Volvo On Call / Infotainment interet

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Volvo On Call / Infotainment interet

Post by sm1thy23 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:45 pm

Apologies if this has been asked before, I've had a look but can't find it but i have two small questions...

Is it standard that the "infotainment" is connectable to the internet for such apps as Spotify?
To use the Volvo On Call remote starting and internet apps as above does the car need a sim card in?

Thanks and apologies for what may seem a basic question!
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Re: Volvo On Call / Infotainment interet

Post by hdasmith » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:39 am

You need a sim or hotspot your phone to the car. Volvo on call has its own sim which is covered under the subscription - first three years should be free, but I think some finance companies have it removed for price. On call sim only covers on call.
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Re: Volvo On Call / Infotainment interet

Post by sm1thy23 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:39 am

Many thanks - will question the leasing company that i've ordered from.
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Re: Volvo On Call / Infotainment interet

Post by Silver Moose » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:45 am

Yep, On Call covered by built in SIM - though I know nothing of lease variations. Other apps (Weather, Yelp, Spotify, etc.) you have to provide your own data.

Several ways to do this:

Bluetooth tethering (my choice)
Phone WiFi hotspot
Wingle hotspot
SIM card slot in boot (though I think Volvo have had problems with this at times).

P.S: In-car Spotify is premium account only - you can't use free version.
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Re: Volvo On Call / Infotainment interet

Post by pkirkup » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:23 am

If you use Carplay, does this automatically use the iPhone data for in-car data? or do you have to set this up separately?


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Re: Volvo On Call / Infotainment interet

Post by sm1thy23 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:17 pm

Silver Moose wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:45 am
Yep, On Call covered by built in SIM - though I know nothing of lease variations. Other apps (Weather, Yelp, Spotify, etc.) you have to provide your own data.

Several ways to do this:

Bluetooth tethering (my choice)
Phone WiFi hotspot
Wingle hotspot
SIM card slot in boot (though I think Volvo have had problems with this at times).

P.S: In-car Spotify is premium account only - you can't use free version.
So there is a seperate Sim for the On Call as there is in the boot?
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Re: Volvo On Call / Infotainment interet

Post by sm1thy23 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:43 pm

The On Call is a standard feature now, just for anyone else looking so won't be removed by a leasing company.
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Re: Volvo On Call / Infotainment interet

Post by stu22 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:11 pm

sm1thy23 wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:43 pm
The On Call is a standard feature now, just for anyone else looking so won't be removed by a leasing company.
I think certain leasing companies will remove some of the functionality - they did with my last company car (Mercedes Benz) through Lex Autolease


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Re: Volvo On Call / Infotainment interet

Post by Silver Moose » Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:55 pm

sm1thy23 wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:17 pm
Silver Moose wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:45 am
Yep, On Call covered by built in SIM - though I know nothing of lease variations. Other apps (Weather, Yelp, Spotify, etc.) you have to provide your own data.

Several ways to do this:

Bluetooth tethering (my choice)
Phone WiFi hotspot
Wingle hotspot
SIM card slot in boot (though I think Volvo have had problems with this at times).

P.S: In-car Spotify is premium account only - you can't use free version.
So there is a seperate Sim for the On Call as there is in the boot?
Yep, the On Call has the SIM in a tamper-proof location somewhere behind the dash I believe. The slot in the boot is completely separate, should you want to use your own data SIM for the apps, map updates, etc.
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Re: Volvo On Call / Infotainment interet

Post by sm1thy23 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:42 pm

Thanks all

I look forward to the winter and warming the car before venturing outside
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