Users purchasing iPhone 14 or iPhone 15 series devices will be given free Emergency SOS and Roadside Assistance access for two years.
Apple has launched its new iPhone 15 series. This time the new iPhone has been equipped with a satellite-powered roadside assistance feature. For this, the company has partnered with the American Automobile Association (AAA). Users purchasing the new iPhone 14 or iPhone 15 series devices will be given free Emergency SOS and Roadside Assistance access for two years. Let’s know about this feature…
What is the roadside assistance feature?
Roadside Assistance Service is an extension of the Emergency SOS via Satellite feature launched with the iPhone 14 last year. That means it can be used in an emergency while driving a car and help can be sought through satellite facilities. If there is a problem with your car, you can text AAA for help with your emergency, such as a locked car gate, running out of fuel, or a flat tire. Is.
This feature becomes useful at times when you have no cellular or Wi-Fi coverage. In such times, help can be sought by taking advantage of Apple’s emergency text through this satellite option. However, this feature is only for American users. The facility is free for the first two years. However, the company has not yet told how much the users will have to pay for this facility after two years.
According to AAA, if you get into trouble while driving, you can connect to AAA via satellite after answering a few questions. The organization said users will receive clear guidance on how to stay connected to the satellite, so they can stay connected with an AAA agent via message and get important information about the status of their request.
How useful is the feature?
This feature becomes useful at times when you are driving in a remote area and your car’s battery and tires are dead. When you connect, a screen will pop up with those questions, then send the necessary information via satellite to AAA so they can dispatch someone to your location.
However, one thing to note is that satellite service requires a clear line of sight in the sky for communication. That means if you enter a dense forest or inside a parking garage, it will not work. Additionally, you will have to be located near a road to receive the service as this facility is not for off-road vehicles.