tdiguy
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Bolt convenience question

Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:51 pm

With my 2017 bolt I have started using the mychevy app a bit. I like the remote start function, but honestly find the range or lack of range to be very limiting. I have wifi that the bolt is connected to. However it seems the mychevy app does not utilize wifi for the key fob functions. I assume if I wanted to pay 25$ a month I could use onstar for this, but are there other options as well? I would love to pre start the car on a snowy day as it sits plugged in in the driveway and just have the snow melt off while I get ready for work.

Norton
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Joined: Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:19 pm

Re: Bolt convenience question

Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:24 pm

You could walk to the glass with the key fob and do the 'precondition'. And remember, this is to heat or cool the car depending on the season.

I can walk to this wall which red brick covered on the outside where my car is parked and the key fob works thru the wall!
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jdunmyer
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Re: Bolt convenience question

Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:31 pm

The Bolt's app uses the cellular system, so the "range" is essentially unlimited. It does have to be set up for your car; my salesman did that for me. It does NOT react instantly, the delay is apparently dependent on the cellular system. You do not need to be subscribed ot OnStar for the app to work. Naturally, you need a cell signal at both your and the car's locations.

GetOffYourGas
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Location: Syracuse, NY

Re: Bolt convenience question

Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:31 pm

jdunmyer wrote:The Bolt's app uses the cellular system, so the "range" is essentially unlimited. It does have to be set up for your car; my salesman did that for me. It does NOT react instantly, the delay is apparently dependent on the cellular system. You do not need to be subscribed ot OnStar for the app to work. Naturally, you need a cell signal at both your and the car's locations.


I think you do need an OnStar basic plan for the app to work. However, all Bolts come with 5 years free, and the oldest Bolt is only 4 years, so everyone still gets it for free.
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