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SIM card for google maps

Adrian chandler Jul 2, 2018

  1. Adrian chandler

    Adrian chandler New Member

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    hi I am wanting too get my google maps working on my Audi looking at a preloaded SIM card does anyone know now much data they use ?
    Thanks Ady
     
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  3. Spiedhermonkey

    Spiedhermonkey Active Member VCDS Map User

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    It's early days in my ownership, but I went for the 24GB Data only SIM from 3. It lasts 2 years & you can top up if necessary. That cost me about £45 from Amazon and was recommended to me by someone who said it had lasted them long enough.
     
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  4. SteveMcB

    SteveMcB Well-Known Member Team Sepang SQ5 owners group Audi Cabriolet Owner Group

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    1 gig per month does me for google earth, on my third 12 month/12gb from 3, cost about £24.
     
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  5. B5NUT

    B5NUT Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group VCDS Map User Audi A6 Audi A3 Audi Avant Owner Group quattro S-line owners group S tronic

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    I would also say no more than 1GB a month. I've had a O2 PAYG sim on a couple of cars for the last 3 years and never max out the 12GB yearly allowance
     
  6. DonkeyIce

    DonkeyIce Member

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    12gb 12 month card from 3 is just the ticket, lasts about 12 months, about to get my 3rd one,


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  7. q5man

    q5man Mythos Appreciator Team Mythos TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter quattro Audi Q5

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    Nice one, ordered a 24gb, so should be good for this car
     
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  8. q5man

    q5man Mythos Appreciator Team Mythos TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter quattro Audi Q5

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    I assume you just pop it in?
     
  9. Spiedhermonkey

    Spiedhermonkey Active Member VCDS Map User

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    I can't remember the process, but its fairly intuitive. Just pop it in & follow any instructions.
     
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  10. DonkeyIce

    DonkeyIce Member

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    Yea, a few settings to change on the network provider but nothing major, plenty of setting info out there on google


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  11. q5man

    q5man Mythos Appreciator Team Mythos TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter quattro Audi Q5

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    Fair enough, consider myself b0llocked Will google it
     
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  13. DonkeyIce

    DonkeyIce Member

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    Haha it wasn’t a dig it should be a pop in but mine needed some settings changed, each network provider needs a slight change to the settings


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  14. Cooper82

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    Apologies if it is a silly question but what are the benefits of adding a sim card? I can access the satnav and audi connect without the use of a sim card.
     
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  15. DonkeyIce

    DonkeyIce Member

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    Google maps overlay and street view, I’m not sure if you get anything’s more or less via a Bluetooth data connection from an Compatible phone as I’m an apple boy


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  16. q5man

    q5man Mythos Appreciator Team Mythos TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter quattro Audi Q5

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    you don't NEED to add a Sim card, as car will use your data from your connected phone. I issue I had is that my iphone is work phone, and they are now restricting data usage, so got a 24GB PAYG sim from 3 and popped it in, just need to ensure it is activated.
     
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  17. evans1089

    evans1089 Active Member

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    Older models can’t use that method. My 2012 bitdi can’t anyway with top MMI. Where as my 2017 Tiguan can use the hotspot off an iPhone.


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  18. fingermouse

    fingermouse thats me

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    strange our 2012 bitdi can but its annoying as I get a text every time I connect / disconnect from the car as my phone sim thinks its in a new device
     
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    evans1089 Active Member

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    Picture? I’m confused lol


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  20. fingermouse

    fingermouse thats me

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    I get the configuration msg and a txt from Vodafone saying it looks like you have swapped your device.

    Only does it if I use remote SIM set up. On hands free it's fine but then I have no data on my mmi
     

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