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Toyota Subscriptions worth $80 year?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Pilvr83, Jan 13, 2021.

  1. Jan 14, 2021 at 4:54 AM
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    orangeking0314

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    Keep in mind that safety connect will go offline on Nov. 1st 2022. Cellular providers are shutting down their 3G networks which is what runs that service.

    The same can't be said for remote connect, as there has been no announcement on shutting it down.
     
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  2. Jan 14, 2021 at 4:55 AM
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    Pilvr83

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    Very nice write up. Put thoughts in my mind...in a good way.
     
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  3. Jan 14, 2021 at 5:00 AM
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    I use the remote start. Depending on your circumstances, it is a nice feature. Given my unheated detached garage is a distance from my house and I leave by 5:30 every morning, and am usually running late, it is helpful to have the truck ready to go when I do get out the door.
     
  4. Jan 14, 2021 at 5:00 AM
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    Now the GPS location would be very nice for me as I many times forget where I park. I use the panic to locate then act like it was accidently pushed.
     
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  5. Jan 14, 2021 at 5:03 AM
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    Yeah. Age has not been kind to me. When I park in those huge lots and get out in a hurry with a lot on my mind, I sometimes forget where I have parked when I plan to leave.
     
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  6. Jan 14, 2021 at 5:56 AM
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    If you have an Iphone with the current IOS update the phone will mark where you parked your car each time.
     
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  7. Jan 14, 2021 at 6:16 AM
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    This is now the second time ive purchased a new Tacoma and its lost features after purchase. I think after this one im honestly done purchasing new vehicles.
     
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  8. Jan 14, 2021 at 6:19 AM
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    i tell them it’s too expensive and get the renewal for $125 a year. Which for me is great.
     
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  9. Jan 14, 2021 at 6:28 AM
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    With Xm radio i usually tell them I want something from under $100 for the year and usually get close to that. I am ok with a lesser package than all access. I mostly just listen to music so the select or mostly music deals work for me. Some day I'm sure they will not do deals like that but then I'll just play my vast mp3 collection I've had since Napster.

    I don't think I care if safety connect is ending. Never was going to use it in the first place.
     
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  10. Jan 14, 2021 at 6:30 AM
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    Never used it. Mine just expired and I have zero interest in paying for it
     
  11. Jan 14, 2021 at 6:31 AM
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    I just renewed my remote connect. Don’t need the others. There has been countless times laying in bed wondering if I locked my truck. Having the app helps. Also in the summer and winter. Being able to cool or heat the interior truck up from my work station (too far for the fob) is perfect for me
     
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  12. Jan 14, 2021 at 7:04 AM
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    Remote start, should be a given.
    Google, Siri, Alexis, they do nothing for me.
    Remote Connect?

    The features are stuffed in, like dressing to a turkey at Thanksgiving, and I hate stuffing.

    As for XMS radio, no on that as well.
     
  13. Jan 14, 2021 at 7:23 AM
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    With 6+ months of winter in MN, and numerous weeks with highs near 0 (often lower), they could charge me a helluva lot more than $6.70/month for the remote start. The key fob range generally isn't long enough to reach my truck - this is a necessity for me.

    Sirius XM is probably the easiest company to negotiate with ever. Every time my subscription is nearing its end, I call and say I want to cancel my subscription since it costs too much. They will always keep you on for a fraction of what they're trying to have you renew at. During certain promotions, I've had it for as low as $3.00 per month.
     
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  14. Jan 14, 2021 at 7:32 AM
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    Where does one look to find the spot; is it an app? I use and Iphone also.
     
  15. Jan 14, 2021 at 7:41 AM
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    Open up maps, should list "parked car" as the first option under "search for place or address".
     
  16. Jan 14, 2021 at 8:08 AM
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    Thank you very much.

    First time ever opening the Map app. I found it also shows a picture of the building.

    I learn something new every day.

    thanks again.
     
  17. Jan 14, 2021 at 9:31 AM
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    Xplosiv

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    I just got my 12 pro a week ago after being samsung loyal since forever. So im on a constant learning curve.
     
  18. Jan 14, 2021 at 9:41 AM
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    Whoa Whoa Whoa, wait. Being able to remote start is something that expires? Or just being able to remote start from the app? Like, will my key still be able to remote start in a years time without a subscription ($80?). That is absolutely insane.
     
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  19. Jan 14, 2021 at 9:45 AM
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    I guess mine only remote starts from the app. Theres not a button on my fob for it.
     
  20. Jan 14, 2021 at 9:49 AM
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    To be clear, My truck is still being shipped. But I was under the impression you could remote start by pressing the lock button twice then holding it for 10 seconds? Does that function disappear if you dont pay the subscription? Or is that not actually a thing on new tacomas? Thanks for the help buddy, I am still new to all this
     

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