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navychop

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Not to hijack the conversation but, I have a 2015 Audi that originally had an AT&T SIM and access to their 3G network. I replaced that AT&T SIM with a pay as you go TruPhone SIM, much cheaper than AT&T and and things worked great. (real time Google maps data, search, weather, etc.). The car is not 4G LTE capable to my knowledge. I assume that with all of these 3G networks shutting down I’ll be SOL with respect to data service. I’ll have to ping Audi to see what they say.

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So, I got my answer buried deeply on Audi’s website.

All Audi connect services will no longer be available following AT&T’s 3G turndown on 2/22/22.

Impacted services include:
Google Voice Search, Weather, Fuel Prices, Travel information, Flight information, Parking information, Point-of-interest search, and Wi-Fi hotspot.
So which Tesla will you be getting?
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This guy should write movie scripts. When I read:
— especially as both companies lose pay-TV customers each quarter as the world shifts to digital television —
I ask myself, does he not understand that the world shifted to digital TV years ago? The answer is "No, he doesn't.", because he has no idea what he's talking about. I wonder what he's smoking? :rolleyes:
 
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ncted

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Well, AT&T does offer better rural coverage on average than T-Mobile. Still not as good as Verizon, but probably better aligned with Dish's customer base.

Lately, I have found my data speeds on AT&T have been suffering a bit, but, after comparing notes with Verizon users, they are seeing the same thing. We are assuming it is refarming of spectrum for 5G, which can be done fractionally on existing LTE networks. Not sure how putting a bunch of new Boost/Ting/Republic customers on the network will affect things, but probably not great.
 

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Just to be clear, not all phones are affected by the CDMA shutdowns. VoLTE enabled phones will continue to function normally. My LG Stylo 3 for instance, was released in 2017 and will work fine after Verizon shuts CDMA down. I am currently researching a new phone, but not because of any voice capability changes.
I also have a Stylo3 from about that date. How do I check to see if it might also work?
 
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This guy should write movie scripts. When I read:

I ask myself, does he not understand that the world shifted to digital TV years ago? The answer is "No, he doesn't.", because he has no idea what he's talking about. I wonder what he's smoking? :rolleyes:
When he used the word "digital," I think he meant "streaming" or "online". Which would be true.

At any rate, Ergen this year continues to state that a merger between DISH and DTV is "inevitable". I don't see any reason to doubt him. And this deal between DISH and AT&T probably only makes future discussions to merge those satellite TV services happen more easily. Whether or not the DOJ allows it (especially under the current admin), who knows. But I think they'll try.
 
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When he used the word "digital," I think he meant "streaming" or "online". Which would be true.

At any rate, Ergen this year continues to state that a merger between DISH and DTV is "inevitable". I don't see any reason to doubt him. And this deal between DISH and AT&T probably only makes future discussions to merge those satellite TV services happen more easily. Whether or not the DOJ allows it (especially under the current admin), who knows. But I think they'll try.
The new entity that will soon control dtv will probably buy dish
 

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The new entity that will soon control dtv will probably buy dish
Yeah, I could see DISH spinning off their satellite and Sling streaming TV services to that new entity (DIRECTV) in exchange for a big ownership stake in it. The new DIRECTV company that will come into existence any day now will be 70% owned by AT&T and 30% by investor group TPG, but with both companies equally represented on the board of directors.

Maybe DISH will trade them their TV services in exchange for something like a 40% stake, leaving AT&T with 42% of the enlarged company and TPG with 18%. Or perhaps TPG gives DISH some cash as part of the transaction in exchange for a bit larger piece of the company, e.g. TPG at 30% and DISH at 28%. Something along those lines is how I could see the deal going down. I don't think anyone is going to outright buy either satellite TV service at this point.

By spinning off their legacy TV business, it would leave DISH focused on their growing wireless business, just as AT&T is now focused on their wireless and broadband businesses.
 
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Not to hijack the conversation but, I have a 2015 Audi that originally had an

EDIT:
So, I got my answer buried deeply on Audi’s website.

All Audi connect services will no longer be available following AT&T’s 3G turndown on 2/22/22.

Impacted services include:
Google Voice Search, Weather, Fuel Prices, Travel information, Flight information, Parking information, Point-of-interest search, and Wi-Fi hotspot.

The forums say audi shops can change out the 3g versions for 4g on the older model cars.
 
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Please read up on hybrids. Overhyped. Real world, the frequent ICE shutdowns and restarts emit more pollution, as the catalytic converters don’t work when cooled down and reheated.
 
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And, I suspect, any purchase around five years out will have you leaning strongly toward BEVs.
 
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