Originally Posted by Patrys@BimmerTech
Since you are from the UK I assume you have BMW Assist option.
It means BMW Online will not work over your phone's data connection but will be using your Assist account. You should contact BMW Assist and check with them.
On the other hand we can enable BMW Online/Live and the Internet browser to work through tethering but this will disable your BMW Assist services in the iDrive.
Well the M3 is a US Spec. I ordered one through military sales overseas and took delivery here in the UK, then BMW will ship the car to the states when I'm done with my tour over here.
I doubt I will be able to activate BMW Assist over here on a US Spec M3, hence the reason I was looking into BMW Live through a personal mobile phone data connection. Of course I would probably want to reverse this once I get back to the US in 2 years time so I can utilize the Assist services.