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2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Long-Term Road Test Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 10,315
edited September 2014 in Ram

image2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Long-Term Road Test

A built-in Wi-Fi hotspot became available after we registered and enabled the Uconnect system in our 2014 Ram 1500 pickup.

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  • handbrakehandbrake Member Posts: 99 can just get a cell phone plan that allows for a wifi hotspot.
  • goaterguygoaterguy Member Posts: 64
    It's sad when phone technology is so far ahead of automotive technology. I understand that vehicle technology has to be designed to withstand years of use and by the time it's in production, is already obsolete compared to the "disposable" phones. I prefer to keep my cars simple and without all that extra technology. I could pay almos $2k for the premium navigation radio upgrade on my Jeep or I could use my Galaxy S4 which does the same and I can upgrade as the technology improves...

    Take a look at used cars from the early 2000's with navigation screens and they look like Atari or the Commodore 64 compared to any phone from today.
  • kirkhilles_kirkhilles_ Member Posts: 151
    Yeah, nothing like paying $35 a month for Sprint 3G service. Yuck! I've got Sprint and it's not good. Isn't there like a $20/month option to turn your phone into a hotspot?
  • goaterguygoaterguy Member Posts: 64
    After about 9 years with Sprint I changed to T-Mobile and for where I live, I have great service, 4G LTE (I never even got 4G on my 4G capable Sprint phone) and I pay about 70% less. Hot Spot is included as mobile data in almost every country of the world. I only regret not changing sooner.
  • actualsizeactualsize Member Posts: 451
    Agree with all of that. I priced a Verizon 4G LTE hotspot. The device itself is $49.99. Monthly plans cost $15 for 250 Mb, $30 for 500 Mb, $40 for 1 Gb, $50 for 2 Gb and $60 for 3 Gb. Ram tells me they have no data limit at present, but 3G speeds aren't going to lead to high use, I think. If I turn my AT&T iPhone into a hotspot I'm obliged to sign up for a more expensive 5Gb data plan. And, the thing is, that modifies my contract. It's not just a spontaneous day/week/month decision.

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  • misterfusionmisterfusion Member Posts: 471
    Yeah, I can see the advantage of this feature, so really the only drawback is that it uses the Sprint 3G network. Like goaterguy above, I am a former Sprint customer who switched to T-Mobile due to Sprint's glacial 3G data speeds. Unlike Verizon, T-Mobile includes hotspot usage in their postpaid plans.
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