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View Poll Results: Did you sign up for the OnStar and XM after the free trial ran out?
Yes-OnStar 60 14.71%
Yes-XM radio 96 23.53%
kept both 85 20.83%
don't want either 167 40.93%
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post #171 of 172 (permalink) Old 06-09-2019, 09:23 PM
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I have on star for 3 month trial, I like that I can cool down the car while at my desk. I'm hoping they give me a break when I cancel it. Sirius i have had for like 10 years maybe.... After my trial i signed up for the long term deal. I have it in my crv too and I just call to cancel and they offer it to $5 a month. I do that once a year or twice a year depending on the deal. I like no commercials and it's just not the same to throw songs on my phone and play them in shuffle mode.

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post #172 of 172 (permalink) Old 06-09-2019, 11:57 PM
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On our 2016 Equinox and 2017 Malibu we still take advantage of the five year/included basic plan that gives key fob controls (start/stop; lock/unlock; horn/lights and monthly diagnostic reports and more.

On my 2019 Equinox there is no basic remote access included after the trial period. I did purchase this service for a negotiated price of around $94 a year which includes more than the old basic services: Now I get remote commands; Vehicle status; Vehicle locate; My Chevy rewards; Chevrolet smart driver; Marketplace; Owners manual; Preferred dealer; Vehicle service; Roadside assistance and more.

I guess there was enough flak from consumers that have no use for any of the OnStar services, that OnStar is now a pay as you go service starting in mid 2018 on.

This way the vehicle pricing doesn't have to include the fees incurred by offering a basic 5 year OnStar service; even though the hardware is still a part of the purchase price of the vehicle.

Regarding XM, I didn't subscribe to this service, I'm one who drives in silence, usually no radio or music while I'm driving. Although when the included trial period was active I did listen to some comedy channels and some of the Beatles channel.

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