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    Canadian 3G Service Provider

    Any ideas on who will be the Canadian wireless service provider for TESLA ?
    Could this be a sticky for delivery.
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    No word yet, to my knowledge.

    I don't see a reason to sticky it, as this isn't something that would get a lot of traffic. I'm sure it will pop to the top when "word" is received.
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    Sometimes the US carrier is used in Canada as well. We would pay a service fee to TM.

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    Connectivity for software updates perhaps. file size-data transfer, mission critical updates
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    Apparently the carrier has been confirmed, but I couldn't get it out of Hans who it was.

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    I sure hope it's Rogers. Otherwise I'll be getting zero internet outside of Winnipeg. I think Bell may have something in Steinbach and a couple of other small cities, but Rogers is the only national company that has presence in most of rural Manitoba (they have a deal with MTS, so they share the towers).

    Not that it's a dealbreaker for me. It would just mean one more Sig "perk" out the window for me if it's not Rogers/MTS

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    Canada has pretty good LTE coverage in most major cities from both Rogers and Bell. I really hope there is an LTE chip in there somewhere or at least support for WiFi while driving in order to tether from another LTE device.

    When the Model S beta, and the AMPED tour were in Canada, I suspect the cars were roaming on our networks from an American provider.

    I own an AT&T phone with North America Roaming enabled - the phone seems to prefer the Bell network over Rogers, but I can always force the carrier to Rogers. I personally prefer Rogers, however, Bell has DC (dual channel) support, enabling faster 3G speeds when LTE is not available (42Mbps vs 21Mbps). Of course, this requires a DC chip.
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    Couldn't you simply run over wi-fi from your phone and get connectivity 100% of the times your phone has coverage? I don't intend to pay a separate bill (read recurrent bill) on top of the upfront cost of the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pbrulott View Post
    Couldn't you simply run over wi-fi from your phone and get connectivity 100% of the times your phone has coverage? I don't intend to pay a separate bill (read recurrent bill) on top of the upfront cost of the car.
    I intend to do this once my "free" year is up.

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    I read somewhere that the Tesla S doesn't support tethering yet.

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