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Mobile tethering on car

Hi all,

I've just got a car that supports Mobile Tethering Hot spot and Mirror link ( I don't really understand all of it ). Can anyone explain how much of my Data this sort of connection would use please say if I was using the connection for google maps and navigation?

The Phone also supports Mirror link.

I have a Virgin Mobile monthly Sim only 4GB data package. 

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Turning your phone into a hotspot/tethering is against Virgin's Terms.

How much data will be used, that is really down to you - who will you give permission to join the hotspot and how much data are they likely to use ??

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Are you sure it's for your car to tether to your phone and not the other way round? My wife's Peugeot supports tethering but it's for you to tether to the car, not the other way round. To make it work you have to buy a stupidly expensive USB dongle from Peugeot.

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From what I understand it uses my phone as a wifi hot spot, I have to turn tethering on.

What I need to know is roughly how much Data is it likely to use.

 

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Turning your phone into a hotspot/tethering is against Virgin's Terms.

How much data will be used, that is really down to you - who will you give permission to join the hotspot and how much data are they likely to use ??

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Ah right so now I know Virgin don't allow tethering I'll have to look at a different option.
The connection would only be used between my phone and the car's Infotainment system (Honda Connect)
Just been looking at apps for Navigation or using Google maps navigation.

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Your car does not have a built-in satnav?

My phone connects to my car entertainment system/satnav by Bluetooth, not sure how the Mirrorlink you have connects?

Data tethering is on for my car, but is only used by the car's satnav for TomTom/Google searches and only very small amounts of data are used for this.

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Honda's system is a nasty implementation of Android Auto.

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No My car does not have the Satnav version of Honda connect Smiley Sad
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wonkotsane wrote:

Honda's system is a nasty implementation of Android Auto.


Oh! I think it looks and works great, I was just looking at adding Satnav via the tethering.

Just looking in to the possibilities that's all, if not possible then so be it.

I have experimented and managed to connect the car to the house wifi while car is in the drive and managed to complete a few minor updates on the system.

 

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Three's unlimited data plans start at £18pm and give you 20gb of tethering.

Android Auto has so much potential, they just need a visionary like me doing product development. Smiley Very Happy If I was designing an Android Auto system I'd want the dash replaced with a display screen with customisable dashboard. I'd also have the arms and buttons hooked up to it so their function can be changed. They could be used to open garage doors, indicate entitlement to disabled parking, activate security barriers, etc. There's loads of things you could do with a car designed to use Android from the ground up.

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