adaminla
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Is there a way to send a text if car is NOT plugged in

Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:46 pm

Well, I did it. Forgot to plug in my car after a midnight run for some ice cream. Got back home and didn't connect the charger and this morning got into the car with 39% remaining battery...

I tried to find a way to alert me that the car isn't connected to the charger but don't see anything easy in carwings.

Any advice?

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Re: Is there a way to send a text if car is NOT plugged in

Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:48 pm

You can set up the car to email you about certain events, and not being plugged in at a charging station
(your house) is one of those events. You need to enable the Carwings menu in the car and choose the delay before the email goes out, and then on the Nissan website, you need to enter in your email address or cell phone text info....It works pretty well....

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Re: Is there a way to send a text if car is NOT plugged in

Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:15 pm

Thanks Randy. Will try that now.

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Re: Is there a way to send a text if car is NOT plugged in

Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:01 pm

You also need to save the location of which EVSEs you want to be notified about. It won't just automatically warn you when you're near an EVSE but not plugged in.

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Re: Is there a way to send a text if car is NOT plugged in

Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:25 pm

The plugin reminder works well. Sends you an notification about 5 min after getting home if you don't plug in. I just wish a notification was sent if the LEAF's charge timer is activated and it's not plugged in. Seems like that would be more important than if I came home in the middle of the day and didn't plug in.
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Re: Is there a way to send a text if car is NOT plugged in

Sat Apr 30, 2011 6:54 am

I always get the reminder email -- and it has saved me twice. But I have never gotten a reminder text. I have double checked my info in CARWINGS and it is correct. Any ideas?

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Re: Is there a way to send a text if car is NOT plugged in

Sat Apr 30, 2011 9:47 am

jhm614 wrote:I always get the reminder email -- and it has saved me twice. But I have never gotten a reminder text. I have double checked my info in CARWINGS and it is correct. Any ideas?

j.
Have you double checked your info in the Nissan Owners Portal, in the Manage Account section?

There is a space for the phone number to get the texts, and which wireless provider you use.

I am on AT&T, and getting the texts is flawless. Whenever I drive home, I get a reminder text in about 5 minutes if not plugged in. If I DO plug in, no text.\
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Re: Is there a way to send a text if car is NOT plugged in

Sun May 01, 2011 6:54 am

AmarilloLeaf wrote:Have you double checked your info in the Nissan Owners Portal, in the Manage Account section?

There is a space for the phone number to get the texts, and which wireless provider you use.
This was my problem the first time I set it up. I put in my phone number correctly, but put in my old provider (T-Mobile) even though I have been with Verizon for over a year. Set it to Verizon and it started working for me.

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Re: Is there a way to send a text if car is NOT plugged in

Mon May 09, 2011 8:24 pm

JasonT wrote:
AmarilloLeaf wrote:Have you double checked your info in the Nissan Owners Portal, in the Manage Account section?

There is a space for the phone number to get the texts, and which wireless provider you use.
This was my problem the first time I set it up. I put in my phone number correctly, but put in my old provider (T-Mobile) even though I have been with Verizon for over a year. Set it to Verizon and it started working for me.
Has anyone gotten a text using T-Mobile as a provider? I have verified that the provider (T-Mobile) and my phone number are both correct. I get the reminder emails but no text...
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Re: Is there a way to send a text if car is NOT plugged in

Mon May 09, 2011 8:50 pm

jhm614 wrote:
JasonT wrote:
AmarilloLeaf wrote:Have you double checked your info in the Nissan Owners Portal, in the Manage Account section?

There is a space for the phone number to get the texts, and which wireless provider you use.
This was my problem the first time I set it up. I put in my phone number correctly, but put in my old provider (T-Mobile) even though I have been with Verizon for over a year. Set it to Verizon and it started working for me.
Has anyone gotten a text using T-Mobile as a provider? I have verified that the provider (T-Mobile) and my phone number are both correct. I get the reminder emails but no text...
T-Mobile blocks short code addresses from sending you SMS messages until you initiate a contact with them. Send a SMS message (anything really) to 79161 and then configure CARWINGS to send you a SMS when charging stops, plug in the car for 10 minutes, then unplug. Hopefully if everything is working properly the message will pop through. I'm using T-Mobile and SMS messages are coming through fine.
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