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Logan Turner

Best Buy Onstar

OnStar is now in its ninth generation of technology. The first-generation OnStar product in 1996 was comprised of 38 individual components and could take up to four days to install. Now all of the technology required to deliver the OnStar experience fits inside a rearview mirror weighing only 23 ounces, and professional installation is expected to take less than an hour. This requires removing the vehicle?s current rearview mirror, replacing it with the OnStar product and running an electric power source to the new mirror. For more information on OnStar?s innovation and the new OnStar mirror, visit?

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OnStar, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Motors, is the leading provider of connected safety and security solutions, value-added mobility services and advanced information technology. Currently available on more than 40 MY 2011 GM models, OnStar soon will be available for installation on most other vehicles already on the road through local electronics retailers, including Best Buy. OnStar safely connects its more than six million subscribers, in the U.S., Canada and China, in ways never thought possible. OnStar Stolen Vehicle Slowdown is a recipient of the 2010 Edison Award for Best New Product in the technology category. More information about OnStar can be found at

Of course, far more people have stubbornly gone on buying Fords, Toyotas, Hyundais and other brands that don't have OnStar. This summer, GM did something that was both gutsy and intelligent: it started letting the rest of the world in on the service, courtesy of OnStar FMV (For My Vehicle), a version that can be installed into existing vehicles from any company. And it did so in a really clever way, by building the necessary electronics into an aftermarket rearview mirror that includes most of the features of the version hardwired into GM vehicles. The company recently loaned me a Ford Explorer for a weekend so I could try OnStar in this new form.(See the 50 best inventions of 2010.)

Hello,I feel obligated to place my two cents in regarding onstar..For one thing weather you pay cash or not for a gm vehicle you(must)subscribe to onstar to activate it.Even if it is free for the first year you also have to give them your credit card information to activate the system.This is how they have your numbers.Also in the litriture it states if prior cancellation of services is not recieved they will assume you wish to continue services and hence the charges to your credit card.P.S i use onstar in two of my vehicles and feel more secure with it.Regards..

What all of the stories miss is that the onstar hardware in the car costs GM about $1,000, wireless activation and airtime costs another $200 per year, and the call center another $200/year. System design, testing and validation costs are in the $10-100 millions. How can they only charge 199-299/year then you ask? Easy, the rest is baked into the price of the car. Just one of the resons why GM is now bankrupt, etc. All things being equal if GM dumped onstar they could reduce the price of each car by at least $1k. Once you know the true costs involved and the subscription scams they practice, you relaize this is just another corperate fleecing of US citizens.

I just got a 2009 h3 hummer and I activated my trial with onstar today. They asked me if I wished to put a credit card on file and I said not at the moment I wanted to get used to system and see if I had any use for it. They said no problem so as of right now if I get charged in a year I know they stole my financial information from some where. It is also true that having onstar in your car. GM collects data to see your driving habits and they now offer discounts on insurance if you minimize your driving. I also assume cops can get ahold of those records to see where you were if there was a crime. Im not a conspiracy theorist or anything but I wouldnt be suprised if some guy gets caught for a crime. Because onstar placed his car at the scene lol.

If you are using onstar or not,,,all vehicles dating from 06 now have a BLACK box wired into your vehicles computers.It continually records the last fifteen or twenty seconds of driving that includes speed,vehicle yaw,if brakes were applied ,,,etc. These recordings CAN and HAVE been used against the owners after certain vehicle accidents,Examplea lad struck a lady on a crosswalk and killed her, He stated he was driving thirty miles an hour(however police recovered the black box and it showed his speed to be in excess of sixty miles per hour,So he was chargerd with vehicular manslaughter, and convicted..So big daddy IS watching everytime we drive now!

I bookmarked this thread so I'll do my best to keep up here and report my interactions with onstar. The other thing was I signed a contract at dealer for 1 years free service and when I activated with person she told me 3 months so i have to get that straightened out aswell. With the black box what stops us as citizens from using it to show cops are liars about giving speeding tickets when we truely didn't speed?

my new vehicle with onstar was hit in a near fatal accident. i was never notified by phone or email and there was no damage to onstar. any info on this matter or direction would be appreciated. i have since purchased a new malibu and informed onstar i dont want or have faith in their service and explained why. they have no record and basically blew me off. however they offered me an estra year free and i informed them i dont want it but they credited me anyway. my wife is permanently disabled as a relult and our life has changed dramatacilly. any info on similar matters would be appreciated. my stomach turns when i see automatic crash res-ponse commercial on tv from onstar all the time.

Very sorry to hear about the bad accident,but you left out some information,On star only knows of an accident IF the airbags deploy(usually only in a frontal collission)SO if you had a rear end collission or a side impact then possably the airbags did not deploy(hence no notification of onstar)I am in no way defending onstar,Just giving the facts as i know them.If the airbags deployed then there is absolutly NO excuse for there omission,Again so sorry to hear about your terrable accident and wish the very best for you and your wife.

hey thanks for that info. appreciated..however onstar never asked about airbag nor informed of that fact ..nor do i see airbags depoloyed on their dramatic commercials where onstar calls to check on accident victims to see if they are was a side impact and no airbags were deployed..thanks again for your useful knowledge, my friend.

hello tmbucz,On star is notafied if any airbag is deployed,As far as contacting them without a subscription (onstar says no) however before i subscribed i once used the red button and after several minutes they did answer.I am a believer in the service especially the hands free phone,however every system has it 's pitfalls as marshall found out(sorry to say).

So I told everyone I would be back in a year to see if onstar some how gets my credit card info outside of contacting me. I got a letter for them today saying that I have less then a month left on my free trial I was told the trial was for a year. Im at almost 3 months and they are getting ready to end my trial, its all very interesting.

I have a 2009 sierra, and got into an accident which left my truck on its side. Turned a corner to sharp and it tipped. Airbags did not deploy as it just tipped over, does this mean onstar did not know about the accident and its information about the time of the accident?

Next time your driving with the radio cranked, hopefully you will be able to hear the Fire Truck or Police car racing to help someone. If a person talking to you causes you too near crash, maybe you should take some driving lessons as you dont sound that safe on the road. Hopefully when you get in that crash the other car will have onstar so they can send rescue people to help save both of you. And dear sir, take a chill pill!

I am trying to look up how onstar was aware immediatly when I transfered the vehicle title over. I bought this vehicle from a relative, and they have a subscription with several vehicles, and left mine on there. I figure if I took it to a dealership they would remove my vehicle, but before I even had the title from the state, almost immediatly after filing for the transfer I noticed the onstar lights were off. It seems weird, does the state (MN) send onstar info about selling your vehicle???

Connected Vehicle Plan General Disclosure: Connected Vehicle Plan does not include emergency or security services. Service varies with conditions and location. Data plans provided by AT&T. See for details and limitations.

Safety & Security Plan General Disclosure: OnStar plan, working electrical system, cell reception and GPS signal required. OnStar links to emergency services. See for details and limitations. Automatic Crash Response: not all vehicles may transmit all crash data. Roadside services provided by Allstate Roadside Service for vehicles only. Limitations and restrictions apply. Stolen Vehicle Assistance requires armed GM factory-installed theft-deterrent system, contact method on file and enrollment to receive alerts. Additional messaging and data rates may apply. Services are intended to assist with vehicle recovery and do not prevent theft or protect against damage or loss. 041b061a72

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