RacingGreen07 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (7 years 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1639 times:
I was just browsing and I somehow stumbled upon some website about something called OnStar. Now being the Brit I am I decided to just check it out....
I am extremely just fascinated by their whole set-up. They employ so much technology its unbelievable. It is such a great idea and it shows the consumers agree as their call centre handles 100,000 calls A DAY!
They save so many people from tricky situations and its always good to know theres someone on the other side. And personally if I was living in the US I would love to get it!!
It just shows how technology has grown up really. It is really a useful service!
Do any a.netters have the OnStar system and if so what are your experiences? And if you don't have it then how come you decided not to get it?
Airfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1637 times:
My dad has something similar in his S550. You call them up and tell them where you want to go and they program your GPS to lead your car to that site. Also, if the destination is a restaurant or hotel they will make reservations for you. Or if you are going to an unfamiliar city and need a hotel you can ask them to find one for you that fits your requirements. Real helpful in my opinion.
IFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1617 times:
I have OnStar in both my cars. I haven't had to use it but it came free for the first year with both. However, when it comes time to renew, I'll renew because it saves me more on insurance per year because of the GPS tracking should either get stolen (a bit like LoJack) than the cost of renewal. Also, the fact that it will automatically call for emergency assistance if there is an airbag deployment or if the vehicle flips is very reassuring.
I'm sure their 'Directions & Connections' package is useful, but I have Garmin GPS units in both vehicles so wouldn't use it.
AsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1614 times:
Hello. This is DeShawn with On-Star. I see you have no idea where you're going. I will try to direct you out of the river bed. First, I need to know why the hell you are driving a Cadillac. According to my files, your adjusted gross income for 2007 was $23,776. Man, you got a Caddy with that income? Shit! I'm in the wrong job.
2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8956 posts, RR: 59
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1595 times:
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I heard a good story once about a guy who took his car across Lake Michigan on the ferry. Halfway across the lake, he went to his car, pressed the OnStar button, and asked for directions to the nearest dealership.
After about 5 or 10 minutes of complete and total confusion on OnStar's end, he finally revealed that he was on a ferry and just messing with them.