Cubic Telecom

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Tripleh
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Cubic Telecom

Post by Tripleh » Fri Feb 12, 2021 10:40 pm

Anyone subscribe to VW's data provider?. On the facelift Tiguan there is an inbuilt sim which is provided by Cubic Telecom, this is to act as a car hotspot and for the infotainment. It gives you 60gb roaming data for £99 a year, data last for one year.
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Tammma
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Re: Cubic Telecom

Post by Tammma » Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:03 pm

Why pay 100quid a year when I barely get through the 15gb a month on my phone plan?

Wireless hotspot goes on automatically when I get in the car via an app...triggers as soon as Bluetooth connects.

Does away with hotspot dongles and all.

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Re: Cubic Telecom

Post by Tripleh » Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:41 pm

Tamma what app do you use? I have an iPhone
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Re: Cubic Telecom

Post by Tammma » Sat Feb 13, 2021 6:13 am

Triplex

I use a thing called macrodroid after trying multiple apps.

Someone on here mentioned it and it was one of the only things that worked. Given the name I am unsure it's on the appstore but check first.

Failing that have a hunt through the forums this is bound to have come up previously for iPhone users.

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Re: Cubic Telecom

Post by iamkplunk » Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:16 pm

Probably cheaper just upgrading your own phone data allowance to cover it, and just set up the personal hotspot on iPhone and find your hotspot in the "WiFi" part of the car. Maybe have to manually do it per journey. Not sure if it actually would work long term but I did it for a small while whilst setting my car up.

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Re: Cubic Telecom

Post by Tripleh » Mon Feb 15, 2021 7:29 pm

Problem is having to switch on the hotspot every time I get in the car which in some cases is in a hurry. I have actually taken a 1gb free trial with Cubic Telecom and so far as soon as I hit the ignition button I have immediate connection. Tamma , I couldn't find any apps for the iPhone that keeps the hotspot on.
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Tammma
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Re: Cubic Telecom

Post by Tammma » Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:06 pm

Some guy on a Volvo forum seems to have managed it

https://www.xc40forum.com/threads/autom ... arts.1622/

Tripleh
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Re: Cubic Telecom

Post by Tripleh » Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:40 pm

Thanks for the link.But its the phone that shuts down the hotspot not the car. Sounds like he just has bluetooth connected to be honest, I may be wrong (I usually am)
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Blakey
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Re: Cubic Telecom

Post by Blakey » Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:57 am

This from the Settings Page on iPhone "Personal Hotspot on your iPhone can provide internet access to other devices signed in to your iCloud account without requiring you to enter the password." Basically, if you leave it switched on, once you have paired with the car, it should default to it every time you get in.

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Re: Cubic Telecom

Post by Tripleh » Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:49 am

Blakey, looking online I found that it will only stay "live" if used with another Apple product they call it live hotspot. I have tried thee car with my iPhone 7 with the hotspot left on and they do not automatically reconnect unfortunately
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