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Feb 20, 2020
LA ( Lower Alabama )
We received a 1yr Tesla Premium data plan with our 2020 MSP. My question is can my hotspot WiFi phone provide our Tesla data while on the road. We have a good WiFi at our home which the Tesla connects to. The Tesla connection relies on LTE which we do not have good local towers at our location. I generally got one bar or no bars on my iPhone on ATT LTE. Verizon has the best connection at 2-3 bars. We recently switch to Verizon since ATT is doing away with 3G (normal connection speed at our location).

Any thoughts will be greatly appreciated.

Happy Holidays !!



Well-Known Member
Nov 25, 2012
Visalia, CA
...hotspot WiFi phone provide our Tesla data while on the road...

That should work within non-premium limitations such as no satellite view map...

Notice that as soon as you shift from "P"ark gear, the wi-fi would automatically be turned off. You then need to manually connect to your hotspot wi-fi.


Mar 19, 2021
Santa Cruz Mountains
The maps are of course a critical feature, but I really must also sing the praises of being able to watch Netflix when stuck waiting in the car. Doctor / dentist appointments now have you waiting in the car rather than a waiting room. Also, for any kids events like scouts when you find yourself with 45 minutes to kill, it’s a killer feature. Comfy seats, temperature controlled, nice screen, kickass sound. It’s better than my living room. Finally, if you find yourself stuck at a supercharger in the middle of nowhere with no amenities, it makes it much nicer.

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