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Unread 11-21-2014, 10:46 AM   #1
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Built in WI-FI

Just got my 2015 overland and realized that for a fee you can turn the car into a wifi hot spot. Has anyone tried using this feature yet?

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Unread 11-21-2014, 11:04 AM   #2
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Unread 11-21-2014, 02:01 PM   #3
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Expensive and not particularly fast...using the Personal HotSpot feature on a major carrier's phone like MX71 illustrates is probably more cost effective, IMHO. And faster.
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Unread 11-21-2014, 02:11 PM   #4
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Plus, you can use it outside of your Jeep.
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Unread 11-21-2014, 02:57 PM   #5
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It uses Sprint and is not LTE. Use your phone instead.
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Unread 11-21-2014, 03:05 PM   #6
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It uses Sprint and is not LTE. Use your phone instead.
I did not know it was Sprint. Good to know! Thanks for this information. WiFi Hotspot from phone will be much faster (AT&T).
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Unread 11-21-2014, 06:01 PM   #7
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Chrysler uses Sprint, Hyundai uses Verizon, and most others use AT&T, or so I read.

I agree with the others, most smart phones are LTE now, and are faster than the 3G in the Jeep. It may be of some value to you depending on your situation, but for most, the smart phone's hotspot is a better choice.
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Unread 11-21-2014, 08:39 PM   #8
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I was under the impression, apparently mistakenly, that it was somehow SiriusXM based. I was considering using since I'm quite often in an area with no cell reception, if it is cell based it is useless to me.


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Unread 11-22-2014, 01:34 PM   #9
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I was under the impression, apparently mistakenly, that it was somehow SiriusXM based. I was considering using since I'm quite often in an area with no cell reception, if it is cell based it is useless to me.

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Like said above, it works on cell phone networks.
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Unread 11-22-2014, 03:36 PM   #10
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I was under the impression, apparently mistakenly, that it was somehow SiriusXM based. I was considering using since I'm quite often in an area with no cell reception, if it is cell based it is useless to me.


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No its cell tower based, not a satellite phone like thing.
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Unread 11-22-2014, 07:45 PM   #11
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Need money extra.
Probably works better with kids.
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Unread 12-19-2014, 10:08 AM   #12
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I wonder if it would be possible, through a flash reprogramming in the future, to upgrade from the 3G to the current "standard" 4G.
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Unread 12-19-2014, 10:12 AM   #13
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I wonder if it would be possible, through a flash reprogramming in the future, to upgrade from the 3G to the current "standard" 4G.
No, it would need a new antenna as well.
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Unread 12-19-2014, 04:04 PM   #14
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I wonder if it would be possible, through a flash reprogramming in the future, to upgrade from the 3G to the current "standard" 4G.
Sprint 3G is CDMA vs their 4G which is LTE. Different radios, new hardware would be needed. The CDMA radios will typically have a speed of up to 1 mbps down 300 kbps up depending on signal. Enough for surfing the web but don't expect to be streaming movies.
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Unread 12-20-2014, 08:11 AM   #15
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streaming

I'm not a movie streamer anyway, and my phone through Verizon Wireless can become a hotspot if needed. As was said earlier, this method is better than the built-in, as I don't have to activate anything or pay extra. Cellular hot-spotting can really eat up the data plan, though.
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