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Re: Uconnect subscription - is it worth it?

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I would like to preface this questions with... Sorry for for the ignorant "old-guy" questions....

I just got a 2015 Grand Cherokee and this whole Uconnect subscription vs. "no-subscrition-just-use-your-smartphone" is confusing to me for some reason (oh yea...old man!!).

  • I have a very capable smartphone that can connect to my car with bluetooth.
  • I use a Pandora app on my phone that my daughter set up for me (old man thing again!)
  • I want hands-free and voice activated phone capabilities when driving
  • I don't care enough about the Uconnect remote features to pay them $150/year, if my smartphone can do everything I want.

My questions:
Without Uconnect can I...
  • Make voice-activated phone calls?
  • Still "Listen" to texts and respond (voice? or other?)
  • Acces my Pandora app through my phone?
  • What are other limitations to my GC's system by me not subscribing to Uconnect?

Again, sorry for the ignorant questions. I have read a lot of previous posts here, but I can't seem to be able to get it to make sense to me. All replies will be greatly appreciated!

I believe these are the features included with Uconnect.

To your question regarding voice texting, I think Uconnect allows for "free form" texting whereas the 8.4A allows for only a submenu of pre-formatted responses. I think you will still receive a text message regardless of Uconnect. I could be wrong about this feature, but this is my understanding.

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Stolen Vehicle Assistance
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SRT Performance Pages Plus
Voice Texting
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Remote Vehicle Start
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Send 'n Go (Available on select 2015 and 2016 Model Year vehicles only)
Vehicle Finder (Available on select 2015 and 2016 Model Year vehicles only)

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Re: Uconnect subscription - is it worth it?

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I believe these are the features included with Uconnect...
Thanks for the reply RDE! I went ahead an activated my trial membership this morning. From what I can tell you are right about the voice texting. I'll just have to decide if their is enough value in this service to warrant paying $150 per year. My gut feel is that it won't. For what we pay for these vehicles, these services should be included.
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It's not worth it... maybe $49 a year I would get but nothing over $50.
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