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Old 09-09-2013, 09:11 PM
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i live in Winnipeg, MB, Canada and uConnect does not even work in canada. no "apps" icon even appears on my 8.4AN.. sure dont tell me that when i purchased the truck.
That does suck but I can attest to the fact you are not losing much. There are only two apps available right now, Yelp and iHeart Radio. There is also a crappy phone app that allows you to start the truck (If you have remote start installed), honk the horn and lock/unlock the doors.

Then when the free trial ends they want to charge $20 a month. I don't use any of it. I just load my SD Card and go.
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That does suck but I can attest to the fact you are not losing much. There are only two apps available right now, Yelp and iHeart Radio.
Lucky you, Yelp is the only app I have outside of the travel stuff like the weather map which takes forever to update and the gas pump prices which are not even close to being accurate.

I gave up on uConnect, after a model year of "coming soon", it isn't.
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how do I get iHeart radio? I only have yelp, which sucks.. Bing was much better
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That does suck but I can attest to the fact you are not losing much. There are only two apps available right now, Yelp and iHeart Radio. There is also a crappy phone app that allows you to start the truck (If you have remote start installed), honk the horn and lock/unlock the doors.

Then when the free trial ends they want to charge $20 a month. I don't use any of it. I just load my SD Card and go.

thanks for that,
makes me feel better knowing that im not missing out on anything lol..
and by "load your SD Card" are you referring to apps? or vids and music? lol
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Lucky you, Yelp is the only app I have outside of the travel stuff like the weather map which takes forever to update and the gas pump prices which are not even close to being accurate.

I gave up on uConnect, after a model year of "coming soon", it isn't.
The weather apps and gas prices are SiriusXM travel link, they are in the 'apps' section but nothing to do with Uconnect apps.

Its updated over the sat radio and is slow to refresh, weather map is tiny as well and doesnt zoom close enough. I've had the SXM travel link on a few different cars trucks over the years and it has equally sucked on all of them
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I've had the SXM travel link on a few different cars trucks over the years and it has equally sucked on all of them
At least they are consistent
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I'm definitely keeping the Sirrus, but no way I'm paying for the UConnect for $20/month. Yelp is a total disaster. Doesn't work hardly ever. The phone app doesn't work because it relies on Sprint, which has the worst coverage of any carrier.
Why doesn't Chrysler give us an extra six months of of UConnect, and give them some time to prove that their product is worth it.
The Sirrus radio is great, but the travel app is sluggish. Weather radar takes forever to load.

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I'm definitely keeping the Sirrus, but no way I'm paying for the UConnect for $20/month. Yelp is a total disaster. Doesn't work hardly ever. The phone app doesn't work because it relies on Sprint, which has the worst coverage of any carrier.
Why doesn't Chrysler give us an extra six months of of UConnect, and give them some time to prove that their product is worth it.
The Sirrus radio is great, but the travel app is sluggish. Weather radar takes forever to load.
I agree the uconnect stuff is useless, I have a feeling it wont get any better over time. Car companies should build cars and leave the techno crap to Apple, Samsung etc..

Unfortunately the Sirius travel link and traffic also costs another 12.00 or so a month if I remember once the trial runs out. It is not part of the Sirius radio package, travel link and traffic is an add-on charge.

I wont keep anything except the Sirius XM radio, and may be not even that since they are getting so loaded up with commercials I find myself listening to USB/SD card music more and more. I can find all the talk radio I need through my iphone and bluetooth stream it as well. Its a shame the AM and FM reception isnt great on these, not sure who did the specs and testing on these radios but they should get fired for sure..
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UConnect - Can someone tell me when the free trial begins? Does it start when you purchased the vehicle or when you actually register the radio online?
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From what the dealer where I purchased told me, it's the date that the dealer reports the vehicle was sold on.
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If that is the case I might as well do it now.
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I agree the uconnect stuff is useless, I have a feeling it wont get any better over time. Car companies should build cars and leave the techno crap to Apple, Samsung etc..

Unfortunately the Sirius travel link and traffic also costs another 12.00 or so a month if I remember once the trial runs out. It is not part of the Sirius radio package, travel link and traffic is an add-on charge.

I wont keep anything except the Sirius XM radio, and may be not even that since they are getting so loaded up with commercials I find myself listening to USB/SD card music more and more. I can find all the talk radio I need through my iphone and bluetooth stream it as well. Its a shame the AM and FM reception isnt great on these, not sure who did the specs and testing on these radios but they should get fired for sure..
Found that out the hard way on my 2010 Mustang. When my Sirius trial ended I renewed via the Sirius website but noticed I no longer had fuel prices or traffic data for the nav system. I sent Sirius an email and they replied saying that was an extra package. To make matters worse you had to call to get it renewed...I guess they want to try and sell some extra stuff while they have you on the phone.

Hopefully they at least allow one to renew it online instead of still having to call. I still think it's better just to use a Garmin or an app like Waze on a smartphone if you need traffic data to go with navigation. After a few months it'll have been cheaper plus you will have free map updates.
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