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jschille 04-12-2019 10:36 AM

Do you use the SIM card slot? What for?
 
Hey gang, title pretty much sums it up. Anything I'm missing out on by completely letting all the gadgets in the glove box go to waste?

Thanks!

ribeye 04-12-2019 12:23 PM


Originally Posted by jschille (Post 25302613)
Hey gang, title pretty much sums it up. Anything I'm missing out on by completely letting all the gadgets in the glove box go to waste?

Thanks!

I only use the sim card slot to upgrade my maps.
I was surprised to see a CD slot in there about a month after I got the car.

jschille 04-12-2019 12:30 PM


Originally Posted by ribeye (Post 25302658)
I only use the sim card slot to upgrade my maps.
I was surprised to see a CD slot in there about a month after I got the car.

I saw that thread about updating maps... somewhat off topic, but will my maps be auto updated if my car is under the audi connect plan?

ribeye 04-12-2019 02:13 PM


Originally Posted by jschille (Post 25302663)
I saw that thread about updating maps... somewhat off topic, but will my maps be auto updated if my car is under the audi connect plan?

I don't think it will do it automatically, but you can tell it to do it in the MMI. Also, from what I understand, you can upload different regions, but I not sure if you can upload the entire map set over the air. The sim card is the best way to do it (In my humble opinion)

dassq5 04-12-2019 03:00 PM

all of my music!
 
i use both slots for music. don't listen to radio - am, fm or satellite, nor bluetooth from my phone.

turbophreak 04-12-2019 03:51 PM

OP is talking about the SIM slot, not the SD card slots.

As far as I know the B9 uses an eSIM which is embedded in the MMI. This is what connects the car to Audi Connect. So I'm pretty sure the SIM slot is useless unless Audi one day allows you select a different cellular carrier.

Martigary 04-12-2019 03:54 PM

SIM card slot or SD card slot ?
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.aud...88e7387093.jpg
I use the SIM for a mobile SIM card - that gives me Audi Connect access.
The SD card slots are handy for quick and easy music play lists to sit in.

blchandl2 04-12-2019 04:03 PM

+1 for using them for music. I can have hours of commercial free music I like FREE!

dassq5 04-12-2019 04:17 PM

oops
 

Originally Posted by turbophreak (Post 25302760)
OP is talking about the SIM slot, not the SD card slots.

As far as I know the B9 uses an eSIM which is embedded in the MMI. This is what connects the car to Audi Connect. So I'm pretty sure the SIM slot is useless unless Audi one day allows you select a different cellular carrier.

to quote Roseanne Roseannadanna -- "nevermind"

jschille 04-15-2019 12:36 PM


Originally Posted by Martigary (Post 25302761)
SIM card slot or SD card slot ?
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.aud...88e7387093.jpg
I use the SIM for a mobile SIM card - that gives me Audi Connect access.
The SD card slots are handy for quick and easy music play lists to sit in.

Maybe this is a ridiculous question. But does the car not automatically connect to Audi Connect via LTE? Are there additional features that can be used through the SIM?


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