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Old 03-27-2007, 06:37 PM   #11
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when did GM first start installing Onstar, if I'm not mistaken wasn't 2000+ model years
Onstar was first available in '96 in the '97 Devilles, Sevilles and Eldorados


AND! According to Onstar'* website... The '98 Bonneville was available with onstar... Anyone ever seen one??
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Is it really worth the 399/yr for onstar?
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IMO, no...

no it'* not...

but whatever floats your boat
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If you travel a lot and can't stand the compass redesign, then yeah, I Iike Onstar. I have the upgraded package so I just call 'em and they tell me how to get to whatever destination I ask for. The hands free carphone is nice when I'm in NY as it is a no phone to your head state.
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Old 03-28-2007, 12:03 PM   #15
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Actually I did get pulled over in the bronx cause I was using my cell phone. I hated that place =/ the roads were so small and the people drive crazier than me. =/
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OnStar is only $199 a year for the basic *&* plan. However the cost per min is excessive.
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OnStar is only $199 a year for the basic *&* plan. However the cost per min is excessive.
The per minute cost is a lot from OnStar but a minute sharing plan is available. In the US, OnStar partnered with Verizon Wireless and in Canada with Bell Mobility. I pay $18.00/Month CDN and I can use either my handheld cell phone or my OnStar phone. Minutes from both are shared on my single plan. It'* only available with digital equipment though and was the biggest reason I upgraded from analog.

For those who are interested...

Bell Mobility Minute Sharing:
http://www.bell.ca/shopping/PrsShpWl...N_ONSTAR_MAY31

Verizon Wireless Minute Sharing:
http://www.vzwshop.com/onstar/
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Check your VIN here to see how this affects you...

https://www.myonstar.com/adt.os
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i havent gotten the letter yet but after hearing from a friend, i did push to lil blue button to find out and sure enough, by next year i will have the upgrade and get all the crap done but for now, im to cheap to do it as long is its not broke yet lol. i was told that 03 and older would no longer be able to use onstar though.
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My Aunt has an '01 SE with onstar, can't she have the whole system like redone or would that cost to much?
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