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    Quote Originally Posted by snakebitten View Post
    Stupid question.....

    My Ford Pass app does all that and I didn't purchase anything or plug anything into my odb port. So do I have something "built in"?

    I also have the AT&T Sim built into some portion of the onboard electronics of the truck. I haven't ever subscribed to a data plan though because it would be incredibly redundant. I carry 2 or 3 various methods of getting cellular bandwidth with me at all times.

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    Yes, you have the modem from the factory as an option, and you essentially paid for it when you bought the truck. I think 2 years of service is included.

    Best I can tell the modem that you have that makes this possible cannot be added after the fact. Smart link is a module making it possible to add this feature to a vehicle that didn't come with it.

    My Ford Pass app doesn't really do anything except tell me about the 47 recalls I have. Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by mwemaxxowner View Post
    Yes, you have the modem from the factory as an option, and you essentially paid for it when you bought the truck. I think 2 years of service is included.

    Best I can tell the modem that you have that makes this possible cannot be added after the fact. Smart link is a module making it possible to add this feature to a vehicle that didn't come with it.

    My Ford Pass app doesn't really do anything except tell me about the 47 recalls I have. Lol

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    OK. That makes sense and I should have known that since there's really no other way for all this info to hit the cloud without me connecting the truck to wifi. (which I haven't)

    I have played with Ford Pass for starting and locking/unlocking. Kind of creepy. Lol

    I have 4 trucks setup in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mwemaxxowner View Post
    Yes, you have the modem from the factory as an option, and you essentially paid for it when you bought the truck. I think 2 years of service is included.

    Best I can tell the modem that you have that makes this possible cannot be added after the fact. Smart link is a module making it possible to add this feature to a vehicle that didn't come with it.

    My Ford Pass app doesn't really do anything except tell me about the 47 recalls I have. Lol

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    What I can't seem to get a answer about is what's the cost after the free two years is up... I'd like to know.

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    I believe it's $17/month, and that is how the cost if the SL module was derived. $17/mo for 24 months plus installation.

    Who knows what that cost will be 2 years from now though, or if it will even still be offered.


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    This almost seems to suggest that it will be free after that?

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    Oh I meant the oem one

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    I know what you meant, but it's the same thing, more or less. One is paid for when you buy the truck, one is paid for after the fact. But aside from that, same two year period, same cost, yours was just included as part of your package, so I believe the monthly rates are the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirikenewtron View Post
    What I can't seem to get a answer about is what's the cost after the free two years is up... I'd like to know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madmaxmutt View Post
    Looks simular , I believe mine was called sync connect on the window sticker.

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    Oh wait, no that's a little different

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirikenewtron View Post
    Looks simular , I believe mine was called sync connect on the window sticker.

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    According to Forbes (not Ford)....". Where Ford’s approach is different from other automakers is keeping*SYNC Connect services free of charge, at least for the first five years."

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