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I am taking delivery of a new Santa Fe today and I am curious about Blue link subscriptions. It was suggested to me that you could save by purchasing 3 years instead of 1 at a time. Is this true and if so what pricing do they offer?
 

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Take a look at the bluelink website. Like everything else you'll save by purchasing a longer subscription. I only used bluelink for the remote start for Connecticut winters. I never used the other features

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As it turns out you get a small discount if you buy three years at signing. It ended up costing $400 for 3 years to get the first 2 levels. The bite is that all I really wanted was remote start. There are aftermarket solutions but I figured I would give this a try for at least 3 years.
 

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I paid 60 some dollars for a year of the remote start. I usually don't keep vehicles for very long so it was cheaper to do the bluelink remote start vs an aftermarket starter. Plus using your cell phone to start your car and unlock it and set the air conditioning was very convenient

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I currently use the blue link remote start on the free trial. I will be ending my subscription and getting an aftermarket unit installed. For the cost of one year subscription to the standard blue link and the remote program, you can have almost paid for the aftermarket unit. Plus it adds resale value if you decide to sell later. I was really sold on the one mile radius of blue link, but most if the time I am much closer than that and it can take as long as 5 minutes to crank the vehicle using blue link. The aftermarket systems usually take 30 seconds. I guess I'm just too impatient lol.
 

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I currently use the blue link remote start on the free trial. I will be ending my subscription and getting an aftermarket unit installed. For the cost of one year subscription to the standard blue link and the remote program, you can have almost paid for the aftermarket unit. Plus it adds resale value if you decide to sell later. I was really sold on the one mile radius of blue link, but most if the time I am much closer than that and it can take as long as 5 minutes to crank the vehicle using blue link. The aftermarket systems usually take 30 seconds. I guess I'm just too impatient lol.
Which aftermarket system? Does it work with PTS (Push to Start) and have Smartphone (vs. keyfob)?

Just asking as looking into same thing for my new 2017 Santa Fe Sport 2.0 Ultimate w/tech package. Bluelink seems very unreliable (seeing complaints all over the place where it won't start your car at all, or it will after 3-4 minutes of you trying it, doesn't always send you texts). the main issues appear to be with the app (iPhone and Android) and the servers Hyundai uses. Look at all the complaints about the latest app update on Google/iTunes. And it's been that way since 2013 (I can find people with similar issues with the smartphone app back to 2013 where Hyundai would do an update and then it wouldn't work for a lot of people for months, and then it might work for months and then they update and it breaks again, etc.)

$189/year for Onstar, at least it worked all the time.
 

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I haven't started researching the aftermarket systems yet. I'm still riding out my free trial. I do know that viper has a system that uses your phone as the key / key fob..... I just installed a remote start alarm on my titan 6 months ago for 250. It has a 2500 foot radius.
 

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I haven't started researching the aftermarket systems yet. I'm still riding out my free trial. I do know that viper has a system that uses your phone as the key / key fob..... I just installed a remote start alarm on my titan 6 months ago for 250. It has a 2500 foot radius.
Well apparently the Viper kit doesn't list the 2017 Santa Fe yet, and even though it lists the 2016, when you go to "build" the system, the smartphone remote start option is grayed out (you can't pick it), so apparently it can't do smartphone remote start for the Santa Fe.

Will check around and see what happens.
 

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One thing I didn't expect.... I erroneously pressed the panic button (key was in golf bag & somehow the button got pushed) and the panic alarm went off, I must have been about 100 yards from the car. Right after that, I got a notice on my iPhone and Apple Watch that the Panic Alarm had gone off. Nice to know it let's you know, especially if you're not the one that set it off....
 

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Blue Link is unreliable and overpriced. I cancelled my subscription after the free trial.


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Well so far I'm not having any luck finding any aftermarket remote start that works with the 2017 SFS with a smartphone option.

I can find aftermarket's that'll work with an extra fob, and even with a 3,000 ft range, I doubt any of those will work through 12" concrete thick walls in a shopping mall, or through my building to the parking garage (but I know the cell phone signal that Bluelink uses works).

But if anyone can find one that'll work with the cell signal/smartphone that's aftermarket, let me know.

Rumor has it that you have a decent chance of doing the "XM" thing with Bluelink where you call to cancel and ask for a customer retention specialist and they'll give you a 40% discount (I haven't paid more than $8.95/month for XM for like 5 years, although they have a $4.95 promo for 6 months sometimes).

Again, just a rumor on that, I cannot confirm as I'm still within my free trial.
 

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Well so far I'm not having any luck finding any aftermarket remote start that works with the 2017 SFS with a smartphone option.

I can find aftermarket's that'll work with an extra fob, and even with a 3,000 ft range, I doubt any of those will work through 12" concrete thick walls in a shopping mall, or through my building to the parking garage (but I know the cell phone signal that Bluelink uses works).

But if anyone can find one that'll work with the cell signal/smartphone that's aftermarket, let me know.

Rumor has it that you have a decent chance of doing the "XM" thing with Bluelink where you call to cancel and ask for a customer retention specialist and they'll give you a 40% discount (I haven't paid more than $8.95/month for XM for like 5 years, although they have a $4.95 promo for 6 months sometimes).

Again, just a rumor on that, I cannot confirm as I'm still within my free trial.


It's not a rumor, I just did the same thing with my XM subscription and offered me 12 months for $99 plus royalty fees.


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It's not a rumor, I just did the same thing with my XM subscription and offered me 12 months for $99 plus royalty fees.


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Thanks, but what i meant was that, like XM, supposedly you can get Hyundai/Bluelink to discount their rate as well.
 
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