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Discussion in 'Prime Main Forum (2017-2022)' started by pjm877, Nov 28, 2020.

  1. pjm877

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    Team, just bought a 2021 prime limited today. Dealership has to go and get it Monday.. moving up from a 2016 Prius 4

    what radio/cellphone does the sos use in the model? I got a heads up from Toyota that sos in the 2016 will loose that function in 2024 as 3G will be discontinued in the US

    I hope it is a 4G? 5G would be a long shot?
     
  2. schja01

    schja01 One of very few in Chicagoland

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    4G most likely. I have a 2018 and have received no such notification.
     
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    The FCC IDs for the data communication module used by the Safety Connect system are on page 81 of the Owner’s Manual (PDF). The JOYJ79 is an LTE-compatible module, described in my 2017 posting.
     
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    Which is a 4G variant.
     
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    LTE by Verizon as I understand it. In the LE model, Verizon LTE also serves the WiFi Connect. WiFi Connect is not available for XLE or Limited at least on the 2020 model. I don't think this has changed in the 2021 model.
     
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    I hadn't been watching this, but now see that Verizon will be shutting down 3G at the end of next month. T-Mobile, January. AT&T, February 2022.

    If those are correct, then the heads-up you got is either wrong and too far out, or it was for 4G instead of 3G.

    I wonder what this means for rural and fringe areas that don't even have 4G yet?
     
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    Starlink;)
     
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    When I call in to get the system initialized I will pose the question to the operator on the other end. Before I give them my credit card number to initialize it.
     
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    Confirmed it is using 4G/LTE for the cell radio.