The END of ONSTAR

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danh23
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Re: The END of ONSTAR

Post by danh23 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:00 pm

Think it's called conectiv which the new software is called according to Vauxhall customer care through a phone call and there website
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Dannyruss1
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Re: The END of ONSTAR

Post by Dannyruss1 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:10 am

i had been told when i pressed blue button and called onstar that EU will require a emergency assist service after 2020, so this will replace this, i bet that they will offer something like Peugeot Connect, their emergency assist service


Dave Cooke
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Re: The END of ONSTAR

Post by Dave Cooke » Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:23 pm

To be honest, Onstar is crap! I have had no end of trouble trouble with it. It now only works when I am in the car with the engine running! I have had a few calls to the help centre, who appear to know what they are doing, at the time, but the next time I use it, sod all works! I could only find my car’s location, if it was stolen, by actually sitting in the car!! A waste of money in my opinion, so in advance of the cessation of the service, I shall be cancelling it forthwith. My next car ( Insignia Grand Sport SRI Nav Vx Line) will not have it enabled. That’s for certain. I love my Astra, but t’aint big enough, so I will let it go with happy memories!
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astramaster
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Re: The END of ONSTAR

Post by astramaster » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:08 pm

Dannyruss1 wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:10 am
EU will require a emergency assist service after 2020, so this will replace this, i bet that they will offer something like Peugeot Connect, their emergency assist service
That's only valid in new vehicles.
The OnStar blue button will not have any function at all! :oops:


Corbil
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Re: The END of ONSTAR

Post by Corbil » Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:41 am

At the new orders the cars wont have any of those three buttons installed. Not ever the sim card for gps signal and wifi.
Just purchased the new Mokka X for my wife. In the new order seller told me this.So we cancelled the new order and we found a My18.5 stocked car with the buttons installed.


Skyrimmer
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Astra Options: 18in bi colour alloys, parking sensors, winter pac
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Re: The END of ONSTAR

Post by Skyrimmer » Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:25 am

VX should offer a blanking unit to replace the 3 buttons after 2020. Its going to look odd selling a second hand car with options that don't work anymore.
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astramaster
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Re: The END of ONSTAR

Post by astramaster » Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:58 pm

Corbil wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:41 am
At the new orders the cars wont have any of those three buttons installed. Not ever the sim card for gps signal and wifi.
Just purchased the new Mokka X for my wife. In the new order seller told me this.So we cancelled the new order and we found a My18.5 stocked car with the buttons installed.
I'm not sure I totally understand your argument...

What do you mean by "sim card for gps signal"?
Also Wi-Fi will not work after the end of OnStar.
You do know that those 3 buttons will have no function soon, right?


Finston Pickle
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Re: The END of ONSTAR

Post by Finston Pickle » Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:08 pm

It seems a shame that no one offers a replacement LRU which can re-enable the OnStar WiFi but now using a SIM card.
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astramaster
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Re: The END of ONSTAR

Post by astramaster » Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:12 pm

Finston Pickle wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:08 pm
It seems a shame that no one offers a replacement LRU which can re-enable the OnStar WiFi but now using a SIM card.
That would be a great add-on! ;)


Corbil
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Re: The END of ONSTAR

Post by Corbil » Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:26 pm

astramaster wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:58 pm
Corbil wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:41 am
At the new orders the cars wont have any of those three buttons installed. Not ever the sim card for gps signal and wifi.
Just purchased the new Mokka X for my wife. In the new order seller told me this.So we cancelled the new order and we found a My18.5 stocked car with the buttons installed.
I'm not sure I totally understand your argument...

What do you mean by "sim card for gps signal"?
Also Wi-Fi will not work after the end of OnStar.
You do know that those 3 buttons will have no function soon, right?
1.How do you think that you have Internet on the car, and gps tracking? There is a preinstalled sim card for data and call's somewhere hidden in your car.
2. I know that my friend......
3. I am the one who first open this topic so I know it very well by the time GM sent me the info..... You prefer a car with preinstalled stuff inside or a car without these gadgets that cannot be installed after the purchase?. And what if PSA in the future decide's to buy this feature?


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