Originally Posted by q5q7
Thanks in advance for some side questions:
my 2012 has a production date of April 2012. First owner leased it for 14 months.
It looks like I still have Google Earth Map and Traffic info working.
If I keep using them, how does billing work?
I'm assuming the Google map you're seeing is not just a local cache and you have access to all of the Audi Connect services like Online Destinations, etc. as well as Sirius Traffic. (Audi Connect and Sirius traffic with or w/o radio are from two different providers).
If the previous owner didn't cancel his acct., there's no telling how long it will work before requiring a new acct. He may have opted for the prepaid T-Mobile Audi Connect 30 month (plus 6 free) plan which means you may have the Google stuff for awhile. Or if he was paying month to month, he'll get the charge on his credit card and will surely cancel. If that happens, you'll have to contact T-Moble to set up a new acct or use one of the other pay for use companies like P-Tel or TruPhone. (Search the forum for info on the different Audi Connect T-Mobile provider options).
The traffic comes from Sirius and for 2012 models it's $4 @ month. The prev owner may have prepaid for some period of time so again, if and when it stops you'll have to contact Sirius. Same with Sirius radio if you have it working now and want it to continue; if it's working, he may have prepaid for a year on the radio so it could stop at any time if he cancels it for a partial refund or when the current subscription expires.