Toyota Connected Service ??

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  1. DBLXX

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    I have the connected services app for my 2019 Avalon where I can lock the doors/open and start the car remotely from my phone or watch.

    Can I hook my new 2020 Prime XLE up with the same service?

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    No. They removed that ability in the 2020 model.


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    Nop. Only remote service you get on XLE and Limited are Safety Connect. Nothing else. If you get LE, in addition to Safety Connect, you can also get WiFi Connect.

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    Thanks Salamander - weird that they would give the LE that option but not the higher models.

    Appreciate the info.
     
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    Trollbait It's a D&D thing

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    My guess is it so they can sell the Scout Nav app to LE owners.
     
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    The Scout GPS Link app was free for my Android phone. I was wondering what the catch, but at first glance, it was not loaded with ads on the map screen.
     
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    But how much data will it use?
     
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    Yeah, but most people are going to use their own phone data plan. The Toyota site has no information on the WiFi Connect plan. The first 2GB/6mo is complementary. I have no idea how much it will cost from Verizon after than. If it is unreasonably expensive, I am actually thinking of declining the Safty Connect authorization to opt-out from the connected service. If I do that telematics will be off, which means I will not be able to use WiFi Connect.
     
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    It’s free for the first 3 years.
     
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    After 3 years, how much?

    Edit: I looked it up. $24.99/yr subscription fee after 3 years complimentary period.
    How much does Scout® GPS Link cost?
     
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    The real catch from comments here is that it sucks.
     
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    Yeah, if I have to pay for the service, it hurts. I did install the app on my phone, but I am very likely to buy another Garmin GPS for my car.
     
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