Tesla has unusually introduced again premium connectivity to some Mannequin 3 homeowners who’re technically not imagined to have it at this level.

The scenario remains to be unclear.

For the longest time, all of Tesla’s automobiles got here with web connectivity included – one thing that’s typically a premium possibility within the business.

The automaker made in depth use of that connectivity in lots of its options – together with driver help options to assist develop its Autopilot system.

Again in 2018, Tesla indicated that it might be introducing different tiers of connectivity with the extra knowledge heavy options shifting to paid subscription service:

  • Commonplace Connectivity provides fundamental maps & navigation, music & media over Bluetooth® and software program updates over Wi-Fi. Word: Necessary security updates will proceed to be obtainable over the automobile’s mobile connection.
  • Premium Connectivity provides satellite-view maps with dwell visitors visualization, in-car streaming music & media, an web browser (for Mannequin S and Mannequin X), and over-the-air software program updates through Wi-Fi and mobile.

The result’s that every one Tesla automobiles ordered earlier than July 2018 nonetheless have full connectivity without cost and automobiles produced after need to pay $10 per 30 days for the premium connectivity options after a time frame.

Nevertheless, a number of Tesla homeowners who needed to pay for premium connectivity at the moment are reporting that Tesla modified their tier over the previous few days.

Right here Tesla added a premium connectivity subscription to a 2019 Mannequin 3 proprietor who wasn’t paying for it:

Tesla seems to have up to date its eligibility necessities for premium connectivity, but it surely’s unclear to what extent.

Three Tesla homeowners in the identical scenario have reached out to Electrek during the last 2 days.

Like many current updates from Tesla, it’s arduous to inform who it applies to, however all three homeowners have been from Canada.

If Tesla has modified your premium connectivity, please tell us the place and on what automobile within the remark part beneath.

Once more, usually, we’d ask Tesla’s PR division to make clear the scenario, however as we lately reported, it has been disbanded and it’s now arduous to know Tesla’s strikes at occasions.

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