Apple’s newest innovation, the Apple Roadside Assistance via Satellite feature on the iPhone 15, is a game-changer for travelers and drivers who find themselves in areas with spotty or no cellular reception.
Imagine being stranded due to a car breakdown and still being able to call for help. Thanks to the collaboration between Apple and AAA, this has become a reality. However, to utilize this life-saving feature, you’ll need a AAA membership.
In this blog post, we will guide you step-by-step on obtaining a AAA membership. Not only will we dive deep into the sign-up process, but we’ll also explore the various AAA membership tiers and the unique benefits they offer. So, whether it’s a flat tire, a dead battery, or any unexpected car trouble.
What is Apple Roadside Assistance via Satellite?
Apple has a new feature for iPhone 15 Series users. It’s called “Roadside Assistance via Satellite“. With this, you can get help from the American Automobile Association (AAA) when your car has problems, even if your phone doesn’t have a signal. Here’s how:
- Open Apple Maps on your phone.
- Click on the “Roadside Assistance” button.
- Choose the help you need.
- Apple will connect you to a person from AAA who can help.
What is AAA Membership?
AAA membership gives you help anytime your car has trouble. They can tow your car, fix a flat tire, help if you’re locked out, or bring you gas. Plus, with AAA, you can get discounts when you travel, eat out, or shop. It’s a handy service to have!
|Feature||Apple Roadside Assistance via Satellite||AAA Membership|
|Availability||iPhone 15||All vehicles|
|Coverage||When cellular or Wi-Fi coverage is unavailable||24/7|
|Cost||Free for AAA members with two-year memberships, pay-per-use for non-members||Varies depending on membership level|
|Benefits||Towing, flat tire service, lockout service, fuel delivery||Towing, flat tire service, lockout service, fuel delivery, discounts on travel, dining, and shopping|
Benefits of AAA Membership
Here are some of the benefits of having a AAA membership:
- 24/7 roadside assistance
- Flat tire service
- Fuel delivery
- Minor auto repairs
- Travel discounts
- Member discounts on products and services
How to Join or Get AAA Membership for Apple Roadside Assistance
Here are the steps on how to create and get AAA membership Via AAA phone number roadside assistance [+1 (800) 222-4357] or Via online to use Apple Roadside Services:
- First off, Go to the AAA website. and Select your state or province (Enter your Zip/ Postal code).
- Click on “Join Now“.
- Choose the type of membership you want, and Tap on “Join Today“. There are 3 types of membership.
- Enter your personal information and tap on “Review & Pay“.
- To Submit your application. Enter Payment details and tap on “Process Payment” to Pay your membership Fees.
Once your membership is approved, you will receive a welcome kit in the mail. This kit will include your membership card, roadside assistance guide, and other information.
How to Use Apple Roadside Service on iPhone 15 Series
To use Apple Roadside Services, you will need to add your AAA membership card to your Apple Wallet. You can do this by following these steps:
- First, make sure you’ve registered on AAA.com.
- Then Open the AAA Mobile app and sign in using your AAA.com details.
- In the app, click on the Member picture in the top-left.
- Select “View Card” to see your digital AAA Membership card.
- Now, Click “Add to Apple Wallet” at the bottom-right of the card.
- Your card will show up in Apple Wallet. Click “Add” on the top-right.
- Finally, click “Done” on the top-left. Now, you can see your AAA card in Apple Wallet anytime!
Your AAA membership card will now be added to your Apple Wallet. You can use it to request roadside assistance from Apple Maps.
AAA Membership Plan
AAA offers three levels of membership: Basic, Plus, and Premier. The cost of each level varies depending on your location.
- This is AAA’s starter package.
- Get help on the road anytime with towing up to 3 miles, tire fixes, lockout help, and even gas delivery.
- Enjoy discounts when you travel, eat out, or shop.
- This is AAA’s most popular package.
- You get everything from the Basic package.
- Plus, they’ll tow you up to 100 miles, help with dead batteries, and pull your car out if it’s stuck.
- Score bigger discounts on car rentals, hotel stays, and flights.
- This is AAA’s top-tier package.
- Enjoy everything from the Plus package.
- Get a big 200-mile towing allowance, planning for your trips, and insurance in case your trip has to be canceled or cut short.
- On top of that, get special deals on AAA items and services.
|AAA Membership Plan||Price (Per month)|
When using Apple’s Roadside Assistance via Satellite, remember:
- You can only use it in the selected 16 countries.
- It’s for iPhone 15 users with two years of free Emergency SOS and Apple Roadside Assistance.
- You either need a AAA membership or pay a one-time fee to AAA if you’re not a member.
- It won’t cover every car problem.
Apple Roadside Assistance Available Countries
Currently, this feature is available in 16 countries. When the iPhone 15 was released, the feature was initially available in 14 countries.
One month later, it became available in Spain and Switzerland. Here’s a list of all the countries where this feature is supported:
- New Zealand
- United Kingdom
- United States
That’s it! the integration of the Roadside Assistance via Satellite feature in the iPhone 15 showcases Apple’s commitment to enhancing user safety and convenience. As the feature continues to expand to more countries, more iPhone users globally will benefit from the peace of mind it offers during unexpected roadside emergencies. Partnering with trusted services like AAA further solidifies the value of this feature.
What’s the price of a AAA membership?
AAA membership prices vary based on your chosen membership level and where you live. For instance, the AAA Classic membership in California is $65 annually, while the AAA Premier membership is $125 annually.
What’s the process to get AAA membership?
It’s easy! You can sign up for AAA membership online, over the phone, or by visiting a local AAA branch. Just provide some personal details, pick your membership type, and handle the payment.
How long can I use Apple Roadside Assistance via Satellite feature?
This feature comes free for two years when you buy an iPhone 15. After that period, you’ll need an active AAA membership to keep using it.
Can I use AAA services without an iPhone 15?
Absolutely! Even if you don’t own an iPhone 15, you can still reach out to AAA for roadside help either by calling their dedicated number or via the AAA app.