E90Post
 


TireRack
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > General E90 Sedan / E91 Wagon / E92 Coupe / E93 Cabrio > What happens when BMW Assist Expires?



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      02-17-2012, 10:08 AM   #1
slingxshot
Second Lieutenant
14
Rep
204
Posts

 
Drives: BMW 2014 528i xDrive
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Long island

iTrader: (0)

What happens when BMW Assist Expires?

Hey guys. My BMW Assist will expire in about 5 months. I was wondering when it does, if I press the SOS button. Will it work? Will they respond? What happens?

Thanks!
Appreciate 0
      02-17-2012, 10:11 AM   #2
Exwoodchuck
Private
United_States
2
Rep
83
Posts

 
Drives: Yes
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Hometown, US

iTrader: (0)

Car will explode.
Appreciate 0
      02-17-2012, 10:13 AM   #3
EQUANT
First Lieutenant
4
Rep
310
Posts

 
Drives: 320d
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Bucharest

iTrader: (0)

The button will switch action to Go go gadget ejector seat
__________________
BMW 320 dA LCI, BMW PPK - 197HP, 2010, sapphire black, steptronic
Appreciate 0
      02-17-2012, 10:14 AM   #4
2kaccordocoupe
Colonel
2kaccordocoupe's Avatar
Canada
31
Rep
2,721
Posts

 
Drives: 2009 335i E92 Coupe
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: GTA

iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2009 e92 335i  [0.00]
You will get a recording saying that your account is not active.
__________________
2009 335i E92 Coupe
Manual/Navigation/Executive/Audiophile/Sport/19s
Alpine White/Coral Red Dakota
Appreciate 0
      02-17-2012, 11:15 AM   #5
carjon
First Lieutenant
3
Rep
349
Posts

 
Drives: 328xi Sedan
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: CT

iTrader: (0)

You can add years to the service if you want to. They will always be willing to take your money.
__________________
2011 328xi black on black. Nav, connect, apps, Sirius.
Appreciate 0
      02-17-2012, 11:22 AM   #6
Dark_Knight_335
Came to the N55 Darkside
Dark_Knight_335's Avatar
United_States
155
Rep
10,644
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 335 E93 M-Sport
Join Date: May 2010
Location: NY/NJ

iTrader: (27)

I love both my BMW assist emergency and concierge services- renew em every year!
Appreciate 0
      02-17-2012, 11:28 AM   #7
pimp4cheddar
El CapitŠn
pimp4cheddar's Avatar
United_States
29
Rep
1,789
Posts

 
Drives: Mojave E92
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Central Florida

iTrader: (11)

Quote:
Originally Posted by SDeFranco1 View Post
I love both my BMW assist emergency and concierge services- renew em every year!
What do you use the concierge service for? LOL

I'm not going to book airline tickets while sitting in my car, I don't need them to make dinner plans for me...I find it useless.
Appreciate 0
      02-17-2012, 11:34 AM   #8
Dark_Knight_335
Came to the N55 Darkside
Dark_Knight_335's Avatar
United_States
155
Rep
10,644
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 335 E93 M-Sport
Join Date: May 2010
Location: NY/NJ

iTrader: (27)

Finding a nice winery, bed and breakfast, or restaurant in the area whist exploring around with the fiancé across the country on weekend warrior excursions, complete with ratings of the best ones, and directions to places that just won't show up on the occasionally wonky navigation system.
If you're not into that sort of thing, then obviously it wouldn't make sense to you.
Appreciate 0
      02-17-2012, 12:28 PM   #9
VTECaddict
Where'd my VTEC go?
VTECaddict's Avatar
47
Rep
4,620
Posts

 
Drives: 06 330i 6MT
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Bakersfield, CA

iTrader: (4)

Quote:
Originally Posted by SDeFranco1 View Post
Finding a nice winery, bed and breakfast, or restaurant in the area whist exploring around with the fiancé across the country on weekend warrior excursions, complete with ratings of the best ones, and directions to places that just won't show up on the occasionally wonky navigation system.
If you're not into that sort of thing, then obviously it wouldn't make sense to you.
nothing a smartphone can't do...
__________________
AW/Terra | ZSP | ZPP | ZCW | iDrive | CA
Mods: BC BR | OEM Blacklines | M-tech rear | custom dual exhaust | M3 steering wheel | BMW SSK | ZHP shift knob | BMW Performance rep spoiler
Varrstoen ES1 19x9.5+20 Front, 19x11+25 rear
Appreciate 0
      02-17-2012, 12:30 PM   #10
Kolyan2k
Brigadier General
60
Rep
3,962
Posts

 
Drives: 2006 S2000
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Boston

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by SDeFranco1 View Post
Finding a nice winery, bed and breakfast, or restaurant in the area whist exploring around with the fiancé across the country on weekend warrior excursions, complete with ratings of the best ones, and directions to places that just won't show up on the occasionally wonky navigation system.
If you're not into that sort of thing, then obviously it wouldn't make sense to you.
yelp and google do that for free and you can actually see everything on the screen (reviews, ratings, prices, picture of food, street views, etc)

service is only useful if your cellphone doesnt work in emergency. you get like 5 free calls with the service
Appreciate 0
      02-17-2012, 12:36 PM   #11
Bavarian13
Second Lieutenant
United_States
2
Rep
252
Posts

 
Drives: E90 335, E36 M3
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Carmel

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by SDeFranco1 View Post
Finding a nice winery, bed and breakfast, or restaurant in the area whist exploring around with the fiancé across the country on weekend warrior excursions, complete with ratings of the best ones, and directions to places that just won't show up on the occasionally wonky navigation system.
If you're not into that sort of thing, then obviously it wouldn't make sense to you.
There's this thing called an iphone...
Appreciate 0
      02-17-2012, 12:43 PM   #12
Dark_Knight_335
Came to the N55 Darkside
Dark_Knight_335's Avatar
United_States
155
Rep
10,644
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 335 E93 M-Sport
Join Date: May 2010
Location: NY/NJ

iTrader: (27)

Great - I have an iPhone. If you like the inconvenience of pulling over, noodling around on your smartphone, when you can ask a simple question, or even worse, noodle around on your smartphone WHILE DRIVING, then that is your choice. I do appreciate the help and the advice guys (if it was even intended that way).
I don't see the big deal here. I like it, you guys obviously don't. We are all entitled to our opinions.
We all obviously wasted a ton of money on our BMWs when so many other cars can be had with many better features for far less money, and to make matters worse many of us piss our money away modding our overpriced BMWs which adds no resale value, and in some cases, even devalues our cars (myself included).
I would say this is hardly the forum for any of us to tell the other on how we shouldn't be "wasting" our money on anything at all. Just my .02 cents.

Last edited by Dark_Knight_335; 02-17-2012 at 12:50 PM.
Appreciate 0
      02-17-2012, 12:51 PM   #13
Bavarian13
Second Lieutenant
United_States
2
Rep
252
Posts

 
Drives: E90 335, E36 M3
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Carmel

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by SDeFranco1 View Post
Great - I have an iPhone. If you like the inconvenience of pulling over, noodling around on your smartphone, when you can ask a simple question, or even worse, noodle around on your smartphone WHILE DRIVING, then that is your choice. I do appreciate the help and the advice guys (if it was even intended that way).
I don't see the big deal here. I like it, you guys obviously don't. We are all entitled to our opinions.
We all obviously wasted a ton of money on our BMWs when so many other cars can be had with many better features for far less money, and to make matters worse many of us piss our money away modding our overpriced BMWs which adds no resale value, and in some cases, even devalues our cars.
I would say this is hardly the forum for any of us to tell the other on how we shouldn't be "wasting" our money on anything at all. Just my .02 cents.
Chill out. We were teasing you.

Also, the way you described the use of it was pretty good. Fiance, wineries, bed and breakfasts.

BMW should have you sell it for them
Appreciate 0
      02-17-2012, 12:53 PM   #14
Dark_Knight_335
Came to the N55 Darkside
Dark_Knight_335's Avatar
United_States
155
Rep
10,644
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 335 E93 M-Sport
Join Date: May 2010
Location: NY/NJ

iTrader: (27)

I know bro, I'm not upset. I was just saying for the record we totally waste too much money on these BMWs- but I know we wouldn't have it any other way LOL
Appreciate 0
      02-17-2012, 12:57 PM   #15
Dark_Knight_335
Came to the N55 Darkside
Dark_Knight_335's Avatar
United_States
155
Rep
10,644
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 335 E93 M-Sport
Join Date: May 2010
Location: NY/NJ

iTrader: (27)

However, you guys did get me thinking... I underutilize SO MUCH of the technology I have in my possession every day (and I'm a freakin TECH by trade!) and maybe it is time I started exploring my options better.
Appreciate 0
      02-17-2012, 12:58 PM   #16
Verbatim
Colonel
Verbatim's Avatar
United_States
37
Rep
2,555
Posts

 
Drives: 2008 335i
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: at the repair shop

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 BMW 335i  [5.00]
after it expires, will it still call emergency for an accident? i'd imagine it would be rather upsetting if bmw purposely chose to not implement technology that's already in the car in the event of a deadly accident, in hopes that people renew their assistance service
__________________

2008 BMW 335i Sedan | Sparkling Graphite | Sport | Premium | Navigation | Comfort Access | Logic7
Golf Tee | M3 Spoiler | LED Angel Eyes | 5000k Fogs | Resonator Delete | Black Kidney Grills | Black Finisher Rods | 35%/18% Tint |12mm/20mm (F/R) Spacers | Black Lines


Appreciate 0
      02-17-2012, 12:59 PM   #17
Dark_Knight_335
Came to the N55 Darkside
Dark_Knight_335's Avatar
United_States
155
Rep
10,644
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 335 E93 M-Sport
Join Date: May 2010
Location: NY/NJ

iTrader: (27)

Quote:
Originally Posted by davidkneiber View Post
after it expires, will it still call emergency for an accident? i'd imagine it would be rather upsetting if bmw purposely chose to not implement technology that's already in the car in the event of a deadly accident, in hopes that people renew their assistance service
This is a great question, and a disturbing possibility. I doubt it though. I am going to call them today matter of fact to check, and to possibly cancel my concierge service...just possibly...
Appreciate 0
      02-17-2012, 01:05 PM   #18
Krells
Private First Class
1
Rep
194
Posts

 
Drives: 07 335i
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Atlanta

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by SDeFranco1 View Post
This is a great question, and a disturbing possibility. I doubt it though. I am going to call them today matter of fact to check, and to possibly cancel my concierge service...just possibly...
Please update with their answer. I am guessing you would be SOL if the subscription expired.
Appreciate 0
      02-17-2012, 01:07 PM   #19
Kolyan2k
Brigadier General
60
Rep
3,962
Posts

 
Drives: 2006 S2000
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Boston

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by SDeFranco1 View Post
However, you guys did get me thinking... I underutilize SO MUCH of the technology I have in my possession every day (and I'm a freakin TECH by trade!) and maybe it is time I started exploring my options better.
When I enter my car and plug-in charge in phone, phone bluetooth automatically turns ON and if it connects to car's bluetooth, the phone pops up the menu if I want to launch Pandora, navigation, Tune-in radio, or just music player When I leave the car and unplug the phone, blueooth turns OFF and Android automatically shuts down whichever application I was using I never even touch a single button on my head unit. Steering wheels control commands are routed through bluetooth to phone.
I hear you can do lots of cool things with NFC tags as well.

technology my friend !

Last edited by Kolyan2k; 02-17-2012 at 01:13 PM.
Appreciate 0
      02-17-2012, 01:09 PM   #20
Dark_Knight_335
Came to the N55 Darkside
Dark_Knight_335's Avatar
United_States
155
Rep
10,644
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 335 E93 M-Sport
Join Date: May 2010
Location: NY/NJ

iTrader: (27)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kolyan2k View Post
When I enter my car and plug-in charge in phone, bluetooth automatically turns ON and if it connects to car's bluetooth, the phone pops up the menu if I want to launch Pandora, navigation, Tune-in radio, or just music player The I leave the car and unplug the phone, blueooth turns OFF and Android automatically shuts down which ever application I was using

technology my friend !
Yup! You are so correct brother. I'm a bad tech Wonder what kind of interesting tech the F30s will bring to the table? Not that I'm getting one..at least, I don't think. Man, August is going to be an interesting time for me!
Appreciate 0
      02-17-2012, 01:10 PM   #21
chazzz
Captain
chazzz's Avatar
24
Rep
681
Posts

 
Drives: BMW 335i Sedan
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Southern California

iTrader: (3)

iPhone's Siri does a better job than BMW's concierge services.
__________________
2007 BMW 335i Sedan, Montego Blue with Lemon seats, AluFelgen CS7 rims & Continental DW tires
Appreciate 0
      02-17-2012, 01:11 PM   #22
Bavarian13
Second Lieutenant
United_States
2
Rep
252
Posts

 
Drives: E90 335, E36 M3
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Carmel

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by SDeFranco1 View Post
Yup! You are so correct brother. I'm a bad tech Wonder what kind of interesting tech the F30s will bring to the table? Not that I'm getting one..at least, I don't think. Man, August is going to be an interesting time for me!
The new MOG music service sounds pretty awesome
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:00 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST