That's a fantastic way of saying that the car doesn't have SiriusXM. Salesmen will do everything they can to sell what benefits them the most (in this case, what's in their inventory I guess)
Indeed, especially to a couple in their 70's who are not tech savvy. Why not fully explain that this particular trim does not have it standard but there is a workaround using the app and how to set up that workaround. My MIL left there expecting it to work because the salesman said it would after helping her download the app.
Very funny but sadly a true statement. She texted me later saying that she got it working. She called the salesman, who actually stepped up this time and explained in detail that to use the app, she has to be connected to ACP. He told her to call, not chat, SiriusXM and they would set up her new account. She said the app account was created in under five minutes and the time left on their Jeep account was pro-rated to this new account. Why couldn't he take two extra minutes to explain this to her before they drove off?!
So there is a way to use SiriusXM in those trims not equipped with it if you have access to ACP. To do so, you must download the app, call Sirius to create your account and then use ACP to access the app. I am going to guess this will work with AA as well.
To my knowledge, every single app installed on your phone uses data from your cellphone plan unless connected to a wifi network, of course. If you don't have unlimited data usage, you wanna be careful how you use that app. It will add up to your bill. Using SiriusXM app it's like using any other app, YouTube or what not. I have a subscription with SiriusXM, I pay for Traffic Plus and something else, I can't remember from the top of my head. In the subscription I have the app included but I've never used it because my car has SiriusXM option so no need for the app.
This is what I was thinking as well. If you are using an app, then you are going through your carrier's network, in this case to obtain the satellite signal.
Guess my next text should be to my SIL to give her a heads up. But first, I am going to ask why in the world does she not have unlimited data?!