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Hi All, Got EQA250 (with all package included),
Question 1: - on MBUX - I've got Mercedes me app, weather app, & apple car play/android play app but missing "Brower APP" ,
Question 2:- while connecting ipad thru MBUX - Hotspot internet- its direct me to vodafone page "Out of footprint" - internet not available in your country" message come on ipad
I can't believe that !
 

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Here in France we have to subscribe to an internet in the car service via SFR (french Vodafone) for the internet services to work via the car as opposed to via the phone hotspot etc. I pay 120 euro for a year or 50gb. Even when using the internet for the radio all the time and my partner usually is using their phone when a passenger 50gb seems to last they year easily.
I would imagine the same sort of thing operates elsewhere? So the car is equipped to be able to use data from a provider but here we only have the choice of SFR or you can use your own phone hotspot. I have found the car is far better than using the phone as clearly the aerial is better.
Ask you dealer who the provider is in Australia. It is a bit of a faff to set up from memory and has to be done in the car but once up and running mine has been fine and frankly I would not be without it. great for friends too as they can use it and it proved helpful for a friend when the house internet was down and they had no data on their tablet they were able to sort some urgent on line matters sat in my car!
 

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Same on my Aussie EQC. I'm pretty sure the dealer told me that feature was not available in Australia (before I bought it). What I didn't know is that its absence also takes out some "Hey Mercedes" features like the ability to dictate responses to SMS messages .. she responds with "I'm sorry, but online voice recognition is deactivated". I can still use voice commands to control in-car stuff where I guess she's listening out for pre-programmed keywords, but for totally free form voice like SMS replies, she needs the cloud for assistance.

As a result, I use AndroidAuto's voice recognition for anything not related to controlling the car. A long-press on the Voice button on the steering wheel will patch your speech through to your phone.
 

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Same on my Aussie EQC. I'm pretty sure the dealer told me that feature was not available in Australia (before I bought it). What I didn't know is that its absence also takes out some "Hey Mercedes" features like the ability to dictate responses to SMS messages .. she responds with "I'm sorry, but online voice recognition is deactivated". I can still use voice commands to control in-car stuff where I guess she's listening out for pre-programmed keywords, but for totally free form voice like SMS replies, she needs the cloud for assistance.

As a result, I use AndroidAuto's voice recognition for anything not related to controlling the car. A long-press on the Voice button on the steering wheel will patch your speech through to your phone.
Do other car manufactures have it available or is it that the Australian gov has not licensed the providers to give the service?
 
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