Can you send a text message directly to the car?

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gedger
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Post by gedger »

Wife rushed out of the house this morning leaving her phone and reading glasses on the side table...wanting to tell her I wondered if it's possible to send a message directly to the car or a car App when a phone isn't present in the car?
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JFDIT
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Post by JFDIT »

If set up accordingly the car can read/display a Text message from the paired phone in the car. So no, you can't send a text message to the "car"
It may be possible to get a message to the "car" via Alexa or other such app but I've never investigated that. Sorry
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Post by eugen61 »

In Sensus OS cars it’s possible to send SMS to the PSIM number. The incoming SMS will pop up on the car’s center display. I get these messages when crossing borders and PSIM is registering to roaming networks. If there’s no PSIM in your car then this method won’t work.
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Post by Spike56 »

See, this is why I love the forum. Random questions that never crossed my mind, and answers that I'd never think of!
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Post by gedger »

I sat down and had a play today with no phone in the car and could find no way of doing this. There is no messaging App that you can install, I did wonder if Google outlaws them on AAOS? Trying to send a message results in the message, please connect your phone via Bluetooth.
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Post by eugen61 »

Your AAOS car doesn’t have personal SIM slot, it has only the embedded factory SIM. You can send a text message to your personal data SIM installed in the car’s modem, but only in Sensus OS cars.
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