garygid wrote:BOTH Carwings Statistics and the Owners Portal need to get data from the LEAF.
The data-mode "cell phone" subscription is needed for communication with the LEAF, and is provided for 3 free years.
The data requests go THROUGH Carwings, the AT&T data-cell mobile "phone" service, and the telecommunications control module (TCM) in the car.
Totally agree with this; I wondered WHOSE cell phone (data) service they used.
garygid wrote:After the 3 free years, it is most likely that neither car status (on the Owners Portal) nor Carwings will work.
No subscription, no status refresh, no Start Charging, no Pre-Heat or Cool control ... Remotely. Of course, you can still do those things when physically in the car.
Now I'm a bit confused: are you implying we WON'T be offered some (ridiculous?) price to extend the data service on a subscription basis? I think these will be the big questions in 3 years:
1) Subscription price
2) Alternatives (doesn't look pretty)
3) What happens if/when the data service changes/evolves. For example, it is a 2G/3G service now (either GPRS/UMTS). If/when these network give way to 4G (LTE), some sort of upgrade will be required. 3G should last awhile, but if they're using GPRS, we could be in trouble.