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Tesla 'Premium Connectivity' cost and packages

December 9, 2019

Tesla has finally announced it's Premium Connectivity package and it's going to be a $9.99 monthly subscription starting on January, 1, 2020. We know you have lots of questions about it, so that's what we're here for.

Past Tesletter articles

New car config 'lte_video_streaming:true'

Ahead of rolling out v10 to folks in the Early Access Program, Tesla also pushed a car config update fleet-wide. This new setting is «lte_video_streaming:true». According to multiple reports, the beta of v10 isn’t requiring folks to be on WiFi to use YouTube or Netflix, I guess that is why they released this flag. I wonder if in the future we will be able to pay more to be able to access these features while on LTE.

Read more: Twitter

From issue #77

New paid ‘premium connectivity’ package to support the in-car internet features

All current Tesla owners and those who order a Model S, Model X, or Model 3 before July 1st, 2018 will never have to pay to maintain the current level of internet connectivity in their cars.

For vehicles ordered after July 1st, Tesla will start offering two different packages: ‘Premium Connectivity package’ and ‘Standard Connectivity package.’

Read more: Electrek

From issue #14

Tesla FAQ about the new connectivity options

  • Standard Connectivity offers basic maps & navigation, music & media over Bluetooth® and software updates over Wi-Fi.
  • Premium Connectivity adds satellite-view maps with live traffic visualization, in-car streaming music & media, an internet browser (for Model S and Model X) and OTA software updates via Wi-Fi and cellular.

Read more: Tesla

From issue #17

The car now appears to display cellular bandwidth used and bandwidth cap

We believe this is only for folks in the Early Access Program- as we reported last week Tesla is enabling LTE for YouTube and Netflix for them- but I wouldn’t be surprised if this rolls out to everyone. The reason why is because now they can stream from their browser and I’m not sure Tesla can limit that to WiFi only.

Read more: Reddit

From issue #78