Used it all up? Or used it just in general? I purchased the addtional 100 minutes for $14 right away...so that gave me a total of 130 minutes to use within one year. :thumbs: To answer your question...yes, I have used the onstar phone service a few times...works fine for me.Hey, has anyone used there 30 minutes free, phone service, via on-star??
I use it a lot and I love it. I purchased the extra minutes too for the year. So easy and so much better then holding a cell phone while driving. I hate talking on the phone while driving, but at least this is a piece of cake!!Hey, has anyone used there 30 minutes free, phone service, via on-star??
That would be worth it to me also, something about driving a new car and have that nasty engine light go on! .Especially driving out-of-town....(never had "onstar" before)i have not really used the free minutes...BUT...my check engine light came on at 2800 miles while driving out of town. Onstar told me exacly what was wrong with my car...told me that she was still okay to drive and to get it looked at within 7 days...that to me is worth paying for Onstar!!!
Now do you also need to suscribe to both the Onstar and Verizon for the in-car phone to work? Or once you switch the phone to Verizon service, can you stop renewing your Onstar and have the phone still work?We use the Verizon service with the Sky. Works very well with the top up and ok with the top down. You can only use OnStar or Verizon- sorry to the other carriers. To add the car to your Verison costs an additional $9.99 per month and then you share the minutes with your other phones. You must use the OnStar phone number to get the Verizon hooked up as they have control of the cars phone system.
We have been quite happy with how the phone works.
drat.....well....i guess it's still good to have the Onstar anyway, for the other features, but paying for both would be a little pointless to me at least. My cell phone has a decent speakerphoneYou have to keep the OnStar if you want to use the in-car phone ( car-phone ?)
When you purchase the 100 minute deal the 30 free minutes get extended for a year.Yes I used the 30 and combined with 100 (same deal as nscrbug) good for a year (the 30 mins are only good for 3 mos). Originally I figured I'd put it on Verizon and pay the $10 a month to add it to my share mins... The OnStar rep took teh time to ask about my phone use (not much) and it really is cheaper to go with the OnStar minutes (for me). Since teh car will only be used about 8 mos a year and with my usage use only 200-300 mins during that time, its cheaper to pay $50-60 for the minutes rather than the $120 for the Verizon (12 mos at 10 buck a month). To top that -- I wonder about OnStar renewal. With all GM cars getting OnStar you'd think they'd really discount the price -- I feel $200 a year is just too much for a monthly email (That's about all I get out of it other than the phone)