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  • pdes
    Member Since: 11 Oct 2016
    Location: Cambridge
    Posts: 201
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery Td6 HSE Silicon Silver

    Internet connectivity

    Do I have to use the in-car SIM for data or can my phone be used? I have a large data allowance on my phone which I could share with the car.

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  • jimbg
    Member Since: 23 Jun 2016
    Location: Devon
    Posts: 1164
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery Td6 HSE Silicon Silver

    Yes you can, look in connectivity settings.
  • graemesmith1960
    Member Since: 30 Apr 2018
    Location: South Ayrshire
    Posts: 78
    Scotland 

    Activate a Personal Hotspot on the phone and then connect the car to the phone by WiFi. Being a Landrover however, it will probably forget the phones WiFi SSID and password on every engine start.

    Sometimes it works perfectly for days, other times you have to set up the connection each time manually.

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  • pdes
    Member Since: 11 Oct 2016
    Location: Cambridge
    Posts: 201
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery Td6 HSE Silicon Silver

    Thanks chaps. I was hoping it would be simpler. I guess I'll stick with the SIM.

    Cheers

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  • jimbg
    Member Since: 23 Jun 2016
    Location: Devon
    Posts: 1164
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery Td6 HSE Silicon Silver

    It is certainly a lot easier that way, I have lots of unused data on the phone, but a cheap SIM is just fit and forget.
  • graemesmith1960
    Member Since: 30 Apr 2018
    Location: South Ayrshire
    Posts: 78
    Scotland 

    Yep, Audi, Mercedes, Volvo and BMW hire cars over the past few years in Germany and Austria. Pair your phone and off it goes. Instant traffic info via the phones data connection.

    But we are talking JLR here!

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  • karmax
    Member Since: 13 Dec 2018
    Location: Kiev
    Posts: 6
    Ukraine 
    2017 Discovery Si6 HSE Kaikoura Stone

    graemesmith1960 wrote:
    Activate a Personal Hotspot on the phone and then connect the car to the phone by WiFi. Being a Landrover however, it will probably forget the phones WiFi SSID and password on every engine start.

    Sometimes it works perfectly for days, other times you have to set up the connection each time manually.


    If you are talking about an iPhone - this is the β€˜buggy feature’ - no device unless it is an Apple one performs an auto-reconnect to PHS, but it does not work all times with an Apple device either, once your iPhone goes off locking provided that you have disconnected from the hotspot - you have to reconnect manually by tapping on the PHS in your WiFi networks list.
  • danfrancis
    Member Since: 28 Sep 2018
    Location: UK
    Posts: 14
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery Si4 HSE Corris Grey

    Three is free 200mb/month fine for traffic etc. https://www.three.co.uk/free_sim_mbb/order
  • eelpout
    Member Since: 01 Jun 2017
    Location: CA
    Posts: 119
    United States 
    2017 Discovery Td6 HSE Lux Carpathian Grey

    Re: Internet connectivity

    pdes wrote:
    Do I have to use the in-car SIM for data or can my phone be used? I have a large data allowance on my phone which I could share with the car.

    you can use any Wi-Fi network for data as well. I have added my home and gym (heh) networks. yes, the account login is saved, only have to enter it once. so when I'm near these, the D5 switches to those networks from the 3G cellular link

    the issue is, my 2017 is achingly slow when deciding which network to use. it seems like the network link is always showing "..." while it is searching for what to connect to. it may actually be better to leave the Wi-Fi option disabled, use the cellular connection while driving and then when parking, switch the Wi-Fi back on to avoid this.

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