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I was told today (11/22/21) that the Tmobile OBD II dongle is not available for the Jeep Cherokee. Only the Jeep Grand Cherokee. I would have the same questions it looks like a lot of people have with no real answers from Jeep or Uconnect. Is the 2015 Cherokee upgradable to the 2018 HUD? If so would that make it so the 4G works or at least the OBD II dongle adapter an option to adapt to 4G? Knowing that this was going to be an issue does FCA or any after market companies have a fix whether hardware or software?
If you could do the radio swap (assuming they are compatible) you'll run into the issue of the 4g adapter not working then. There are other postings on here but to sum up, the radios are coded to your Vin. So that service can't be activated if you swap your radio with one from a newer vehicle. Having said this, as I've mentioned previously, go with a 3rd party unit if you want to have remote start via your phone or gps tracking. Viper or Dronemobile have these options.
 

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I am JUST finding out about the discontinuation of UConnect and am extremely frustrated as I frequently use the remote start to cool down my Jeep in the Arizona heat. I own a 2017 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk and thanks to this thread am now aware that OBD adapters are not available through TMobile. Some people have mentioned Viper and Drone Mobile as alternatives. What is your experience with those services? Do you prefer one over the other? I know an alarm and remote start was part of the package when I purchased my car. How do I find out which after market alarm I have? Thanks in advance for the help!
 

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I've been using the Drone mobile product since August and it has been great so far. My buddy has a Viper system on his Charger and Durango and he loves that product. From a functionality standpoint, viper and drone mobile do mostly the same things. For me, drone mobile will push notifications to my phone via the app if either the alarm is triggered, battery is low, or other such maintenance or vehicle alerts. Remote start or door lock/unlock via the app work great.
If you go the drone mobile route, you need to buy it with the Compustar remote start package. Best buy sells this and it has been on sale frequently over the past 4 months. On sale, you'll pay about $300 bucks for it plus it includes installation at best buy.

One thing to take note of both Viper and Drone mobile require monthly subscriptions. So instead of paying for Uconnect, you'll pay for the other service which for me ended up being about 2 bucks a month cheaper than Uconnect was.

If you want to know more about the Compustar/Drone mobile combo let me know.
 

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I've been using the Drone mobile product since August and it has been great so far. My buddy has a Viper system on his Charger and Durango and he loves that product. From a functionality standpoint, viper and drone mobile do mostly the same things. For me, drone mobile will push notifications to my phone via the app if either the alarm is triggered, battery is low, or other such maintenance or vehicle alerts. Remote start or door lock/unlock via the app work great.
If you go the drone mobile route, you need to buy it with the Compustar remote start package. Best buy sells this and it has been on sale frequently over the past 4 months. On sale, you'll pay about $300 bucks for it plus it includes installation at best buy.

One thing to take note of both Viper and Drone mobile require monthly subscriptions. So instead of paying for Uconnect, you'll pay for the other service which for me ended up being about 2 bucks a month cheaper than Uconnect was.

If you want to know more about the Compustar/Drone mobile combo let me know.
Thank you for this. Good to know there's an option for us when they phase-out 3g. More informative info here:Upgrade from 3G to 4G
I wonder if Viper/Drone Mobile lets you pick the carrier i.e Verizon/AT&T. Cause T-Mobile blows where i live.

I just restarted my uconnect access service via the 9.99 option yesterday and got a notification I have a UPS package coming from tmobile... Now im here lol.
 

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Thank you for this. Good to know there's an option for us when they phase-out 3g. More informative info here:Upgrade from 3G to 4G
I wonder if Viper/Drone Mobile lets you pick the carrier i.e Verizon/AT&T. Cause T-Mobile blows where i live.

I just restarted my uconnect access service via the 9.99 option yesterday and got a notification I have a UPS package coming from tmobile... Now im here lol.
Drone mobile uses ATT 4G service.
 
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