Submitted by Windsurfer on September 10, 2013
I'm anxiously awaiting the arrival of my Model S, most likely within a few days. As I think about the car, I notice that all of the internet and streaming services are via ATT 3G. Where I live, ATT service is, to put it charitably, terrible. I had my iPhone service with ATT for several years, but when Verizon LTE came out with the iPhone I ditched my ATT plan and haven't looked back.
My question is to those of you who currently own the car. How has the ATT 3G service worked for you? Is it adequate for streaming audio like Slacker?
If the service is poor, are there any repercussions due to service dropouts while uploading new firmware versions to the car?
I understand that version 5.0 of the software allows you to tether your cell phone connection to the car. Given that where I live, Verizon LTE is light years faster than ATT, would there be an advantage to just tethering the internet service of the car to the Verizon "hot spot" function on the 4G LTE iPhone?