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Old 11-17-2012, 07:30 AM   #1
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I'm looking at buying a 2013 A6 and have a question about the Audi Connect service.

I understand that the card has a SIM card and that it connects to cellular service (I think T Mobile) to provide the Google Earth nav images, WiFi hot spot, and such.

What I'm not clear on is the cost of this service, which isn't mentioned in the brochure or on Audi's web site as far as I can tell.

The salesman said it was "$450 for three years" and that that included 2GB of data per month, and that Google Earth images didn't count against that limit. However, he seemed less than confident about this information.

Does this sound correct? What are you guys paying?
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That "$450" option he is offering you is only available when you initially get your car.

What he is saying about the data limits doesn't sound familiar to me.

When I got my car it was an unlimited plan @ $30/month

Here are the pricing plans:
1) Monthly Recurring ($30/Month)
2) 1 Year Pre-Paid - $324 ($27/Month)
3) 2 Year Pre-Paid - $600 ($25/Month)
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I wonder what percentage of Audi owners continue with service after trial period ends?

I won't.
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To be honest, we at the dealership dont know exactly how much data is available but the assumption would be unlimited.
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Is the $450 really for 3 years? So a total of 3.5 years from he date of purchase. does it include the free 6 montes? I would like to know, because my car is due in Jan. I think it sounds great $12.50 a month.
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Is the $450 really for 3 years? So a total of 3.5 years from he date of purchase. does it include the free 6 montes? I would like to know, because my car is due in Jan. I think it sounds great $12.50 a month.
No, its the 6 months + 30 months for a total of 36 months at $450.
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No, its the 6 months + 30 months for a total of 36 months at $450.
They never offered this when I picked up my car last year (along with the traffic)...would've been nice


can't complain though, the pre-paid sim is working out great for me. The only thing I don't use is the Google Earth. Everything else uses a minuscule amount of data. Have only used about 3 MB in 6 months
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This wasn't offered last year. Just started about a month ago.
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That "$450" option he is offering you is only available when you initially get your car.

What he is saying about the data limits doesn't sound familiar to me.

When I got my car it was an unlimited plan @ $30/month

Here are the pricing plans:
1) Monthly Recurring ($30/Month)
2) 1 Year Pre-Paid - $324 ($27/Month)
3) 2 Year Pre-Paid - $600 ($25/Month)
Interesting. Can I (for example) let the 6 month trial expire, and then renew it for a month to take a road trip?
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Is everyone eligible for the 30 months at $15 a month? I bought my A6 used and haven't done anything with Audi Connect yet - but I want to.
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Is everyone eligible for the 30 months at $15 a month? I bought my A6 used and haven't done anything with Audi Connect yet - but I want to.
Only offered at time of sale.
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:25 PM   #12
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I'm on the trial and wondered why we are stuck with Tmobile.

Here when I speed tested in an area with 5 bars 3G then ping was 302 ms, download rate 0.16 Mps and upload 0.08 Mps. Completely useless for any device!

So is the trial period somehow watered down?

If that's the speed I will not be buying that service.

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Is everyone eligible for the 30 months at $15 a month? I bought my A6 used and haven't done anything with Audi Connect yet - but I want to.
It is only for new car and you need to sign up with in a week of purchasing the car. After week you can't get 3yrs for $450.

I purchased it and I am loving it.
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This wasn't offered last year. Just started about a month ago.
Not quite. It was available at least before July when I my 2013 was delivered and I took advantage of the offer.

My understanding is the subscription is for unlimited data.
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Interesting. Can I (for example) let the 6 month trial expire, and then renew it for a month to take a road trip?
Yes, you can do that
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Here is my experience.

The service does seem unlimited, but does seem to be throttled quite severely after using 1GB.

I am currently using t-mobile prepaid at $25/month for 1.5 GB. The new service called Ultra.me looks to have a pay as you go plan that can bring monthly cost down to $8.33. The pay as you go is not available yet, but should be by end it the month.

You can use AT&T SIM, but will be limited to 2G edge speeds, but that really is not much slower than the throttled speeds.
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I got the 3 yr for $450 at purchase which I understood to be 1/2 price of normal charge. I don't know how much data we use, but it's nice for my wife to use her iPad with the wifi on road trips. Not sure if I'll renew in 3yrs but enjoying it now.
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It's not offered at the dealership.. you have to contact MyAudi about it. Even when I contacted them about it, the salesrep didn't know what I was talking about. She had to call t-mobile to find out about it.

It's for 2.5 years and starts AFTER your 6 month trail, so you get 3 years @$450 or $15 a month.

The only other catch is, you have to do this within 7 days of taking ownership of your new car.
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Can those of you xperienced with Audi Connect please provide a full list of what the option provides for the monthly fee? Ii see the Google Earth, and the wifi, what else?
Thanks,
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Can those of you xperienced with Audi Connect please provide a full list of what the option provides for the monthly fee? Ii see the Google Earth, and the wifi, what else?
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- Google Earth map overlays
- WiFi in car for up to 5 devices
- Google live Online Destination search integrated in car Standard and Google Earth maps (in addition to fixed, limited POIs preloaded on car with Standard map)
- Send destinations to car from Google Maps on the web and manage these from myAudi website
- Live Weather, Gas Prices, Travel Info and News
- Google Street View
- All data is in 3G where available

Note: live Traffic map overlays do not come from Audiconnect/T-Mobile but come from Sirius and are included with 3 month Sirius trial subscription (4 years traffic is included free on select 2013 Audi models with Nav+; i.e. A6. Sirius Radio requires paid subscription after free trial).
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