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Does anyone have an idea if there's a subscription fee for the connectivity functions that the iPace supports?

I would hope that communication with the car's functions via the app and any OTA updates would be free, but what about the wireless hotspot?
 

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Does anyone have an idea if there's a subscription fee for the connectivity functions that the iPace supports?

I would hope that communication with the car's functions via the app and any OTA updates would be free, but what about the wireless hotspot?

Guessing there's no cost as it is with our 2018 LR RR Velar; it's free. The only subscription cost (which we did not opt for) is for the AT&T wifi hotspot connectivity...we have unlimited data plans on our phones with wifi hotspots so we don't need the car to have its own wifi. Our Velar, almost 1 year old now, still has a 4G signal for Navigation, Places, News (I believe...not sure), and In-Control Apps, and we don't pay any subscription fee. Guessing the Jaguar I-Pace will be the same; plus, it needs the connectivity for the OTA updates (although they said connecting to wifi is better for a quicker downloads and updates). Hope that helps you answer your question.
 

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I went to the Jag dealer and was told the cellular data is included for 3 months or 3 gig whichever comes first and data is $19.95 per month in AT&T. The salesperson believes the cars SIM is locked to AT&T which would stink. You would think a car like this which has software updates would include free data Just like Tesla
 

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I went to the Jag dealer and was told the cellular data is included for 3 months or 3 gig whichever comes first and data is $19.95 per month in AT&T. The salesperson believes the cars SIM is locked to AT&T which would stink. You would think a car like this which has software updates would include free data Just like Tesla
Oh yea that's crap. Like sflgator says, making do with your cell phone is probably the easy thing to do.
 

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This might be different to Austria. According to my dealer we can insert every sim card into the slot for 4g connectivity. There is not limitation on a certain service provider/Telco company. For the I Pace Touch Pro it has to be a Micro-Sim card.

There are separate costs for certain pro services as I unterstood. These services are included for the first 3 years and afterwards you have to extend them for a certain price/subscription fee (dealer/sales rep didn't know the exact rates). Right now I don't know which services this particular subscription fee is pointing at. Possibly at the InControl features ?!

I think the concept is that you have to provide connectivity on your own cost (4g, WIFI over smartphone hotspot or similar) and the services which are then provided over this working internet connection are partly bound to subscription fees. That is my information according to the manual and information from my sales rep/dealer.

Would be interested to get your point of view or received information on this topic...
 

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From my Jag sales person and the JLR rep who was at the dealership at the time:

1) Micro SIM in the car is only AT&T (USA).
2) OTA updates to the car will only happen when the car is connected to WiFi, locked, and at least 50 % charge. OTA updates will never use data plans.
3) Each country gives different amount of free initial service. He also believes it 3 months/ 3 Gig for USA.
4) AT&T has different plans for Jaguar micro SIMs; $20/mo unlimited data and $10/mo with 1 Gig limit.
 

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From my Jag sales person and the JLR rep who was at the dealership at the time:

1) Micro SIM in the car is only AT&T (USA).
2) OTA updates to the car will only happen when the car is connected to WiFi, locked, and at least 50 % charge. OTA updates will never use data plans.
3) Each country gives different amount of free initial service. He also believes it 3 months/ 3 Gig for USA.
4) AT&T has different plans for Jaguar micro SIMs; $20/mo unlimited data and $10/mo with 1 Gig limit.

Sounds correct. From someone with experience with JLR's new Internet connected system (in our 2018 RR Velar), I would say unless you feel like you absolutely need or desire the in-car connectivity, just use your smartphone. Your 4G-based Navigation, News and OTA updates via wifi should all work just fine without spending $10-$20/month for the AT&T sim-card connectivity. BTW - remember that Apple CarPlay should also be incorporated in an upcoming OTA software update. ;)
 

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From my Jag sales person and the JLR rep who was at the dealership at the time:

1) Micro SIM in the car is only AT&T (USA).
2) OTA updates to the car will only happen when the car is connected to WiFi, locked, and at least 50 % charge. OTA updates will never use data plans.
3) Each country gives different amount of free initial service. He also believes it 3 months/ 3 Gig for USA.
4) AT&T has different plans for Jaguar micro SIMs; $20/mo unlimited data and $10/mo with 1 Gig limit.
Question would be, is the LTE locked to AT&T or is the SIM card in the car AT&T but you can use a SIM from any provider?
 
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