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      10-29-2012, 10:52 AM   #1
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Anyone knows when assist will come to more countries?

I went through a lot of pain with all the connected drive and apps setups, including getting an iphone (which is totally useless).
Now, I realize that the only thing I need (BMW assist) isn't supported in Sweden. Doh!

Anyone knows when this will become available in more counties?
Need to know if I can go back to using a real phone...
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      10-29-2012, 01:32 PM   #2
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It depends on how big the individual market is. It has to be profitable for BMW in order for them to offer the service.
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      10-29-2012, 01:33 PM   #3
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I got the exact same problem. The stupid dealer never mentioned that BMW Assist wasnt available in Sweden...

He also let me think the iphone snap-in adapter was included if you opt for the "Music connection for smartphones" or whatever its called in english...

All those other BMW Apps are a joke, you get bored with them after 2 days and never use again. Mostly because starting them is such a pain in the ...

Ahh the things we put up with just to drive a BMW
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      11-01-2012, 05:35 AM   #4
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Same scene here. What I would have enjoyed is BMW Assist, which I thought was included. Other than World Radio BMW Apps is a joke, UI for most things is too big.
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      11-01-2012, 06:00 AM   #5
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Actually, I'm somewhat happy that it sucks as much as it does.
Now I can throw away that crappy iPhone and order a Galaxy S III 4G.

The Assist thing I'd probably use most if it were available, is the ability to send a destination to the car from Google Maps.
I see that it can be done through USB, but you can only send a route -not a destination.
Is that really the case? I did that the other day, and as I didn't start the nav directly when leaving the start of the route, it wanted me to turn back and redo the whole trip!
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