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Obraik
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  #2421787 16-Feb-2020 12:25
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You might never need the true 0-60 acceleration, but it's certainly useful to have for accident avoidance


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  #2453232 2-Apr-2020 18:26
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What LTE network does Tesla use for premium connectivity?




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  #2453233 2-Apr-2020 18:29
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Dochart: What LTE network does Tesla use for premium connectivity?


It's usually a network in Australia and on roaming in nz.



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  #2453237 2-Apr-2020 18:34
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maxeon:
Dochart: What LTE network does Tesla use for premium connectivity?


It's usually a network in Australia and on roaming in nz.


I know in Australia they use Telstra for Tesla.




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  #2453241 2-Apr-2020 18:41
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Yeah same here all the ip traffic is touted via telstra oz.


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  #2453263 2-Apr-2020 19:22
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Review reviews of Premium - it’s ... not worth much.


  #2453269 2-Apr-2020 19:34
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BlinkyBill:

Review reviews of Premium - it’s ... not worth much.



Live traffic updates on maps and Spotify are the main ones



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  #2453272 2-Apr-2020 19:39
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It'll be $150 a year or so, for a 100k car it's about 2 weeks of fuel savings lol.

You can use phone data / hotspot for most things though apart from traffic data and sat View on the map

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  #2453286 2-Apr-2020 19:57
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maxeon:
BlinkyBill:

 

Review reviews of Premium - it’s ... not worth much.

 



Live traffic updates on maps and Spotify are the main ones

 

As a side benefit you get the Australian Netflix library in your car as the traffic is exiting via Australia..


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  #2460191 13-Apr-2020 09:40
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RobDickinson: Yeah same here all the ip traffic is touted via telstra oz.



This is clever as it allows the car to roam on any available network for data. NZ-based SIMs can't roam on other networks (unless you see 2 Degrees as roaming on Vodafone). 





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  #2460243 13-Apr-2020 11:07
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Yes. It works a lot better than my two phones on two networks due it being on roaming. Less Blackspots when travelling around outside Auckland.

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  #2460422 13-Apr-2020 12:02
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maxeon: Yes. It works a lot better than my two phones on two networks due it being on roaming. Less Blackspots when travelling around outside Auckland.


I can’t remember where I saw this but I found out that for New Zealand they use Spark as the roaming network.




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  #2460484 13-Apr-2020 12:54
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Can I ask ... in NZ, how useful, really, is satellite view and live traffic? Reason I ask is most of the reviews I’ve seen have come to the conclusion the Premium is a novelty that wears off, and isn’t worthwhile paying for. Just interested in a NZ perspective here.


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  #2460491 13-Apr-2020 13:07
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BlinkyBill:

Can I ask ... in NZ, how useful, really, is satellite view and live traffic? Reason I ask is most of the reviews I’ve seen have come to the conclusion the Premium is a novelty that wears off, and isn’t worthwhile paying for. Just interested in a NZ perspective here.



I don’t own a Tesla myself but I would assume premium connectivity would only be useful if your phone cannot get signal in certain areas where the Tesla can get signal and if you don’t have an unlimited mobile data plan.




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  #2460492 13-Apr-2020 13:07
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I personally don't use satellite view on the maps. I also don't really need the live traffic view. Without premium connectivity the car will still reroute you through the less congested route.

I do use the built in Spotify player which relies on premium connectivity tho. I also use YouTube from time to time if I'm waiting on my partner in a store. Youtube has actually been pretty useful in the current times as one of the supermarkets has a digital line so I can wait in the car watching videos until my number is called. However, this can be done with your phone to, either by streaming Spotify over Bluetooth or hot spotting your phone to the car for YouTube.

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