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Flash & Honk

Post by davidb » Tue May 29, 2018 1:42 pm

Has anyones else's honk and flash option disappeared from skoda connect?
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Re: Flash & Honk

Post by Kenny R » Tue May 29, 2018 1:53 pm

I’ve still got Honk & Flash on mine. But I’ve only had my Kodiaq for just over a month, perhaps it’s one of the things that ceases after a year unless you pay to keep it.
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Re: Flash & Honk

Post by iwarv » Tue May 29, 2018 2:52 pm

Yeah, I don't see these options on the web portal.
My IOS app does have them still though, and let's face it; that's where they matter (i.e. when you're out and about and cannot find the car)
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Re: Flash & Honk

Post by Colin Lambert » Tue May 29, 2018 3:08 pm

Mine has gone after 13 months. The buggas!
Mind you I've only used it once when I really needed it as i was lost in the New Forest and it didn't work!! :lol:
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Re: Flash & Honk

Post by iwarv » Tue May 29, 2018 3:28 pm

Interesting thought.
If you stuck your own (data) SIM into the car, would you get this feature back?

The hidden Vodafone SIM may indeed expire after 12 months unless you pay up.
At least with your own SIM you get a lot of extra stuff, but would you get that Connect stuff back too?

I still have a few months to go, but in the meantime I have requested one of those 200MB SIM cards from Three.
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Re: Flash & Honk

Post by davidb » Tue May 29, 2018 5:21 pm

it isn't anything to do with 12 months as l only got the car in Sep 17 and it has a sim in it. I will check the phone app though
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Re: Flash & Honk

Post by iwarv » Tue May 29, 2018 6:19 pm

davidb wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 5:21 pm
it isn't anything to do with 12 months as l only got the car in Sep 17 and it has a sim in it. I will check the phone app though
I know. I got my Kodiaq just a few weeks earlier than yours and I still H&F available, but only from the app.
I was suggesting that perhaps we all lose that feature once the honeymoon period is over and that a personal (data) SIM may ensure prolonged use of certain Connect features like this.
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Re: Flash & Honk

Post by Daddy2Bears » Tue May 29, 2018 7:17 pm

I think the servers are playing up again, can't refresh my car's status for a few hours and I've only just got back from a trip to Asda.

Perhaps if it can't connect to the server the app disables 'live' functions?
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Re: Flash & Honk

Post by davidb » Tue May 29, 2018 8:56 pm

just checked and its available on the phone via the android app but not available on the website. Not an issue for me but the misses has a windows phone and can not use an app just the website
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Re: Flash & Honk

Post by Colin Lambert » Wed May 30, 2018 9:35 am

Everything else on "Skoda Connect' works for me. Position, doors locked. consumption, next service all o.k.
I assume the 'panic' buttons still work if the SIM goes out of date and that they have their own SIM?
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