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Vodafone Protect & Connect 5

Olisuds Dec 2, 2019 at 10:22 PM

  1. Olisuds

    Olisuds New Member Team Glacier Team Daytona Team V6 Audi S5 quattro Coupe

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    After having my S5 stolen 5 weeks ago I’m looking at getting a tracker and immobiliser fitted to the new one I’m picking up tomorrow. Audi have recommended the Vodafone Protect & Connect 5. I just wondered how big the cards are and how you carry them around. Are they like credit card size that you can put in your wallet or are they like a key fob with a hole that you can attach to a set of keys. Otherwise I’m just conscious that it’s another thing to forget when leaving the house.
     
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  3. Raiden

    Raiden Well-Known Member

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    Get a Autowatch Ghost fitted and job done or one these

    Got a ghost on the wife’s T5 California as she doesn’t like carrying extras about


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  4. Evil Derboy

    Evil Derboy Well-Known Member Team Daytona Audi RS5 Owners Group

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    Unless things have changed in the last couple of years, the cards are about half the size of a credit card and are around 4mm thick.
     
  5. Olisuds

    Olisuds New Member Team Glacier Team Daytona Team V6 Audi S5 quattro Coupe

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    Thanks for that. So too thick to put in wallet like a credit card perhaps? Do they attach to a key ring? Any idea how people carry them around?

    Have thought about getting AWG immobiliser although not sure Audi will fit one. How is PIN number entered?
     
  6. Evil Derboy

    Evil Derboy Well-Known Member Team Daytona Audi RS5 Owners Group

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    They’ll fit in your wallet but will be bulky. They don’t have a hole to go on your key fob (would defeat the purpose - you’re supposed to keep them separate from your keys).

    I used to leave mine in the house most of the time and then get called from Vodafone whilst driving.
     
  7. HTB

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    I have a coins press stud pouch on the inside of my wallet. I don't carry any loose change so I keep the fob in there. Not bulky and I don't notice it's there.



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  8. Olisuds

    Olisuds New Member Team Glacier Team Daytona Team V6 Audi S5 quattro Coupe

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    Yeah that’s kind of what I was bothered about. They don’t appear to be designed in any way that helps you to keep them with you when you leave the house. Like in your wallet or attached to your house keys.

    Unfortunately I don’t have anything like that. Wife is fine. She can just put it in her purse - if I let her have one :) My wallet is fairly slim. I’d assumed when I spoke to Audi that the cards were a lot slimmer.
     
  9. Evil Derboy

    Evil Derboy Well-Known Member Team Daytona Audi RS5 Owners Group

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    What's wrong with your pockets?
     
  10. Olisuds

    Olisuds New Member Team Glacier Team Daytona Team V6 Audi S5 quattro Coupe

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    :-D

    Haha yeah nothing wrong with my pockets the problem is getting it into my pockets. Like you said, I’m trying to avoid getting the call from Vodafone.

    Furthermore, if you leave the house without taking the car you need some sort of reminder to take the immobiliser with you rather than leaving it at home for a burglar to pick up.

    I guess you just get in the habit of it. It just seems weird that there’s not an easier way to keep it with you.

    Funnily enough I spoke with the insurance company and there doesn’t seem to be any benefit to the premium if you get a tracker fitted. Even the guy at Audi questioned whether I’d actually want it back if it was stolen - which I hadn’t really considered until now.
     
  11. CWD

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    You can buy a leather holder that goes on a key ring , got one for mine as they are to bulky for wallet and tend to try to escape from your pocket , I will try and find a link, from what I can remember it wasn't cheep :wtf:
     
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  13. Olisuds

    Olisuds New Member Team Glacier Team Daytona Team V6 Audi S5 quattro Coupe

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    Yeah that would be perfect. Exactly what I’m looking for. I had searched on amazon and eBay and couldn’t find anything at all so if you have a link it would be greatly appreciated:)
     
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    Olisuds New Member Team Glacier Team Daytona Team V6 Audi S5 quattro Coupe

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  16. Evil Derboy

    Evil Derboy Well-Known Member Team Daytona Audi RS5 Owners Group

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    I had a Maserati that came with the system from the factory a few years ago. I renewed it after 12 months and then didn’t bother the next time.

    I wouldn’t want the car back either. The only thing it benefits are the insurance companies. I’d take my payout and buy something else.

    Prevention and deterrents are better than recovery at the end of the day.
     
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  17. davc

    davc Well-Known Member Team Glacier S3 Saloon Audi S3 saloon quattro S tronic

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    Tracker is a better system and uses VHF so can be located underground and in metal containers.
     

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