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Old 01-15-2018, 10:34 PM
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Have a king ranch I just bought. Salesman said it had free WiFi for 3 months. How and where do I find this? This is the king ultimate. Think the only thing I don't have is adaptive cruise. 2017 model year
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The 2017 does not come with any WiFi hotspot. Your salesman may be confused. You do get 6 months of Sirius/XM radio.
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get yourself a MIFI, Verizon offers a mini wifi receiver works great.
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What's the benefits of having a wifi hotspot on truck? I'm using my phones service to use apps like Apple Music and pandora.
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What's the benefits of having a wifi hotspot on truck? I'm using my phones service to use apps like Apple Music and pandora.
Useless.... For 99% of people. A cell booster/wireless charger would be far more practical.
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Thanks. Salesman confused. I always give benefit of the doubt to these guys but I really don't believe they know their product at all. Or just enough too be dangerous.
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Thanks. Salesman confused. I always give benefit of the doubt to these guys but I really don't believe they know their product at all. Or just enough too be dangerous.
Thoses guys are Fiesta seller , nothing more
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I have a platinum Ultimate. And many other options, including the after-market VSS Ford remote start that sends a text to me when I get a security breech (and I spend $49.99)

There is no WiFi in a 2017 Ford SuperDuty, King Ranch or not.
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Have a king ranch I just bought. Salesman said it had free WiFi for 3 months. How and where do I find this? This is the king ultimate. Think the only thing I don't have is adaptive cruise. 2017 model year
Looks like it is available on certain models of the 18í F150

https://myvehicle.att.com/#/ford/learn
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Looks like it is available on certain models of the 18’ F150

https://myvehicle.att.com/#/ford/learn
And some '18 Fusions and Escapes, too.

Ford will soon release an ODBII dongle that you can put in any '10-18 Ford, Lincoln or Mercury product and get the same services.

It's called SmartLink and will supposedly replace the RemoteAccess (subscription and VSS/RMU hardware) that many have added to their trucks and cars over the years.

https://techcrunch.com/2017/01/26/fo...to-older-cars/
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Seems like I remember reading somewhere that 2018 Super Dutys equipped with Sync 3 have an onboard cellular modem now, it’s just not usable until a later software release. That would explain the substantial Sync 3 price increase for 2018.
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I have a wifi hotspot on my '17. It's called my Iphone.
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Seems like I remember reading somewhere that 2018 Super Dutys equipped with Sync 3 have an onboard cellular modem now, itís just not usable until a later software release. That would explain the substantial Sync 3 price increase for 2018.
I searched around a bit, can't seem to find this, can you dig up where you saw that? Very interesting...
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I searched around a bit, can't seem to find this, can you dig up where you saw that? Very interesting...
Iíve been looking but canít remember where I saw it. Donít quote me but Iíd swear I read it somewhere. Iíll keep looking.
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I have a wifi hotspot on my '17. It's called my Iphone.
I agree. For the $20/month AT&T charges for the data plan, you could just add another line to your plan for the same cost and leave it in the truck for the kids to tether to.....or just use your everyday phonemikebaby
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