Prices for 4G data plans

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Rhevian
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Prices for 4G data plans

Post by Rhevian » Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:57 am

The data plans available are:

* 2GB/30days/€6.77
* 5GB/90days/€14.57
* 25GB/365days/€70.18

From CubicTelecom. (Not yet working, needs a future software update in the car)
(The remote control of the car from the app is already working, but you can’t yet use any streaming services in the car, or use the car as a wifi hotspot)

https://vw.cubictelecom.com/en

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Re: Prices for 4G data plans

Post by Ph66 » Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:58 am

I thought I read the SIM was included for 3 years in the UK ? Is this not correct ?
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Re: Prices for 4G data plans

Post by kyo10 » Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:40 pm

2GB/30days/€6.77 is very affordable. Wi-Fi hotspot in cars for passengers is a must-have in 2021. The easiest way to create a hotspot is to use a router or signal amplifier - https://www.myamplifiers.com/en-ca/. They allow passengers to use up to seven devices.

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Re: Prices for 4G data plans

Post by colonelpurple » Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:48 pm

Ph66 wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:58 am
I thought I read the SIM was included for 3 years in the UK ? Is this not correct ?
There are two data streams into the ID cars, a bit confusing

There is one for VW, e.g. updates etc. I believe this is free for a number of years (havent checked, is it 3 ?)

There is another one for data you use, e.g. internet radio, hot spot, etc.
If you sign up currently in the UK via the VW app, you can get a 1GB a month tariff free.
This is fine for me as it just covers the internet radio we use

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Re: Prices for 4G data plans

Post by scott28tt » Thu Jul 22, 2021 1:52 pm

I had my wifi-only iPad in my car once a few months ago while at a 50kW charger for a while, I tethered it through my phone which already has enough spare data at a much lower cost.

If I really wanted internet radio in the car, I'd use the TuneIn app through Apple CarPlay - again using the data on my phone.

I struggle to see a use case for the in-car data packages.
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Re: Prices for 4G data plans

Post by colonelpurple » Thu Jul 22, 2021 3:26 pm

scott28tt wrote:
Thu Jul 22, 2021 1:52 pm
I had my wifi-only iPad in my car once a few months ago while at a 50kW charger for a while, I tethered it through my phone which already has enough spare data at a much lower cost.

If I really wanted internet radio in the car, I'd use the TuneIn app through Apple CarPlay - again using the data on my phone.

I struggle to see a use case for the in-car data packages.
I agree
its just my wife doesnt want to faff around with apple car play, she just wants things to run from the main interface
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Re: Prices for 4G data plans

Post by gailjon » Thu Jul 22, 2021 5:30 pm

Surely the wireless carplay means that she doesn't have to faff around with carplay as it will automatically come on when you get into the car.

The data plans are very expensive.
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Re: Prices for 4G data plans

Post by Leccy » Sat Jul 24, 2021 8:12 am

Does CarPlay just fire up automatically? In our admittedly short ownership (pick up a few days ago) it seems that we have to choose CarPlay from the main screen each time. In fact my wife claims it wasn’t an option for her yesterday and that’s despite setting it all up the day before.
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Re: Prices for 4G data plans

Post by scott28tt » Sat Jul 24, 2021 7:26 pm

Leccy wrote:
Sat Jul 24, 2021 8:12 am
Does CarPlay just fire up automatically? In our admittedly short ownership (pick up a few days ago) it seems that we have to choose CarPlay from the main screen each time. In fact my wife claims it wasn’t an option for her yesterday and that’s despite setting it all up the day before.

Yes, when you first start the car the icon on the infotainment screen will say App-Connect for a bit, then switch to saying Apple CarPlay. As soon as it has done that, just press it.
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