TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker or making a Paypal contribution here: paypal.me/SupportTMC

What vin comes with 3G vs 4g LTE?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by lovingit, Jan 5, 2016.

  1. lovingit

    lovingit Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2015
    Messages:
    61
    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    Is there a cutoff on vin numbers that have the 3G and the ones that have the newer 4G LTE?

    if the car has 3G, can it be retrofitted to 4G? If so is it expensive to do?
     
  2. AMPd

    AMPd Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2012
    Messages:
    1,544
    Location:
    Northern California
    Not sure about the vin cutoff
    Yes it can be retrofitted for $500.00
     
  3. jerry33

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

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2012
    Messages:
    12,752
    Location:
    Texas
    Somewhere around VIN 60,000
     
  4. msnow

    msnow Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2015
    Messages:
    4,195
    Location:
    SoCal
    I believe they moved to 4G around June 2015.
     
  5. tstafford

    tstafford Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2015
    Messages:
    790
    Location:
    Nashville, TN
    That sounds about right. I ordered my car in June 2015 and the sales guy seemed sure it would so up with LTE (and it did). I don't think the demos they had at that point had LTE. FWIW - my VIN is in the 90K range.
     
  6. arg

    arg Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2012
    Messages:
    740
    Location:
    Cambridge, UK
    #6 arg, Jan 5, 2016
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2016
    Not relevant to the OP, but note that there isn't a fleet-wide VIN cutoff: european cars at least made the change significantly after North America, and other markets probably different again.

    It's hard to know when the cutover is/was for Europe, since it appears that Tesla's airtime contract doesn't permit 4G to be used yet even for those cars that have the 4G hardware.
     
  7. Barry

    Barry Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2013
    Messages:
    779
    Location:
    Colorado
    Higher than that. Mine is 776xx and I have 3G.
     
  8. nctalkinghead

    nctalkinghead Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2015
    Messages:
    108
    Location:
    Raleigh, NC
    Tesla does not use VIN in sequential order so you cannot make any definitive judgement based solely on the VIN #. My P85 with AP was built in 10/2014 but the VIN # is P260xx. Not sure where it came from but speculation is that # was originally assigned to an order on a car that was never built, then released and used on my car.
     
  9. solaris007

    solaris007 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2016
    Messages:
    20
    Location:
    Switzerland
    so if i read that correctly, EU cars have the hardware but 4G is either disabled via software or on the carrier end due contract?
     
  10. arg

    arg Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2012
    Messages:
    740
    Location:
    Cambridge, UK
    I believe cars being delivered now have the hardware, though it's hard to be 100% sure.

    Tesla UK have said that the contract is due to be renegotiated in the early part of this year.
     
  11. Rockster

    Rockster Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2013
    Messages:
    1,005
    Location:
    McKinney, TX
    I have VIN 771xx, March 2015 build, and it has 3G.
     
  12. ddimit

    ddimit Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2013
    Messages:
    256
    Location:
    Sacramento, California, United States
    it happened a couple weeks after i got mine at the end of april vin 81xxx here so sometime mid may
     

Share This Page