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post #1 of 25 Old 03-20-2017, 11:47 PM Thread Starter
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My ATT freebie is expiring and I recently got "free" extra lines from T Mobile. I was wondering if I can just change the ATT sim to T Mobile and does that work ? Where exactly is the SIM - Is that the one near the spare tire ?

And if I do that will the Emergency Roadside, Traffic and Remote still work - is that another SIM ?

I had serious problem go get all the electronics to work when I took the F-PACE off the lot and I use WiFI a lot and seem to have better reception than a phone hotspot.

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post #2 of 25 Old 03-21-2017, 12:29 AM
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I have has T Mobile since day 1 and it worls great in both of my FP's. The sim card is in the armrest. Pop it out and pop the new one in. I am 99% sure it is the medium size sim card.

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And if I do that will the Emergency Roadside, Traffic and Remote still work - is that another SIM ?

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Thanks for the advice and experiences.
Just an additional point of clarification to the response above from Stormgrey:

Emergency Roadside is indeed connected through another network. And, it is handled by the "built-in" SIM, NOT the "owner subscribed" one that supports Remote Start, Route Planner and detailed traffic. So it is not affected by your AT&T contract or the replacement SIM card in your armrest.

This "built-in" connection for Emergency Roadside I believe is good for five years.

If you want more insight into the different connections, search this forum for posts from VZX-CO on the subject. He's contributed with the most intelligible answers to a lot of these questions in the past.
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Would it be fair to say that the SIM in the F Pace is a GSM based SIM and not a CDMA based SIM? IE; you could not use a Verizon SIM vs a ATT/T-Mobile SIM? Or could you use either ??

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Would it be fair to say that the SIM in the F Pace is a GSM based SIM and not a CDMA based SIM? IE; you could not use a Verizon SIM vs a ATT/T-Mobile SIM? Or could you use either ??
Correct. Since the car is connecting over 3G then either AT&T or T-Mobile (and some other regional carriers and MVNOs) will work but it has to be a GSM based carrier. When they decide to update the device to 4GLTE then you should be able to use an LTE SIM from any carrier including Verizon to connect assuming that the radio they use supports the proper LTE frequencies for each carrier.

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Correct. Since the car is connecting over 3G then either AT&T or T-Mobile (and some other regional carriers and MVNOs) will work but it has to be a GSM based carrier. When they decide to update the device to 4GLTE then you should be able to use an LTE SIM from any carrier including Verizon to connect assuming that the radio they use supports the proper LTE frequencies for each carrier.

And so if the 2018's are 4G connectivity then either carriers card would work regardless of GSM or CDMA? I'm thinking I could just add a line to my Verizon acct for less money than signing on with ATT. If this is really true then I won't even get started with the 3 months on ATT, I'll just start with VER...... Does the vehicle hold a NANO or MICRO sim card? Thank you for your help..!

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I have has T Mobile since day 1 and it worls great in both of my FP's. The sim card is in the armrest. Pop it out and pop the new one in. I am 99% sure it is the medium size sim card.
Did you register SIM card somehow?
I don't have 3G data service because according AT&T my SIM card was 'returned to stock' i.e. unlinked from my car somehow.
It happened after visit to JLR service center and they vague on details.
Can't resolve this issue for couple months already.

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Did you register SIM card somehow?
I don't have 3G data service because according AT&T my SIM card was 'returned to stock' i.e. unlinked from my car somehow.
It happened after visit to JLR service center and they vague on details.
Can't resolve this issue for couple months already.
With T Mobile it's plug and play.

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With T Mobile it's plug and play.
Unfortunately I have 3 lines with AT&T already and a lot of traffic on data plan so T-Mobile is not an option for me

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And so if the 2018's are 4G connectivity then either carriers card would work regardless of GSM or CDMA? I'm thinking I could just add a line to my Verizon acct for less money than signing on with ATT. If this is really true then I won't even get started with the 3 months on ATT, I'll just start with VER...... Does the vehicle hold a NANO or MICRO sim card? Thank you for your help..!
unfortunately no. My understanding from reading these forums is that the 2018 F-Pace will ship with 4G and not 4GLTE, they are two different technologies. 4G is based on the old GSM standard while LTE is a new wireless technology. CDMA carriers such as Verizon and Sprint did not move to sim based device registration until they rolled out their LTE networks.

As I mentioned in my earlier post, not only will the F-Pace have to have a modem that supports 4GLTE it also has to support the different frequencies and bands that each carrier runs their LTE network on. For example, AT&T runs its LTE network on bands 2, 4, 5, 17 across frequencies of 1900, 1700 and 700MHz while Verizon supports the same frequencies but across bands 2, 4, 13. *
For*comparison most European carriers have deployed LTE across bands 3, 7, 20, and frequencies of 1800,2600 and 800 MHz

Phonearena.com has some good articles on LTE deployments if you are looking for some light reading
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