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After checking with BMW USA about RTTI not being available for my BMW 2015 740LI, This is their reply.


You will be unable to renew services if your contract expires before February 2022. To ensure that BMW ConnectedDrive/BMW Assist renewals are only sold within the timeframe that services can be supported, BMW has stopped selling one-year service renewals as of February 1, 2021. This was done proactively so that renewal service contracts would not extend beyond February 2022.
Due to a phasing out of the 3G network by cellular carriers, ConnectedDrive services can no longer be supported starting February 2022 for select vehicles. The decision to phase out 3G network technology was made at the discretion of the respective cellular carriers and lies beyond the control of BMW.
We sincerely apologize that we are unable to continue to offer those services to you in your current BMW. If you have any further questions or feedback, please contact BMW Customer Relations at 1-800-831-1117
 

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Everyone will feel this pain in Feb 22. Until then people are oblivious to everything that this will effect!
 

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There are a lot of owners out there who are being tossed aside with this lack of support for a work around by this automaker.
sorry to see this happen in this age of tech. Shows me a lack of respect.
 

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There are a lot of owners out there who are being tossed aside with this lack of support for a work around by this automaker.
sorry to see this happen in this age of tech. Shows me a lack of respect.
You sound surprised.
 

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Wait. You have a 6, soon to be 7 model-year-old car using technology that was cutting edge in 2015. The cellular carriers (not BMW) have pulled the plug on the technology. You likely get your car serviced at an indy, not a dealer. But you think BMW should engineer a work around for you and the other 7-model-year-old used cars out there, paying for it out of their pocket, just because? That is some sense of entitlement right there. Are you also ticked at the world because you can't find your favorite artists on 8 tracks?

Be a baller. Upgrade to a new car or a CPO.
 

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Wait. You have a 6, soon to be 7 model-year-old car using technology that was cutting edge in 2015. The cellular carriers (not BMW) have pulled the plug on the technology. You likely get your car serviced at an indy, not a dealer. But you think BMW should engineer a work around for you and the other 7-model-year-old used cars out there, paying for it out of their pocket, just because? That is some sense of entitlement right there. Are you also ticked at the world because you can't find your favorite artists on 8 tracks?

Be a baller. Upgrade to a new car or a CPO.
Car owners today are the end users of this tech. If you can't support your end user, you have no business offering the service in the first place. BMW can't think seven years ahead? Eight track still works, RTTI, not so much.
 
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