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Old 07-31-2010, 12:53 AM
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Onboard Internet access

How can you use the onboard Internet access? .. I got the Professional navigation sys and using iPhone 3GS via Bluetooth.

Do you still need another service from BMW for that to work?

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Old 07-31-2010, 11:31 AM
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The $199 BMW assist is needed.
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Old 07-31-2010, 02:51 PM
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Is this the full internet? I saw they were doing that in Germany, but I didn't know it was in the U.S. yet.
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Old 07-31-2010, 05:27 PM
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If it's implemented, it would have to be over the cellular network (e.g. VZW, AT&T Wireless, etc.), not WIFI, which is not really designed for mobility and graceful/soft handover.

That question aside, why would you want full-time access to the Internet? It's another driver distraction we don't need with ever-increasing multi-tasking drivers, who pay more attention to the toys than the actual act of driving.
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Old 07-31-2010, 07:59 PM
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If it's implemented, it would have to be over the cellular network (e.g. VZW, AT&T Wireless, etc.), not WIFI, which is not really designed for mobility and graceful/soft handover.

That question aside, why would you want full-time access to the Internet? It's another driver distraction we don't need with ever-increasing multi-tasking drivers, who pay more attention to the toys than the actual act of driving.
It can be useful when I need quick info from the web fast. And as far as I know it only works while the car is stationary.

Not sure why I still need to pay BMW when I'm uisng my own cellular network (3G/E)!
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Old 08-01-2010, 06:16 PM
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You get Google search access only plus some news/sports/stock stuff. It uses a built in cell phone in the car. I heard it was AT&T but only used Edge and not 3G. I suppose the $199 is to pay that cell phone bill as it accesses the BMW server.

It does not use your cell phone.
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