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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:33 am

RegGuheert wrote:Speaking of “premium” things on Teslas, what is the monthly fee for premium internet access for those who purchase beginning July 1?

IIRC $8
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:40 am

SageBrush wrote:
RegGuheert wrote:Speaking of “premium” things on Teslas, what is the monthly fee for premium internet access for those who purchase beginning July 1?

IIRC $8


Since this is no longer going to be included it would be great if you could opt to use different streaming services of your choice.

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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:47 am

EVDRIVER wrote:
SageBrush wrote:
RegGuheert wrote:Speaking of “premium” things on Teslas, what is the monthly fee for premium internet access for those who purchase beginning July 1?

IIRC $8
Since this is no longer going to be included it would be great if you could opt to use different streaming services of your choice.
Do/Will Teslas come with the option to dock your cell phone and just get the data from the phone’s hotspot? (Although I admit that $8 seems extremely reasonable for this service. Of course, if there is no alternative, that number could change to anything in the future.)
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:36 pm

dgpcolorado wrote:Tesla seems to have opened up AWD to all first day USA reservation holders — this is new
Yes, I found this morning that I had the ability to order AWD at last.

So now comes the decision I've been putting off: to get the AWD 3 for $53k, or not.

I was hoping they'd have added a heated steering wheel by now, but no luck there. The AWD is needed for getting up my driveway in the winter.
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:47 pm

Once crazy thing, With your total $3500 deposit if you cancel you loose it all, I have to say that is excessive since they can slot that immediately to anyone easily but they justify the cost in logistics which is insane. I could see $500 but $3500! Wow that's insane at many levels.

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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:51 pm

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dgpcolorado wrote:...
Performance + LR + PUP + Premium Upgrade $69k
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That’s a bit confusing to me: paying for a “Premium Upgrade Package (PUP)” and then paying for a “Premium Upgrade” separately. Can someone please explain the two types of “premium” Tesla is selling?

Speaking of “premium” things on Teslas, what is the monthly fee for premium internet access for those who purchase beginning July 1?
I should have written "Performance Upgrade" package for the extra performance stuff. The order site does list "Premium black interior" but I presume that is just to say that PUP is included in the $64k Performance price, as opposed to it being anything different.

The premium internet access via the car's cell connection (AT&T) is $100/year for orders placed July 1 and later. Previous owners are grandfathered for free access. It doesn't include much since most of nav functions will remain unchanged and OTA updates via WiFi will continue, as usual (so far as we can tell). Mostly affects streaming music. The language on the website:
All orders placed before July 1 will receive Premium Connectivity with satellite maps with live traffic visualization, in-car streaming media and over-the-air updates via Wi-Fi & cellular.

The history of this was that it was supposed to be free for the first four years and Tesla extended it to include all cars in 2014, even those older. Now, in 2018, the charge for the cell connection is finally being implemented for cars ordered beginning July 1. $100 a year seems to be a modest charge.
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:00 pm

dgpcolorado wrote:The premium internet access via the car's cell connection (AT&T) is $100/year for orders placed July 1 and later. Previous owners are grandfathered for free access. It doesn't include much since most of nav functions will remain unchanged and OTA updates via WiFi will continue, as usual (so far as we can tell). Mostly affects streaming music. The language on the website:
All orders placed before July 1 will receive Premium Connectivity with satellite maps with live traffic visualization, in-car streaming media and over-the-air updates via Wi-Fi & cellular.


Let me ask you this (not that it really matters to me since my order was placed prior to July 1, but I am curious):

Does the car provide a WiFi hotspot?

The reason I ask is that we travel way up north each year past the area where there is T-mobile coverage. AT&T has great coverage there, but you only get 200MB before they cut you off (sometimes we can hit a tower in Canada which is great because we get unlimited international data!) Anyway, we typically get an OnStar data plan in our Volt (which we currently use, but will use the Model 3 from now on) so we can get coverage. Our choices are either $10/month for 1GB of data (which we could probably fit into) or $20/month for unlimited. But the whole point is that the car provides a hotspot that we can use for data. Can you do the same on the Model 3? And is the $8/month (even if it is just for streaming) unlimited data?
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:28 pm

lpickup wrote:
dgpcolorado wrote:The premium internet access via the car's cell connection (AT&T) is $100/year for orders placed July 1 and later. Previous owners are grandfathered for free access. It doesn't include much since most of nav functions will remain unchanged and OTA updates via WiFi will continue, as usual (so far as we can tell). Mostly affects streaming music. The language on the website:
All orders placed before July 1 will receive Premium Connectivity with satellite maps with live traffic visualization, in-car streaming media and over-the-air updates via Wi-Fi & cellular.


Let me ask you this (not that it really matters to me since my order was placed prior to July 1, but I am curious):

Does the car provide a WiFi hotspot?

The reason I ask is that we travel way up north each year past the area where there is T-mobile coverage. AT&T has great coverage there, but you only get 200MB before they cut you off (sometimes we can hit a tower in Canada which is great because we get unlimited international data!) Anyway, we typically get an OnStar data plan in our Volt (which we currently use, but will use the Model 3 from now on) so we can get coverage. Our choices are either $10/month for 1GB of data (which we could probably fit into) or $20/month for unlimited. But the whole point is that the car provides a hotspot that we can use for data. Can you do the same on the Model 3? And is the $8/month (even if it is just for streaming) unlimited data?



It does not.

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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:15 pm

lpickup wrote:Does the car provide a WiFi hotspot?

Not presently, but I'll be surprised if the subscription service does not give general web connectivity. It is anyone's guess though whether the carrier for the car has a better connection than a phone. It seems simpler and more flexible to just pick up a SIM and a PAYGO plan for whatever carrier works in your problem area. My daughter is on our Cricket (quasi ATT) family plan for the US and will be buying Project Fi for a month while she is in Montreal to avoid roaming charges.

By the way, the Model 3 will continue to have free LTE for navigation for orders after July 1. Streaming services like music will be a subscription. Left unsaid so far as I know is the fate of traffic data.
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