I recently purchased a base Mega i3 Rex in the US and i have some questions about my remote services options. I of course have the base navigation package with NO Tech package.
(1) Via iRemote IOS app, i CAN view current charge state, Results of last Trip, Map from current phone location to car location.
(2) Via iRemote IOS app, I CANNOT send Lock or Unlock commands, flash headlights, turn on Horn, Set departure time, precondition the car, send map to car.
Basically, it looks like i have read access to the car but i cannot write / send anything to the car. When i try to send a command (lock, etc) to the car, the phone can reach the server but server cannot reach the car.
Now, from sitting in the car, when i go to Connected Drive menu, it says services are not enabled.
I have only had the car seven days so i am still learning my way around. At this point, i don't know what should be working in the base Mega trim and what features require the Tech package. Could someone shed some light on this?
Also, besides calling SOS line from the car, how else can i look at my Connected Car features? Isn't there a website portal for US that is apparently there for other countries? I have tried calling SOS and the person unfortunately did not know a thing about these features. And the sales person unfortunately also couldn't answer these questions.
2014 BMW i3 Rex