I can't imagine any solution Volvo devises will be very cost effective, but I hope I'm wrong.Chatted with T-Mobile tech support today and they are phasing out 3G area by area. It would be grand if Volvo could offer a revised 4G or LTE module to replace the current 3G on my 2015.5.
I am optimistic, particularly for an affordable VOC solution which is the critical piece for remote start, et al.I can't imagine any solution Volvo devises will be very cost effective, but I hope I'm wrong.
Unfortunately what tends to happen with technology is once it becomes outdated you're out of luck.I am optimistic, particularly for an affordable VOC solution.I can't imagine any solution Volvo devises will be very cost effective, but I hope I'm wrong.
I am hopeful (guarded optimism) for a 4G/LTE vehicle data/modem. Good news is that there are other options for that. 5G seems more bleeding edge for most industries and consumers.
Agree.Unfortunately what tends to happen with technology is once it becomes outdated you're out of luck.
I'm not sure that vehicle manufactures have thought long term, seeing they probably figure that not many people keep the car over X amount of years or buy a new one.
However I do plan to keep my car long term but I'm not going to Spend large sums of money to keep VOC working. I'll tether phone for pandora, tune in, etc and live with whatever functionality remains on my 15.5 s60.
I am in the same boat as I own a MY 15.5 S60. However, whatever fix is going to include a replacement of a module since current hardware only supports 3G signals. Think of a cell phone I.E. Galaxy S9/S9+. It handles 4G and 3G, but is incapable of using 5G and not amount of software can fix that issue. Since it lacks the hardware to handle 5G.Agree.
My concern relates mostly to VOC which relies on 3G cellular for MY16s and some earlier model years. I updated my original post to clarify.
I am very happy to hear from WhoaVolvo who confirmed that Volvo is working on a solution at least for VOC.
There was an issue with Sirius XM according to my dealer that looked at our 2016 S60CC after we experienced it 3 times within less than 24hrs. Not sure why that would cause the entire system to reboot but it hasn't happened since.I experienced that twice so far in my 2015.5 V60. What gives?
Time to extend our 2016's CPO warranty to the full 10yrs, just in case we need to upgrade to 6G or 7G in a few years.Therefore, my fear is that any resolution proposed by Volvo to fix our current VOC dilemma isn't going to be a cheap fix between the part + labor. My only hope, is that they'd include said repair under my existing CPO if I lose functionality of VOC. But I truly and seriously doubt it.
Considering this will require the replacement of either 1 or 2 modules, I'm guessing the process won't be a few hundred dollars. Not at Volvo's $120/hr labor rate. There's a module that'll require VOC to continue operating and one that'll permit infotainment to continue working. Unless you plan to use a 3rd party hotspot and tether, than the infotainment issue is less of a concern. I don't subscribe to AT&T and use my unlimited hotspot on my cell phone instead.What do you consider "large sums"?
Wishful thinking to believe Volvo would consider this a CPO matter. I'd be flat out shocked if Volvo covered the upgrade on my vehicle next year. They'll probably label this an "optional upgrade" since our vehicles can operate without connectivity.Time to extend our 2016's CPO warranty to the full 10yrs, just in case we need to upgrade to 6G or 7G in a few years.
Not sure if other years and models are different, but traffic is provided through Sirius XM on my 15.5 S60.If one does not use VOC for remote start, traffic on Sensus and so forth, it may not matter much. However, resale value in northern states would surely be negatively affected without a viable remote start.
It is anyone’s guess what the options might be, 4G cellular for VOC might be an option but there may well be others.
Having a viable solution for another 4-8 years would be great if a modest cost can be amortized over 4+ years.
I am looking forward to options and would not want to dissuade Volvo from developing a solution for those who may want it.