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Ron3rd

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Any Ram owners out there using Uconnect? Ram's pushing a special for 50% off which amounts to $74.00 for a year. Somebody talk me into it or out of it!!


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I guess the thing to ask yourself is what does the app do that you currently really want to do? You can always talk your self into stuff after you get it, but do you really need it, or just want another gadget.


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fj12ryder wrote:

I guess the thing to ask yourself is what does the app do that you currently really want to do? You can always talk your self into stuff after you get it, but do you really need it, or just want another gadget.


Only advantage for me would be I could then run apps on my screen, like Waze, etc. It also has features like Onstar, ie, unlock your truck from your phone, etc, etc.

I agree with your input about another gadget, but wanted to hear from Uconnect users as to whether it's worth while, or there are features that come in handy that I don't know about. I never considered it in the past because I didn't want to put out $150 for a year subscription!

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We have kept it active for 3.5 years now, and use it to search for POI, check fuel prices. Remote started the truck a couple times before I came out of a restaurant. I wish campgrounds were in the search data base, however they are not. It will not find an auto parts store, however it will fine them by name NAPA etc.

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If your Uconnect system will integrate with Android Auto or Apple Car Play, I don't think it would be worth paying for at all.

I'm bouncing it around right now too. Not sure how much value I'll get out of $75/year to be able to send voice texts.

My 2015 Uconnect system will show me the nearest fuel stations and prices without paying for the service.


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If your Uconnect system will integrate with Android Auto or Apple Car Play, I don't think it would be worth paying for at all.

I'm bouncing it around right now too. Not sure how much value I'll get out of $75/year to be able to send voice texts.

My 2015 Uconnect system will show me the nearest fuel stations and prices without paying for the service.


^ What he said. Plug your smartphone into it and you have everything UConnect does and more. The apps available on Android and iThings are impressive. You won't get the remote start and remote unlock but I have a key fob for that.


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^ What he said. Plug your smartphone into it and you have everything UConnect does and more. The apps available on Android and iThings are impressive. You won't get the remote start and remote unlock but I have a key fob for that.


Plug in as how? To the usb port?

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Me Again wrote:

turbojimmy wrote:



^ What he said. Plug your smartphone into it and you have everything UConnect does and more. The apps available on Android and iThings are impressive. You won't get the remote start and remote unlock but I have a key fob for that.


Plug in as how? To the usb port?


Yes, but your uconnect must have the carplay option or it will simply function as a media player. If it does have the option than your phone will be mirrored on the uconnect screen.

I have not used the Android app.

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Yes, but your uconnect must have the carplay option or it will simply function as a media player. If it does have the option than your phone will be mirrored on the uconnect screen.

I have not used the Android app.


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I had it for the first 6 months I owned my 2014 but never renewed after the free trial ran out. The remote start was cool and the voice text was handy but neither were worth the $150/yr they wanted. At $75 it's got me thinking but I'm still not sure I'm there. I was actually shocked when I saw the 150/yr price. I figured it would have been closer to the 75/yr they are apparently begging for now.

I find the interface far more difficult than my smart phone for searching restaurants and whatnot so that feature is pretty much of zero value to me.

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