Once the remote control key has been removed from the car, the system's functions are available continuously for 5 days and then once per hour during the following 17 days. After a total of 22 days the system will be deactivated until the car is startedAvailability of the functions may vary..
The system only works in areas where Volvo On Call's partners have mobile coverage and in the markets where the service is available.
Just as with mobile phones, atmospheric disturbances or sparse transmitter coverage may lead to connection being impossible, e.g. in sparsely populated areas.