S 85 Silver & Grey w/Tech, Coils, Hi-Fi Sound, Parking Sensors, Fog Lamps, Lacewood, HPWC, took delivery 12/21/13, 37K miles
1.5 Roadster #425, "Very Orange", HPC, second owner, acquired 10/07/14, 27K miles
VIN P 65513 - P85D, Green, Pano Roof, Textile Seats, Piano Black trim, Black Alcantara Headliner, Tech Package with Autopilot, Dual Chargers, Subzero Package, Smart Air Suspension, 19" Wheels, Delivered December 2014
VIN P 3552 - 60 kWh with Supercharging, Green, Black Roof, Black Leather, Piano Black trim, Tech Package, Active Air Suspension, 19" Wheels, 28,343 miles, Delivered January 2013, RIP August 2014
Was roaming on Optus 3G, which isn't amazing, but was more than enough for navigation, Uber, iMessage and other text/messaging apps (Google Hangouts/Whatsapp/FB Messenger).
Most of the places I was visiting had free wifi (otherwise I'd tether my local Nexus 5), so I wasn't hard strapped for data.
Even though the reception sucks sometimes, the Wi-Fi Calling, and other awesome features (such as unlimited everything for $50 per mo) is amazing. I just can't leave T-Mo (through Harbor Mobile - Business Reseller)
Using Wi-Fi Calling was awesome as well, Anytime I was on Wi-Fi it was showing "T-Mobile Wi-Fi"
I still have verizon unlimited data and texting, so there is tremendous value to me to stay with verizon. I have to pay for the hotspot feature, but it costs me an extra $22 or so after a corp discount. This billing cycle has been insane because of travel. I've already used 34 GB and I'm a week in. Kids streaming video in the back seat...
SP85D(soon L), red/tan, obeche matte, black headliner, TST 19's, all options -3rd row
Founder XP90DL, pearl white/tan, dark ash, black headliner, 6-seat, 20's, all options
Sold-P85+, red/black, carbon fiber, all options in early 2013
For those who prefer to tether their Model S to their cell phone... using an Android phone. I've had sporadic luck with "auto" tethering apps- especially on the new Nexus.
I have finally found one that works (but its somewhat complicated -drop a note if you need help). The app is called Automate in the play store.
So the bottom line: When you get in your car, when bluetooth connects, the phone automatically turns on hot spot. Conversely, when you get out of your car, hot spot turns off. All without having to do anything.
Just completed the setup and it appears to be working.
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(sorry - I didn't read through this entire thread so some of this may have already been mentioned) I have a Netgear/Sierra 763S LTE mobile hotspot. It is on Rogers here in Canada - AT&T sells the same model in the US. One thing to note is that the USB tethering doesn't work which is disappointing as that should give the best connection. Perhaps Tesla could change this in the future. I do seem to get somewhat better speed when tethered for web browsing.
Model S P85D Red with tan interior
I don't understand how a device like Karma works. How does the data stream when it's switched to wifi by the hotspot increase over the maximum that LTE provides? I can see how it could change the Tesla from 3G to 4G LTE speeds, but wifi speeds??? How can they exceed the LTE speeds if the connection is then routed through LTE (the bottleneck in the system)?
Looking at the Karma site (I'm assuming this is what you're talking about: How it Works | Karma ) they only claim 4G LTE speeds.
It seems no different than tethering your 4G/LTE phone over wifi to other devices.
but yikes! $14 per GB!
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