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Viper smart start import

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Printed Date: December†09, 2022 at 7:54 PM


Topic: Viper smart start import

Posted By: chrisj000
Subject: Viper smart start import
Date Posted: September†15, 2016 at 5:07 PM

Maybe a stupid question but is it possible to import a viper smartstart unit from the US and get it activated for use in the UK or are they designed to work on different networks thanks in advance Chris



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Posted By: lurch228
Date Posted: September†16, 2016 at 7:33 PM
I've never seen a different model for any other region. As the Unit has to be programmed and configured at the dealer for use for each vehicle. Software will need to be flashed at time of install. All cellular radio banding is done thru specific firmware, not hardware any more. My Note 2 was the same hardware for Sprint and Verizon minus the integrated Sim, Micro SD daughter board. The rest was carrier specific firmware. And you can swap the Verizon sim board into a sprint note 2 and with the proper firmware mods use the sprint phone on Verizon with a Verizon sim card swap.

If there were any limitations it would be software based. The new xpresskit DBALL2 is shipped UN-programmed and needs to be flashed before it will work with any vehicle.




Posted By: howie ll
Date Posted: September†17, 2016 at 11:41 AM
It won't work in the UK, it needs a UK SIM card UK GSM is 1800, US 1900 though I don't think that part matters considering all the sub-frequencies. Sprint and Verizon use the CDMA system, the rest of the world uses GSM with SIMS.
I have a spare UK Smartstart.

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Amateurs assume, don't test and have problems; pros test first. I am not a free install service.
Read the installation manual, do a search here or online for your vehicle wiring before posting.




Posted By: chrisj000
Date Posted: September†17, 2016 at 12:33 PM
How much is a uk smart start howie the ones I've found are to expensive for my pocket and only considered one after seeing cheap in the US on ebay,thanks for your help on my other problem all sorted now




Posted By: howie ll
Date Posted: September†17, 2016 at 12:37 PM
How much do you want to pay?

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Amateurs assume, don't test and have problems; pros test first. I am not a free install service.
Read the installation manual, do a search here or online for your vehicle wiring before posting.




Posted By: howie ll
Date Posted: September†17, 2016 at 12:40 PM
The UK trade price is £189 + VAT = £226.80.
We can work back from there!

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Amateurs assume, don't test and have problems; pros test first. I am not a free install service.
Read the installation manual, do a search here or online for your vehicle wiring before posting.




Posted By: lurch228
Date Posted: September†18, 2016 at 12:42 AM
Did some digging around and there are 2 different Smart Start models the dSM250 for North America , and a DSM250i (international) for every where else like the UK, GR, AU, and the such.
The Hardware is identical but the loaded firmware is different to support the international wireless standards just like a international phone. The only hurdle I can see by buying the dsm250i off ebay will be if Directed tracks the point of distribution at the time of activation to any given location or not that would keep you from activating it in a country that it wasn't distributed too. If your willing to take the risk of not being able to activate it, too save a few dollars that's on you. Otherwise take howie II up on his offer.




Posted By: chrisj000
Date Posted: October†19, 2016 at 2:29 PM
I took howie up on his offer,great guy to deal with,I bought a years subscription yesterday and is working great




Posted By: howie ll
Date Posted: October†19, 2016 at 2:33 PM
Nice

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Amateurs assume, don't test and have problems; pros test first. I am not a free install service.
Read the installation manual, do a search here or online for your vehicle wiring before posting.




Posted By: Mark Mizenko
Date Posted: October†19, 2016 at 4:15 PM
Hell of a guy I always said!




Posted By: howie ll
Date Posted: October†19, 2016 at 4:41 PM
Now I'm blushing!


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Amateurs assume, don't test and have problems; pros test first. I am not a free install service.
Read the installation manual, do a search here or online for your vehicle wiring before posting.





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