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Old 05-27-2015, 04:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Q5 Bob View Post
I don't have any additional information, other than what was in the letter from AoA. It's about 1.5 hours labor (usually overstated?) and will "restore 3G capability". It sounds like Audi will be going with AT&T for all Audi Connect services due to better 4G coverage.
Already happened - 2016 models with AC now shipping have AT&T 4G LTE. Better coverage perhaps but I'd bet it also has something to do with the favorable deal Audi negotiated with AT&T.

As to the upgrade, it's likely a replacement transceiver module with the T-Mobile frequency that's missing from the original Audi Connect. Once the upgrade is done, my guess is it will receive AT&T 3G as is the case with most MY2014/2015 Audis. We'll see.

So far, no letters for the New England region. It must be a region by region roll out for T-Mobile.
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Already happened - 2016 models with AC now shipping have AT&T 4G LTE. Better coverage perhaps but I'd bet it also has something to do with the favorable deal Audi negotiated with AT&T.

As to the upgrade, it's likely a replacement transceiver module with the T-Mobile frequency that's missing from the original Audi Connect. Once the upgrade is done, my guess is it will receive AT&T 3G as is the case with most MY2014/2015 Audis. We'll see.

So far, no letters for the New England region. It must be a region by region roll out for T-Mobile.
I hope you're right!
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Old 05-28-2015, 06:42 PM
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Guys,

Really interested in the Truphone option....however not really sure how this works?

I got it that my car has a standard sim card....but confused on why I would need a phone number?

Also, what else is required once I install it in the car?

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Old 05-28-2015, 07:52 PM
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Originally Posted by DanMontgomery View Post
Guys,

Really interested in the Truphone option....however not really sure how this works?

I got it that my car has a standard sim card....but confused on why I would need a phone number?

Also, what else is required once I install it in the car?

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Just insert the Truphone sim card and follow directions to change the connection settings in the MMI:

APN: Truphone.com
Username: blank (might need a space if it won't accept a blank)
Password: blank

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Thanks.

Going to order one this weekend.

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I just tried to set up AudiConnect at home after picking up my new 2015 Q5 the other day. I have no data connection at my house with t-mobile. So I guess I am stuck with 6 months of free service that won' work near my home. I have great local coverage with AT&T, I wish they had already switched over....
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I just tried to set up AudiConnect at home after picking up my new 2015 Q5 the other day. I have no data connection at my house with t-mobile. So I guess I am stuck with 6 months of free service that won' work near my home. I have great local coverage with AT&T, I wish they had already switched over....
I assume you'll be using the car in places other than your driveway so hopefully, you'll be able to take advantage of AC/T-Mobile in other locations.
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I just called the dealer and found that they had not activated the SIM card. So hopefully all will work once that it done and I will have connection at my house.
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I just called the dealer and found that they had not activated the SIM card. So hopefully all will work once that it done and I will have connection at my house.
Glad you got it resolved.

I'm surprised that they didn't get it set up when you took delivery of your Audi.
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^^Me too^^
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