    tried to reset and forget network
    tried to change to other hotspot devices
     
  2. goneskiian

    goneskiian Active Member

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    I thought I've read about folks switching out the sim card. I think it's a bit burried behind the touch screen though. Might be an option.

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    Found it. It's an old thread about the S but might help you out.

    Where is the SIM card located?
     
  3. green1

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    The bigger worry would be monthly data caps, nobody has yet said how much data the car pulls on a monthly basis, but I'd be worried it would overwhelm your data cap on your hotspot fairly quickly, especially if it decides to download firmware and/or map updates.
     
  4. spottyq

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    This article cites 7Gb per month.

    It dates from october 2014, and a few informations in it seems to be wrong, so take it with a pot of salt. :)
     
  5. 3Dog20

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    I have an X overseas and use a mobile hot-spot combined with a butterfly VPN. This gives me Slacker streaming.
    Did you ever put your own sim card in?
     
  6. MP3Mike

    MP3Mike Well-Known Member

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    Interesting as Tesla says that you can't get the Premium Internet features via WiFi. (Satellite maps, streaming music, etc.)
     
  7. Derek Kessler

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    Tesla says that simply connecting to a Wi-Fi hotspot will not magically enable Premium Connectivity features for those that haven't paid for it. But if your vehicle already has Premium Connectivity (either subscribed or grandfathered), then using Wi-Fi should not impact the availability of those features.
     

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