Data sim card

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TheBook
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Data sim card

Post by TheBook » Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:03 pm

Hi all,

My car is being delivered tomorrow, which is nice. One question, do I need to get a Sim card for it, or will it come with one already installed? It's a brand new 2020 HSE.

Thanks in advance.
MY2020 I-Pace HSE
Mercedes E350 cabriolet
Range Rover Evoque Autobiography

rcoundon
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Location: UK

Re: Data sim card

Post by rcoundon » Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:11 pm

Mine came with an ubigi SIM which gives you a data subscription for at least a year - haven't dug into it too much yet
MY 2020 HSE in Caesium Blue. 20” contrast diamond turned 5068 wheels

dernotte
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Location: Montreal, QC, Canada

Re: Data sim card

Post by dernotte » Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:16 pm

MY2020 does not come with pre installed 2nd sim card , first one is the one in the TCU module, which comes with the car, by default.
Is it mandatory ? It only depends how eager you are to have : live traffic, hotspot, smart SatNav search, in car browser, weather forecast, news, music streaming, ...

TheBook
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Re: Data sim card

Post by TheBook » Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:38 pm

Thanks both, I guess I can wait for it to turn up then know for sure, one way or the other!
MY2020 I-Pace HSE
Mercedes E350 cabriolet
Range Rover Evoque Autobiography

RobN
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Re: Data sim card

Post by RobN » Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:31 pm

My UK MY20 came with the second SIM as standard. It’s on a 4G service called Ubigi and has a 500Mb monthly plan paid for 3 years by Jaguar.

So far no problems with it. It provides the real-time map info, news, browser, weather, hot-spot etc.

Enjoy the new car, it’s a great drive!
SE MY20 Corris Grey, 20” wheels, oyster leather 10 way seats, panoramic roof, black trim + privacy glass + 7kWh Podpoint & ICE XK8 Conv 1996 (Jag owner/enthusiast since 1994 :D )

TheBook
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Re: Data sim card

Post by TheBook » Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:40 pm

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MY2020 I-Pace HSE
Mercedes E350 cabriolet
Range Rover Evoque Autobiography

TheBook
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Re: Data sim card

Post by TheBook » Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:48 pm

Well for anyone curious, it did indeed come with a sim card. First impressions of the car: I'm very impressed.
MY2020 I-Pace HSE
Mercedes E350 cabriolet
Range Rover Evoque Autobiography

elbocko
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Re: Data sim card

Post by elbocko » Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:53 pm

TheBook wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:48 pm
Well for anyone curious, it did indeed come with a sim card. First impressions of the car: I'm very impressed.
I have had mine two years and still very impressed. :) :)
El Bocko

E 2ERO, SE, Firenze Red, MY19, 18". Still loving it.
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TheBook
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Re: Data sim card

Post by TheBook » Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:04 pm

Based on initial impressions, that doesn’t surprise me!
MY2020 I-Pace HSE
Mercedes E350 cabriolet
Range Rover Evoque Autobiography

ianipace
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Location: Cardiff, UK

Re: Data sim card

Post by ianipace » Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:28 pm

JLR dealers supply the Ubigi 500Mb SIM card with all cars that have the SIM feature. New and used. Not all models have it, it is an option on the new Defender for example.
The deal done by JLR with Ubigi is that it roams all the networks and thus is nearly country wide and most of Europe. It is a three year deal.
Before JLR struck the deal with Ubigi most of us opted for the 200Mb free deal from Three.
When my three year deal runs out I will probably go back to the Three 200Mb free deal, assuming it is still on offer!
200Mb is plenty to keep the traffic data coming in, but no more than that.
500Mb with Ubigi does the same but is not really enough to go web browsing!
To do that you need a 4Gb or greater SIM deal. Bare in mind that you will be limited to that' provider's network and may not give coverage countrywide.
This obviously goes for folk in Europe and the USA.

Stay safe

Ian
MY2019 SE in Caesium Blue. Panoramic roof and 20" wheels. Ohme Smart charger.

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