3G Cellular Network Retirement

Posted on November 12, 2021

Several network providers will discontinue their 3G cellular services in 2022. Once 3G service is discontinued, Model S vehicles built before June 2015 without an updated modem capable of 4G/LTE will not be able to enjoy certain features unless connected to Wi-Fi.

In order to maintain cellular connectivity after a network provider discontinues its 3G network, your vehicle will need an LTE-capable modem. To purchase and have this modem installed by Tesla, simply schedule a service appointment through your Tesla mobile app. Select ‘Upgrades & Accessories’ > ‘Accessory Installation’ > ‘LTE Upgrade.’ This LTE modem upgrade is available for €163 plus applicable taxes and includes installation.

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