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In my previous Q3 there was a separate SIM slot which I used, I had my own ee data sim and being ee the lte signal was always pretty strong, however audi in their wisdom have removed this slot, so we have to rely on the eSIM, the lte signal for this is shocking.. where I get full bars 5G on my mobile, the car lte ranges from nothing to 3 bars
which network provider do they use ?
 

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To my knowledge Audi have never published the network they are using.

If you are using a decent Android smartphone such as a Samsung Galaxy then you can use the phone as a data source, this is because the phones support rSAP - remote SIM access profile. Apple iPhones do not provide this feature.
 

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Oh well 😢 I’ll just have to live with it I guess 🤣
That’s one up for Android, I have all Apple in my house. I’m not paying Audis third party provider for the WiFi hotspot support either, the wife & kids can use their own data 🤣🤣
 
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There is a sim slot at least in MY2020 which I have.
I did try another sim and it works.
Unless I am missing something.
 

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Here it is.
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The MY 2022 cars only have one slot, Audi probably thought that an extra SIM slot lost them a revenue opportunity.

The cynical bit of me notes that the Apple product user community is easy to take advantage of from a commercial point of view, already buying overpriced hardware that 'just works' so let's stiff them with an expensive data plan too.
 
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If I remember correctly that esim is from cubic telecom probably a MVNO
 

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My My22 doesn’t have a SIM slot or an SD card slot, they have removed both, plus the USB ports are now usb c, which make it quite a pain in the rear to do offline map updates, as you now need a USB to USB C converter, plus I have to get new USB C to lightning cables !
 
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Thanks, I didn't know the SD card slot had gone too, everything off USB, saves Audi money in hardware - you do have MIB3 which is supposed to be technically superior to MIB2.
 
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