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      01-25-2015, 10:10 AM   #1
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Does anyone know what network BMWS internet piggyback's off??
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      01-25-2015, 10:26 AM   #2
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Vodafone, unfortunately.

http://www.trustedreviews.com/bmw-connecteddrive-review
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Probably the worst network / company in existence.
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Vodafone fortunately. Only them and O2 that can manage a signal where I live. And VF even gets 4 bar of 4g in my house which is faster than my by infinity connection!
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wish I hadn't bothered on mine, it will only connect to german sites for some reason
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It takes you to the German Google home page by default but I've always been able to enter any web address.
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Others may disagree, but I don't see the need for Internet when we all have smartphones and/or tablets with us anyway.
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Others may disagree, but I don't see the need for Internet when we all have smartphones and/or tablets with us anyway.
This isn't just for the "internet" option, it also applies to all the other connected drive services, RTTI, emergency call, teleservices etc.
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This isn't just for the "internet" option, it also applies to all the other connected drive services, RTTI, emergency call, teleservices etc.
Ah - right. I have Business Media so some of those services are there, my meaning was that we have other ways of getting internet so not really necessary in the car - but the screen is bigger than a phone I suppose!
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Ah - right. I have Business Media so some of those services are there, my meaning was that we have other ways of getting internet so not really necessary in the car - but the screen is bigger than a phone I suppose!
I do agree, it's not an option i'd choose, especially at 95 per year!

Guess you're a bit safer surfing on the idrive while driving than on your phone though, so maybe that's part of the reason for it.
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Probably the worst network / company in existence.
Agree Vida are shocking. Reception in any building on phones is pathetic. Dropped them adapt on contract end!
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