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      09-10-2008, 02:39 PM   #155
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Go on Google Maps

Put in a post code or destination

Go to top right of the map and click "Send"

A box pops up

Click "Car" in the left margin

Select BMW Assist and enter your Account Name

Click Send

Go to car

Select My Info

Select Update Messages

Your destination arrives in the car
No 'car' in the left hand margin just 'email' ?
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      09-10-2008, 02:42 PM   #156
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Ah!!

Just put in destination rather than planning a route from my home. A voila! 'Car' is now in the margin

Thanks Boo
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      09-10-2008, 02:45 PM   #157
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Underneath "Email" in the left hand column it says on "Car" and "GPS" in blue
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      09-10-2008, 03:13 PM   #158
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Underneath "Email" in the left hand column it says on "Car" and "GPS" in blue
Thanks

I spotted this after entering a destination rather than a route.

I also have 'phone' as an option.
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      09-10-2008, 03:50 PM   #159
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I also have 'phone' as an option.
Alright stop showing off!
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      09-28-2008, 05:44 AM   #160
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BMW ConnectedDrive

A great add-on but I found you have to chase BMW to have it switched on. (on-line and phone)

What is driving me round the bend, is you cannot use it when the car is moving!

But you can use your Sat-Nav, radio, Ipod and mobile phone!

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So ... I applied for my 3 year free trial of ConnectedDrive in Sept07

A bit surprised to receive a letter this morning advising me that my subscription is 'shortly due to expire' (no date stated) and offering the chance for me renew for 120 a year.

The account renewal form says that my current account expires on the 1st Feb 09.

My maths is a bit ropey sometimes, but I'm pretty sure that isn't 3 years.

Shall call them tomorrow and have a whinge.

Not paying 120 a year though, even though I like the service.

I reckon it's worth 50 a year tops.
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      01-08-2009, 01:24 PM   #162
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is this what i got recently?
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      01-08-2009, 02:25 PM   #163
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So ... I applied for my 3 year free trial of ConnectedDrive in Sept07

A bit surprised to receive a letter this morning advising me that my subscription is 'shortly due to expire' (no date stated) and offering the chance for me renew for 120 a year.

The account renewal form says that my current account expires on the 1st Feb 09.

My maths is a bit ropey sometimes, but I'm pretty sure that isn't 3 years.

Shall call them tomorrow and have a whinge.

Not paying 120 a year though, even though I like the service.

I reckon it's worth 50 a year tops.
I received the very same letter of bullsh*t from them as well, NFS.

I took out their offer of 3 years free subscription to BMW Assist in September 2007, when they were told to do so by BMW Germany.
That should take all free subscriptions into summer 2010, at the earliest.

Suffice to say I'm going to tell them what they can go & do.

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      01-08-2009, 03:47 PM   #164
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I received the very same letter of bullsh*t from them as well, NFS.

I took out their offer of 3 years free subscription to BMW Assist in September 2007, when they were told to do so by BMW Germany.
That should take all free subscriptions into summer 2010, at the earliest.

Suffice to say I'm going to tell them what they can go & do.

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Hopefully the letters are a mistake. Bloody insulting if not.

Very bad form to offer 3 years free, then go back on that. I have nothing in writing on the 3 years, but it was very clearly stated by the lady that dealt with the application.
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      01-08-2009, 03:53 PM   #165
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Track down the lady who took your application and have firm words....

or send Viv round to do it for you (and us)!
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Suffice to say I'm going to tell them what they can go & do.

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As I recall from UK2, you're pretty good at that. So good that people go to far extremes.
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I was told the same thing too, Does this mean I can expect one of these letters any day soon. My service was first set up in May 2008, but the car is a November 2007
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I was told the same thing too, Does this mean I can expect one of these letters any day soon. My service was first set up in May 2008, but the car is a November 2007
I honestly don't know. The date mine expires makes no sense to me at all.

I will have had the service about 17 months and 1 week.
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Called them this morning and they told me it was a mistake.

They said my account was free until Sept 2010.
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I got the same letter but never use it so can't be bothered even picking up the phone. I seem to remember that depending what age your car is you get different free offers.

My E92 had 12 months complimentary (on a 56 plate, bought nearly new, so probably the remainder from when it was registered). My current E90 (06 plate, bought on 1st May 08) had 6 months on it as the new owner.

Thought newer cars got the full 3 years though.
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Im confused, i was told i can only have 1 year cuz my car is pre sept 2007. But so is some of your car, but you got 3 years.
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Im confused, i was told i can only have 1 year cuz my car is pre sept 2007. But so is some of your car, but you got 3 years.
I think BMW are confused.

The guy I spoke to today went off to check, then came back and told me to ignore the letter. Wouldn't be surprised if it stopped working in Feb anyway.

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So i need to speak to some person at BMW to sort out my 3 year thingy yeah? when did you activate yours NFS. Cuz your car is older than mine surely your only entitled to 1 year also.
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As I recall from UK2, you're pretty good at that. So good that people go to far extremes.
Every action has an equal & opposite reaction, Floyd- even at a UK meet.

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Called them this morning and they told me it was a mistake.

They said my account was free until Sept 2010.
Shame....I was looking forward to giving them a complete & utter b*llocking for their incompetence.

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I think BMW are confused.

The guy I spoke to today went off to check, then came back and told me to ignore the letter. Wouldn't be surprised if it stopped working in Feb anyway.



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Right i click on google maps ''to send'' and it only comes up with email option not ''to car''

how come?
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Right i click on google maps ''to send'' and it only comes up with email option not ''to car''

how come?
Can you tell us the address or location you are trying to send so I can have a look? PM if you like

I get the car option for any location.
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