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Audi connect question

dtax Dec 7, 2013

  1. dtax

    dtax New Member

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    Hi


    I write from Italy and I congratulate you for the wonderful forum

    I'm going to order an A3 sportback 1.8 TFSI Quattro Stronic and I wanted to put the optional Audi connect, but the dealership did not seem very safe and the responses they give me.
    I ask those who have the 'it ..... but you can also call putting a sim that over the data service also works as a phone?
    Today I own an A4 TFSI Quattro Av Stronic and putting in the MMI navigation plus a second sim, it becomes a car phone in all respects without bluetooht and using the external antennza, improving the signal and resetting the electromagnetic waves inside the cockpit.

    As an alternative to the A3 c 'is the audi phone box ... that is connected to an external antenna via planar should simulate what I just described. (Less Sar and best signal) for 700 € ... but honestly I do not understand much utility except that the reduction Sar.

    thanks
     
  2. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    Sera.

    Where in Italia?
     
  3. dtax

    dtax New Member

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    Ciao
    Turin
     
  4. cemerson

    cemerson Well-Known Member

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    At least in my version, you can use the inserted sim card for data and phone if you want, or data only (with phone being over bluetooth)
     
  5. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    Torino, ah ok, inglese bene, benvenuto.
     
  6. dtax

    dtax New Member

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    Hi and thanks for the reply.

    But if I have the audi connect with the sim for the phone, bluetooth audi phone box and I do not need more or not?
     
  7. dtax

    dtax New Member

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    Sorry for my bad English. :)
    thanks
     
  8. cemerson

    cemerson Well-Known Member

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    You cannot order the Audi phone box with Connect, at least not in the UK. Pretty sure it would be the same everywhere though.
     
  9. dtax

    dtax New Member

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    I'd be happy if I can connect with audi call from sim
    If so I do not need bluetooth connection for phone calls.
    But with Audi connect, the sim has an external antenna for phone calls?
     
  10. cemerson

    cemerson Well-Known Member

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    Yes, there's an external antenna. It can use the SIM in the glove box, or your phone through the bluetooth remote sim access protocol (RSAP), which essentially does the same thing but with the sim in your phone instead.
     
  11. Itguy

    Itguy Well-Known Member

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    Isn't RSAP deleted from the spec since the brought in 4g compatibility?
     
  12. Leeber

    Leeber Active Member

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    i'm sure I read that too, apparently LTE was introduced in Italy in late 2012 (according to google at least) so one would assume that The Italian version of Audi Connect is LTE compatible as a matter of course, might be worth checking though.
     
  13. dtax

    dtax New Member

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    Hi Cemerson

    So it works as a car phone in my A4 TFSI, just have a second Sim card that supports both 3g/4g and voice telephony.
    At this point, you no longer need the 'AUDI PHONE BOX P to have less radiation Sar.
    Right?
     
  14. cemerson

    cemerson Well-Known Member

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    The phone box's main purpose is to boost the signal by using the car's external aerial. If you use the SIM card in the car (or RSAP over bluetooth - although not available any more it seems) it'll do that anyway.
     
  15. dtax

    dtax New Member

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    Cemerson I thank you and I go to Audi to make me confirm what you said, since according to the Italian audi audi connect you can not call. I'm confused.
     

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