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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-14-2011, 10:23 AM Thread Starter
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Viper Smart Start

Anyone running this? It's an add on or standalone that lets you remote start/arm/unarm/lock/unlock etc from your iPhone/Droid/Blackberry. The full kit is $599, where as I believe I paid over $500 for the remote start 2 way alarm I have on my Imp a few years ago. I'm thinking of getting this for my TBSS, I always have my Droid on me, so one less thing to keep on my keychain. I'm getting mixed reviews searching it, seems like the first version of the program was crappy, the second version is much better.


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i was going to get it for like 350 installed with mod for windows ITS bada** but u gotta pay 10 or 15 a month for the app charge
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I saw it said $49 a year or $99 for 3 years. I just searched in the Google Market, it says the app is free. I think the part you're paying for is for a cell signal to the car, then just normal internet rates I guess since you use your 3G.


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We installed one on a car at the shop and its pretty cool. The alarm went off on accident the other day and the owner called asking if everything was ok cause he got a text it was triggered, its alot like having on star.

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Pay for the ability to start my car, screw that.
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I don't care about the remote start part as much, more for the alarm. That way no matter where I am I'll know if the alarm went off. The regular long range 2 way ones really don't work more than 100 feet away, and then I can see my car anyways.


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i just had this alarm installed, the features are incredible but i'm still on the fence as to whether or not i want to pay for the the fee their asking...
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When I saw Scott Williams/Hack over Christmas vacation, I asked him a few questions about the Viper remote start system he installed on the Tahoe I bought (My parents drove it up at Thanksgiving).

He told me he installed the type of system you wrote about on XXX (X-To protect privacy) and XXX liked it because it alerted XXX to a problem one afternoon via smart phone.

I'd prefer a one time fee for the service, as opposed to monthly charges myself, but.....what can ya do.

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i just had this alarm installed, the features are incredible but i'm still on the fence as to whether or not i want to pay for the the fee their asking...
Let me know how you like it in a month, still on the fence about getting it.


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ahh so far i love it and the range is incredible, i'm waiting for amer to get me a price on the startsmart module w/ gps so i can go ahead and add it in...
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