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Hi, my mother is not smartphone technical, although she does have an iPad. After seeing the automatic with my car, she loves it and wants the Automatic for her car and my fathers. Although, they both do not have iPhones, just basic flip phones. Is the Automatic capable of being attached to my account and then have a sub account for them to view their two cars off the iPad or from the computer on the website's dashboard? Or is the only way to make it work to log out of my app, then log in with a new account for both their cars? I would put them on my account if I knew their was some privacy so they couldn't always "check-in" on my location, etc.

Also what happens after the 5 years of the cellular plan is up for the Pro?
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Frank Rizzo

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Hi Frank,

The Automatic Pro adapter requires a smartphone to complete Setup, so the flip phones would not work at all. There are no sub-accounts available, but you could create a new Automatic account and install the adapters on their vehicles using your smartphone, and then they could download the Automatic app on the iPad and access their vehicles that way. 

As for the 5 years, for legal reasons, we have to provide a time limit on our offer of free cellular data. We currently have no plans to ever charge for 3G for this product. Our intention is that Automatic Pro will remain subscription-free. Here's the FAQ in our support community about this.

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