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      01-26-2020, 11:05 PM   #23
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Because you obviously fail to realize how wireless networks work.

It might be compatible equipment wise. It might not. But being compatible is only half the issue.

BMW will not be paying for you to roam in New Zealand in your UK car.

Different Countries and Companies use different LTE Bands and different modulation schemes.
Sorry but that was a double post. Was having issues with the site timing out while trying to reply and it’s posted my reply twice, once after you had already replied. Sorry about that.

Ok so from what I now gather is if the SIM and modem in a UK BMW are compatible with the mobile provider that BMW NZ use, the car would theoretically work in NZ. If this were the case, the next step would be to ask BMW NZ if they would be willing to add the vehicle to the NZ database or whatever.

Am I on the right track now?

Thanks again for your help.
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Because you obviously fail to realize how wireless networks work.

It might be compatible equipment wise. It might not. But being compatible is only half the issue.

BMW will not be paying for you to roam in New Zealand in your UK car.

Different Countries and Companies use different LTE Bands and different modulation schemes.
Sorry but that was a double post. Was having issues with the site timing out while trying to reply and it's posted my reply twice, once after you had already replied. Sorry about that.

Ok so from what I now gather is if the SIM and modem in a UK BMW are compatible with the mobile provider that BMW NZ use, the car would theoretically work in NZ. If this were the case, the next step would be to ask BMW NZ if they would be willing to add the vehicle to the NZ database or whatever.

Am I on the right track now?

Thanks again for your help.
No, because the sim needs to be on a free roaming plan which Vodafone UK does not offer in NZ.

I posted the free roaming Countries twice so how did you miss it?
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No, because the sim needs to be on a free roaming plan which Vodafone UK does not offer in NZ.

I posted the free roaming Countries twice so how did you miss it?
Well it’s clear that I obviously don’t understand this subject very well (hence why I posted in the first place), and it’s also clear that I’m struggling to understand what you are trying to tell me.

It is obvious (even to me) that I won’t be able to use a UK mobile plan and connection in NZ, and I don’t just expect the car to function fully in NZ without any changes. I’ve never had this expectation. All I’ve ever wanted to know is if it is technically possible to get the full functions of a UK BMW working in another country (NZ in this case) as I’m sure I’m not the only person who has ever wanted to do this. And if it is technically possible, what can/needs be done and what do I have to sacrifice in terms of features that I’ll never get working in NZ.
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Looks like I’ve exhausted my help on here.

I’ve put the question to BMW New Zealand to see what is possible and what isn’t. I’ll post the outcome once known as someone someday might find this info useful.
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Ok I have discussed this with BMW in New Zealand and will post the results here just in case anyone else wants to know in future, as there doesn’t appear to be much knowledge on this subject here.

iDrive 7 - can be changed by the user. Miles <=> Kms, Mpg <=> km/l

Navigation - local maps can be loaded at a cost

ConnectedDrive - this is a no go due to “issues with Germany”. My car would forever be tied to a UK dealership. I could not get any further info on what the issues are, but it sounds like it is a policy decision rather than a technical limitation.

Maybe one day BMW will change the rules but it’s not possible for now.

Hopefully this info helps someone else out one day.
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