I did the switch, but it costs you a minimum of $240 for the year, at least on my 2010. I had signed up for 5 years of TeleAid for $844. TeleAid is out to screw you anyway they can. They refuse to return any of the money. TeleAid is expensive and will fraudulantly take your money. No wonder MB switched.
Will someone please enlighten me about Mbrace vs. Tele-aid? I got several letters in the mail from Mbrace intimating I would have no service if I did not switch to them and making it look like it was just an upgrade from Tele-aid. What happened with Tele-Aid? I still have it. Should I switch to Mbrace?
We switched, and paid the $299 lifetime fee. I think that offer is only available for current Teleaid customers. It seemed reasonable to me, mainly just for the safety features in case of an accident, flat tire, etc. I won't use it for anything else. There is an iPhone and Blackberry app available to lock / unlock your cars. It didn't work on my phone, something is strange.
I just liked the fact that they would call authorities if the car was in an accident, as well as help track it down if it was stolen. If I keep it for 3 or 4 more years, the $299 doesn't seem too bad.
The lifetime deal was only available to a select few. It was targeted to Teleaid subscribers that had a model year 2009, purchased within a certain time window. I don't believe anyone with a 2010 or 2011 were eligible, but it may be worth a call to mbrace to push them on the matter. As to wording of the offer, the word 'upgrade' is misleading. Mbrace is just a replacement service for newer MB customers. Those currently on teleaid still get the same basic service, and will continue in the future. If you compare the 2 carefully, you should see that they both offer safety and peace of mind. For those with newer MB's, mbrace is your only choice,
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