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LTE Upgrade behaving strangely - Are there still issues?

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by Gizmotoy, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. Gizmotoy

    Gizmotoy Active Member

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    I had my 25k VIN Model S upgraded to LTE recently and have noticed some strange behavior on the network connection. I know there were issues with this upgrade in the past, which is why I waited this long, but it seemed like everything had been resolved.

    Essentially, the vehicle seems to be spending an unusual amount of time on 3G. I have an iPhone on AT&T, the same network Tesla uses, and for most of my drive in the area the car sat on 3G with poor signal strength (1 bar, maybe 2) and the iPhone was on LTE with 4/5 or 5/5 bars. It stayed this way throughout my drive in the Peninsula.

    I drove down to San Jose, and I lost connection completely for a few minutes, after which the car connected to LTE for what seemed to be the first time. A few blocks later it was on 3G again (with phone still on LTE).

    Has anyone else seen this? I reset the center console, but maybe I need to do a full power cycle of the entire vehicle?
     
  2. zwede

    zwede 2013 P85+

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    Mine is also an LTE retrofit and I do not see the issue you're seeing. On the contrary, mine hasn't gone to 3G yet. It is always on LTE, even when it's on a single bar.
     
  3. Gizmotoy

    Gizmotoy Active Member

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    I kind of figured as much. When turning off LTE on my phone and comparing 3G reception, the car always beat my phone (bigger antenna, perhaps?) so I was surprised to see this disparity. I'll do some power-cycle magic and give it a few days. Maybe it'll go away.
     

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