Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-08-2016, 01:01 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Saint Louis
Posts: 1,115
you can already make a hotspot with many phones, why would you pay for another device to do so?
__________________

__________________
2015 Ram 2500 4x4 6.4l with 2015 Sandpiper 25RLS
Wife, myself and 2 furry kids
Mountndream is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2016, 08:23 PM   #12
2007 WildCat 32QBBS
 
05CrewDually's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: NJ
Posts: 1,758
Quote:
Originally Posted by aceinspp View Post
Just what we need more tracking and invasion of ones privacy. One reason I do not have smart phones and do not have On Star activated. Later RJD
Onstar, whether activated or not, sends data regardless. You have to either pull the fuse or if you are really concerned you can unplug the module. The module also does the Bluetooth so you would lose that too. The module is called VCIM and on trucks is in the dash below the infotainment. It will have 3 plugs, a Bluetooth antenna, and a GPS antenna plug.
I know a bit about it because I just replaced one in our Yukon Denali. Personally I like the feature. I'm able to lock/unlock, remote start, activate horn/lights, check fuel level/range, check tire pressure and check oil change life left all from the Onstar APP on my phone.

As far as new cars with their own hotspot, I like the idea. We have 2 kids with Kindles and laptops. The Internet available to them can make our ride more enjoyable and they can get school work done.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	1457486053385.jpg
Views:	65
Size:	49.7 KB
ID:	101417   Click image for larger version

Name:	1457486126600.jpg
Views:	69
Size:	44.7 KB
ID:	101418  
__________________

__________________
*Current: 2005 Ford F350 Crew Cab Dually 6.0 diesel 4x4*
*Retired: 1987 F350 Crew Cab Dually 6.9 turbo diesel
2007 Forest River WildCat 32QBBS
05CrewDually is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2016, 08:29 PM   #13
Member
 
Bako88fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 86
I pulled the fuse. It gives me peace of mine knowing that's one less way to be tracked.
__________________
2008 Wildcat 29RLS
2016 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD
4x4 z71 Crew Cab Duramax/Allison
Bako88fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2016, 11:54 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
flymhi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Mile Hi City
Posts: 611
you can run, but you can't hide...YOU WILL BE ASSIMILATED....
__________________
2015 Denali Duramax 2500
2017 Coachmen 229TBS
2010 Shamrock 21SS - sold!
flymhi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2016, 11:58 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
flymhi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Mile Hi City
Posts: 611
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mountndream View Post
you can already make a hotspot with many phones, why would you pay for another device to do so?
The auto mfgs are counting on people wanting traffic, live weather, etc on the display screen. Yes this could probably be hacked to use your mobile phone HS but they wouldn't get a cut of the MVNO revenue that way...
__________________
2015 Denali Duramax 2500
2017 Coachmen 229TBS
2010 Shamrock 21SS - sold!
flymhi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2016, 12:09 AM   #16
Members
 
Tommy Joann's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Snellville/Stone Mountain, GA
Posts: 60
My Silverado is a hotspot through Onstar and My ATT acct. I use my IPad or my smartphone Copilot GPS maps with a more stable LTE connection. Also use Pandora on a more stable connection.
__________________

__________________
2018 Salem 28RLDS Showstopper Package
2015 Chevy Silverado Crew Cab LT Sport
Husky Centerline WDH
Tommy Joann is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:20 PM.