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padgett 04-05-2013 08:31 AM

Sprint Rates for 2014 Uconnect
 
Are these rates correct for the 2014 Uconnect ? Apparently is 3G only. I have seen mention that it can act as a hot spot, can it use local wireless to avoid charges ?

Right now I have both a cell phone that can be a hotspot and a MiFi device that can do the same. Can the Jeep use either of these or is it locked to Sprint ?

YWTK

Sh0rtBus 04-05-2013 09:53 AM

Re: Sprint Rates for 2014 Uconnect
 
I can say with some certainty that if it's only linked to Sprint, I won't be using it. Sprint's coverage absolutely sucks and come December, I will be finding a new cell service provider. Have them now and am very disappointed.

SnoFire 04-05-2013 09:56 AM

Yes the vehicle can only have Sprint. This was stated from the very beginning. Wifi hotspot that is.

Debauch 04-05-2013 12:53 PM

Re: Sprint Rates for 2014 Uconnect
 
Wait what? 500 megabytes for $49.99 ?!?!?

:screwy::wtf::screwy:

padgett 04-05-2013 04:07 PM

Re: Sprint Rates for 2014 Uconnect
 
Coverage in odd places is why both my cell phone and my MiFi device use Verizon. Yet another reason to use my own tablet.

BTW anyone notice that the base radio appears not to support handsfree ?

Jakkall 04-05-2013 05:22 PM

Re: Sprint Rates for 2014 Uconnect
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Debauch (Post 796569)
Wait what? 500 megabytes for $49.99 ?!?!?

:screwy::wtf::screwy:

That sux :slapfight:

ChrisUCF99 04-05-2013 06:51 PM

Re: Sprint Rates for 2014 Uconnect
 
1 day is 9.99
1 week is 19.99
1 month is 34.99

It's Sprint, unlimited usage during the time frame you pay for. It's slow as hell, well because Sprint. There is no contract, you can keep activating as often as you want.

I activated it for a month, it works like a champ, but again, data speeds are shitty. You tie your credit card to your UConnect account and can make the purchase in the vehicle, which is convenient. I can see using this if i'm on the road and in a jam. But it's not something I'm going to keep renewing on a regular basis simply because of the speed.

ChrisUCF99 04-05-2013 06:54 PM

Re: Sprint Rates for 2014 Uconnect
 
http://users.ctinet.net/cki/UConnectWifi.jpghttp://users.ctinet.net/cki/UConnectWifi.tiff

padgett 04-05-2013 08:18 PM

Re: Sprint Rates for 2014 Uconnect
 
So the WiFi hotspot is seperate/additional from the regular Sprint charges ?

Roki303 04-05-2013 10:44 PM

Re: Sprint Rates for 2014 Uconnect
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by padgett (Post 796878)
So the WiFi hotspot is seperate/additional from the regular Sprint charges ?

You guys confusing two things. There is hotspot that you can buy but not sure why would you ever do it if you can get the same via your phone and probablyy for free if you jailbreak it or root it.

Uconnect itself can tether via your phone via bluetooth (Android) or usb (ios). You need to download uconnect app to be able to do this. Than in your car you can use buildin pandora app but suck data by using your plan from your phone. Thats what they say in the manual but my understanding is that car's uconnect apps as well as phone app are not out yet. You need both. App on you phone (to be able to bridge phones data plan and uconnect) and cars uconnect apps to be able to use that data. Bottom line is if you have smartphone and data plan you are all set.

Sprint is ONLY if you want to turn your Jeep into wifi hotspot. 35 bucks maybe it is not sucha bad deal. Some phone companies charge 50 for the same in addition to your normal plan.

GCOverland 04-05-2013 11:08 PM

Re: Sprint Rates for 2014 Uconnect
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Roki303 (Post 796999)
Some phone companies charge 50 for the same in addition to your normal plan.

Granted, I'm paying $150/month for my T-Mobile service (with a total of 4 lines and lots of other toys) and I'm with them for more than 10 years now - but they threw in tethering on my HTC Sensation with my 5 GB 4G data-plan for free after I asked them for it.:thumbsup:

Charging $50 for tethering only sounds very expensive to me.:eek:

torifile 04-05-2013 11:10 PM

Re: Sprint Rates for 2014 Uconnect
 
I still haven't seen if we can use a hotspot from our phones to give the Uconnect internet. I already pay for tethering to my phone so it would be cool to use it. :)


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