As shown above. You can connect up to 8 devices although 3-4 devices, at a time, is best for optimum performance.I saw an ad for the XC60 with Wifi hot spot available. Is that available on the XC90 now as well to create a hot spot for laptop, tablet, etc? If so, how to do that?
What is shown above is how to use you vehicle's WiFi as a hotspot.So it is tethering with my own cell phone connection, and not through the vehicle's modem?
In the US - the service is via AT&T and is complimentary for 6 months. BUT: at this point Volvo and AT&T do not have a renewal offering ... so Volvo will continue to provide complimentary data coverage. Read more here:Is the modem data service in the car on a trial period or is it permanently free?
Think of it this way - your car has its own 3G+WiFi radio. You can use that from the devices in your car. In such cases, it will use the car's 3G connection. So will the rest of the network-attached features of the car.I was just confused as the instructions state "The network service provider (the SIM card) must support tethering." So this service is provided by Sensus I presume, and after the 6 month free trial, it is extra cost? Would I be able to use my cell phone to provide the internet connection to the car for free?
Interesting. I did not know this. Is this separate from the VOC plans that are offered?In the US - the service is via AT&T and is complimentary for 6 months. BUT: at this point Volvo and AT&T do not have a renewal offering ... so Volvo will continue to provide complimentary data coverage. Read more here:
In the US - the service is via AT&T and is complimentary for 6 months. BUT: at this point Volvo and AT&T do not have a renewal offering ... so Volvo will continue to provide complimentary data coverage. Read more here:
Hi,Nice! Hope they are slow to come up with a plan.
If your service provider chooses not to allow tethering - you lack the basic functionality needed to do what you want. If you want to risk jailbreaking your phone and subverting your carrier, that's your decision.Hi,
I have an Iphone 6 which is 4G LTE through Sprint. Sprint like other carriers do not offer free tethering, and is extra charge to create wi-fi hotspot. There are some apps that supposedly can bypass that, and create a hot spot. Is it possible to bypass the car's modem, and use my phone's 4G connection, and basically use the car's Sensus system as a router to create the hot spot?
Maybe. If your phone is an Android device you may be able to connect it to the USB connection - in effect, a hard wired Internet connection. Otherwise the car would have to connect to the phone via WiFi - and the mobile device would have to support that (either natively, through a jailbreak or third party app).There are apps such as PDAnet which enable people to tether for free without having to pay extra charge to the carrier. My question is can we just connect our phone to the car, and basically have the car use the phone's internet connection without paying extra to the carrier for it.
That would only make sense if you hard wired (USB) your mobile device's Internet connectivity to the car. If you are connecting the car to the mobile device via WiFi ... you would just connect other devices to your mobile device as well. (No need to add the car into the equation.)Then, use the car as a router for other devices.