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      04-01-2010, 03:18 PM   #1
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BMW Roadside Assistance App coming to iPhone, Android, Blackberry

Roadside, the group handling BMW roadside assistance, will be making their roadside assistance smartphone app available on April 8, 2010. Once the user is registered, the VIN, GPS Coordinates and type of service requested is electronically transmitted to a roadside call center. This has the potential to reduce the call time by 60% leading to quicker dispatching and an overall better experience.

The Key Features:
  • Roadside Services – Get connected with Roadside Assistance by selecting the service you require including: Towing, Battery, Tire, Fuel, Lock Out , and more
  • Dealer Locator – Search and find Centers near you. Pin point dealers closest to your location, find hours of operation, and obtain dealer contact information
  • Service Details – The minute help is on the way a reference number, service dispatch information, & Estimated Time of Arrival is transmitted directly to your phone
  • VIN Registration –Confirm your BMW’s Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and eligibility for Roadside Assistance thus expediting the service dispatch

Some of the key new features include:
  • Dealer locator
  • BMW Assist speed dial (for remote unlock and stolen vehicle recovery)
  • multiple vin registry

See http://www.roadsidemobile.com/bmw

Source: http://www.bimmerfile.com/2010/04/01...-app-revealed/

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      04-01-2010, 07:12 PM   #2
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what if you have both an iphone & blackberry? can u still use the program on both phones?
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cool!

i don't think its an april fools joke.. the links are legit .. ?
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what if you have both an iphone & blackberry? can u still use the program on both phones?
I would think so. You probably have to verify on the device by vin, current codeword or some other variation allowing to use on multiple devices. But what is to prevent someone using it to open your car!
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Looks like I'll be upgrading to the Droid.
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Looks like I'll be upgrading to the Droid.
You won't regret it.

Hopefully this isn't an April Fools joke...great use of technology.
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Guess it was an April Fools joke.....
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Guess it was an April Fools joke.....
works for me!
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Works for me too on an iphone.
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works for me!
I guess they were updating the site. When I posted my comment, there was nothing clickable on the website.
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