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Old 03-10-2014, 01:59 PM   #1
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Default Audi's in-car LTE from AT&T will cost at least $16 a month

http://www.theverge.com/2014/3/10/54...g-announcement

Not getting any better...
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Old 03-10-2014, 02:57 PM   #2
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Everybody wants all kinds of stuff but doesn't think they should pay for it.

Good luck with that.
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Old 03-10-2014, 03:49 PM   #3
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Everybody wants all kinds of stuff but doesn't think they should pay for it.

Good luck with that.
Quite the opposite. I want to use the data plan I already pay for. Audi doesn't get my money for Connect today, this kind of offer won't change that.

By the way Audi has got 100s of thousands of my dollars already.
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Am I missing something here? This is a whopping ~$30 bucks more than what you can opt for on the current T-Mobile plan of $450 for 30 additional months after the 6 month free trial.

I don't see how this is a major issue?
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Am I missing something here? This is a whopping ~$30 bucks more than what you can opt for on the current T-Mobile plan of $450 for 30 additional months after the 6 month free trial.

I don't see how this is a major issue?
You are starting from the premise that the current deal is reasonable. I wonder what percentage of owners sign up for that service.
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Everybody wants all kinds of stuff but doesn't think they should pay for it.

Good luck with that.
In my opinion there is no real reason for why we should have to pay twice for data. The capabilities of the MMI system are far less than our phones which already have LTE, so if they made the MMI use our phones for apps and data it would instantly be far more capable and impressive. This is how it is done in the rest of the world.
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Actually if you read the article it is

I quote: "And starting this summer, Audi says you'll be add a car to your existing AT&T Mobile Share plan."

now that does nothing if your wireless carrier is not AT&T - but it is a step in the right direction
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Everybody wants all kinds of stuff but doesn't think they should pay for it.

Good luck with that.
Quite the contrary...Aren't we paying 50-60k+ for these cars? I would call that paying for it.

I think they need to do a better job of integrating it with our current phone data plans.
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None of it is essential to the operation of the car, thankfully. I don't see the advantage to a Google satellite map. At least traffic from Sirius in free for 4 years.

The only things we're missing out on is online destinations, weather, and fuel prices. But even the 2013 VW's have better weather since they use Sirius weather for doppler map overlays, movie info, gas info, and even sports scores via Sirius.
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Am I missing something here? This is a whopping ~$30 bucks more than what you can opt for on the current T-Mobile plan of $450 for 30 additional months after the 6 month free trial.
I believe the T-Mobile deal is $450 for 30 months of *unlimited* data usage vs the AT&T "deal" for 30GB spread over 30 months. $16/GB is not competitive in today's market.
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