In the past, I have subscribed to the Real Time Traffic Information and ConnectedDrive Services packages offered in the ConnectedDrive store. I just discovered that no new subscriptions are available to me. Those that were included with the purchase of our 2014 i3 and that expire in 2024 are still active. I can no longer subscribe to Real Time Traffic Information, ConnectedDrive Services, and Concierge Services because they are "not available for your vehicle!" They were the last time I checked a few months ago. Why not now?
One explanation could be that because AT&T's 3G cellular data service will be discontinued in the U.S. by February, 2021 (mistyped: should be 2022), BMW doesn't want to have to deal with refunds of subscription fees afterward. If BMW had planned to offer an upgrade to the 4G telematics module at a reasonable price, wouldn't it have done so by now so that those pre-LCI (pre-2018) i3 owners who wanted to renew these subscriptions could do so without worrying about these services becoming unavailable before the expiration dates of these subscriptions? To me, this seems like evidence that no reasonable upgrade path will be offered which is a shame.
If you own a pre-LCI i3, could you renew the Real Time Traffic Information, ConnectedDrive Services, and Concierge Services subscriptions if you wanted to?
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on Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:12 pm, edited 1 time in total.
2014 BMW i3 Arravani Grey, Giga World, Tech + Driving Assist, Parking Assist, DC Fast Charging, JuiceBox EVSE