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Crocs



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Wifi Hotspot and Data Plan

Land Rover have now found a way of charging for the Data Plan and will be charging me £420 a year from the end of July. I don't use the wifi much, so £420 would not be worth it.

Don't laugh, but I manage with an iphone on calls/texts and 1GB of data for £5 per month (no, it's not steam driven!). I know I could add more and use the phone as a hotspot, but is there any way I can get the eSim in the car to link to another provider so that I could buy an annual plan with, say, 20/30GB?

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Dixy



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I do not understand what this is or what it does for anyone and when I asked the stealer they clearly did not either. letters not necessarily in the right order

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IGP



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Not sure if it's applicable but I just swopped to SMARTY for my phone (sim only). Unlimited calls and texts and 50GB of data for £8 per month.

Ivan 2013 Vogue SE SDV8
2013 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Luxury

Post #693969 6th Jun 2024 11:58am
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Crocs



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Yep, that's probably what I'll do, failing being able to connect the eSim in the car.

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Dixy wrote:
I do not understand what this is or what it does for anyone and when I asked the stealer they clearly did not either.


The optional data plan (free for the first year) serves two main purposes:

1/ it provides a shared internet connection to passengers via a wifi hotspot.

2/ it allows the car's optional apps, such as Spotify or Amazon Music, to stream from the internet without requiring CarPlay or Android Auto.

I renewed mine for another year a week ago, simply because I prefer the Spotify interface on the car than in Carplay. I also like to be able to continue using Spotify when I forget my phone at home.

Other than those two use scenarios, it's not necessary, as the car's connected features (Remote, etc.) use a different internet connection that remains active regardless of whether or not you buy the data plan.

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Dixy



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Thank you
I now know that as long as anyone in the car has their phone it is totally pointless. letters not necessarily in the right order

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Crocs



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The only other advantage is that there is the potential for a better signal as the car system is connected to an external aerial.

But, at £35 per month, I'll not be renewing and just use phone as hotspot.

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Bill



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Dixy & crocs, that’s the conclusion I came to as well. Wasn’t quite sure so your confirmation helps! Filters are in fact so good that in certain circumstances, when the ambient air is already polluted, a diesel car will tend to extract more particles from the air than it emits. Emissions Analytics worked with........etc etc

He who dies with the most toys wins...

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I did not renew mine. I can’t see any advantage over using a phone as a hotspot. The Spotify interface is exactly the same on PiviPro as it was before. Also I think when your phone is connected to the car it uses the external antenna anyway.

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