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Greg B

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Posted: 04/20/19 06:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ron3rd wrote:

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!!


I got the same offer a couple days go for our Durango. I thought $150/year was a bit high so I let the service lapse after the initial free year. I might go for it at 50% off. The remote start from your phone is nice here with our MN winters.


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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.

Travel link has lot of things it can do.


While the GPS in our Ford works with out a subscription. We need one thru Sirus Radio for gas prices, radar, and such. But we learned. Our iPhone does all that for free. So I let it drop. Still use the GPS though.
Do have to update the GPS every now and then though.


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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.


So 2018 and newer.


Not sure what model years it is available. I do know I drive a lot of different FCA vehicles and not every uconnect programming has carplay. But the vehicles I am in may not have final calibrations so maybe they all have it on dealer lots.

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mich800 wrote:



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.


So 2018 and newer.


The limitation is iOS not Uconnect. Recent iOS updates allow you to use non-Apple apps with CarPlay. Mines a ‘17 and CarPlay started working with Waze and other apps in the Fall of 2018.


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I have it and like it...remote start...send directions to truck so when I crank it up I am ready to go to a new location....but hey...that is just me.


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It isn't worth it to me because anything I need is easlily available elsewhere. So I let it lapse.
So far haven't missed it.


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Yes I believe apple and android cap play is 2018 and newer. Have a 2016 Dodge and not an option.
We let all that stuff lapse on the wife’s 2016. Sirius radio would be nice once in a while on road trips but otherwise it wasn’t useful to us. And don’t really care about those features. There’s always 1-4 smartphones in the car anyway.
But think about it this way. $6 a month or 20cents a day. Is it worth it to you?


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I'll be using an Apple 6S


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Ron3rd wrote:

I'll be using an Apple 6S


As long as you have iOS 12 you should be good. Like I said, the Apple CarPlay limitations in my '17 were frustrating. I had full functionality with my Android phone - full integration of Google Maps, Waze, GooglePlay Music, etc. Until iOS 12, what the iPhone would put up on the UConnect screen was limited by Apple - they only wanted you to use their apps and didn't allow 3rd party integration. I'm a new Apple convert and I like CarPlay's integration with UConnect much better than the Droid. The Droid was slow to react and would freeze up. My only complaint with CarPlay right now is that if I leave the phone plugged in, shut the car off, and then restart CarPlay does not reload. I have to unplug the phone and plug it back in for UConnect to "see" it.

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