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It can be useful for kids in the back using their iPads or getting some work done in a pinch. Since my phone can be a hotspot, I really don't see the need. (Unless the car has a better antenna and gets service where my phone has a dead spot. That might be useful since I could still make internet calls.)
I agree. In my Bolt, I have ATT hot spot and my T-Mobile phone. Sometimes ATT has better reception in a specific spot and sometimes T-Mobile has better reception. Having also tried ATT phones in the Bolt, it appears that the signal is stronger for the car's ATT hotspot than for an ATT phone's hot spot. I have attributed that (correctly or not) to a better antenna with the car and a better antenna location (on the outside of the car versus inside of a metal car). I love always having the best of either service as I travel and want WiFi in my car (or want to make WiFi calls in the car).
 

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Crazy that my car was built 2 days after yours, but wont be delivered for another 3 weeks after yours. Maybe it's because Indiana is closer to KC than VA. Anyways, I'm happy for you.
I also think that is the case
 
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Crazy that my car was built 2 days after yours, but wont be delivered for another 3 weeks after yours. Maybe it's because Indiana is closer to KC than VA. Anyways, I'm happy for you.
yeah dave i wish i new that answer for ya.
 

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Crazy that my car was built 2 days after yours, but wont be delivered for another 3 weeks after yours. Maybe it's because Indiana is closer to KC than VA. Anyways, I'm happy for you.
I thought in another thread someone had worked out that cars going to east-coast states were taking a completely different shipping path than cars going to central states.
 

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I thought in another thread someone had worked out that cars going to east-coast states were taking a completely different shipping path than cars going to central states.
You're probably right. That path would be the 'slower path'. Actually I think it's going to Delaware.
 

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Crazy that my car was built 2 days after yours, but wont be delivered for another 3 weeks after yours. Maybe it's because Indiana is closer to KC than VA. Anyways, I'm happy for you.
Logistics
 

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I agree. In my Bolt, I have ATT hot spot and my T-Mobile phone. Sometimes ATT has better reception in a specific spot and sometimes T-Mobile has better reception. Having also tried ATT phones in the Bolt, it appears that the signal is stronger for the car's ATT hotspot than for an ATT phone's hot spot. I have attributed that (correctly or not) to a better antenna with the car and a better antenna location (on the outside of the car versus inside of a metal car). I love always having the best of either service as I travel and want WiFi in my car (or want to make WiFi calls in the car).
I totally understand having better coverage by one provider or another. I grew up in Wisconsin and head back several times a year - or did before Covid. I know all about the dead spots one of my sisters actually drove around testing for dead spots for TDS years ago.
I am just not sure I want to pay for 2 services just to be assured of coverage. I guess I will have to test the heck out of the system during that trial period. ;)
 
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I totally understand having better coverage by one provider or another. I grew up in Wisconsin and head back several times a year - or did before Covid. I know all about the dead spots one of my sisters actually drove around testing for dead spots for TDS years ago.
I am just not sure I want to pay for 2 services just to be assured of coverage. I guess I will have to test the heck out of the system during that trial period. ;)
Hopefully this will be much less of an issue in a couple of years once the 5G network gets built out. The super fast version of 5G is publicized most often, but a parallel version I think all the networks are also building should also noticeably improve coverage even if the speeds are only somewhat faster than 4G (which is plenty fast for the types of mobile uses currently in existence).
 



 









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