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View Poll Results: Did you sign up for the OnStar and XM after the free trial ran out?
Yes-OnStar 57 16.33%
Yes-XM radio 85 24.36%
kept both 76 21.78%
don't want either 131 37.54%
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post #1 of 155 (permalink) Old 11-28-2010, 02:56 PM Thread Starter
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Did you keep the OnStar and XM after the trial period

I was wondering how many kept the Onstar and XM radio service after the trial period was up.
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post #2 of 155 (permalink) Old 11-28-2010, 03:51 PM
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Re: Did you keep the OnStar and XM after the trial period

I've had many GM vehicles and have never kept the Onstar. I'm addicted to XM and I've already extended my account after the 3 month trial.

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Re: Did you keep the OnStar and XM after the trial period

I have an existing XM account and if they make me a good offer I will add my Terrain to my account if not Bye, Bye XM. I like the On Star and use the turn by turn, but it is too expensive to continue it.

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post #4 of 155 (permalink) Old 11-28-2010, 07:50 PM
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Re: Did you keep the OnStar and XM after the trial period

I kept neither. No use for On-Star and XM drops often. My kids did like the childrens station
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Re: Did you keep the OnStar and XM after the trial period

It makes me laugh seeing people talk about OnStar... "No use for OnStar"

THE day it will have save your life in an accident you will be more than happy to have paid for that service....

And OnStar is a lot more than road assistance and crash assistance.

It a geolocation device in case of a stolen car and more than that, they can slow down the stolen vehicule to help police recover it.

It can also unlock your door in case you forget your keys in the car.

It's a concierge service that can book you hotels and help you find the nearest hospital or shopping center.

OnStar is a wonderful service and yes i am paying for it. It also help drop my car insurance pricing.

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Re: Did you keep the OnStar and XM after the trial period

My wife wants OnStar...so we have OnStar, but I will never pay to listen to radio. 99% of the time I listen to home burned CD's (50's and 60's) so I never have to listen to anything I don't like. I haven't liked what's been called music for the last 20 years. To and from work I usually listen to talk radio.
I remember when radio was free, TV was free, water was free, air was free. Now we pay for all of that. I hope they never figure out how to charge us for the sunlight.

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Re: Did you keep the OnStar and XM after the trial period

I agree with you. But i am paying for xm because it make me discover new music that i would never heard other way....


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My wife wants OnStar...so we have OnStar, but I will never pay to listen to radio. 99% of the time I listen to home burned CD's (50's and 60's) so I never have to listen to anything I don't like. I haven't liked what's been called music for the last 20 years. To and from work I usually listen to talk radio.
I remember when radio was free, TV was free, water was free, air was free. Now we pay for all of that. I hope they never figure out how to charge us for the sunlight.

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I remember when radio was free, TV was free, water was free, air was free. Now we pay for all of that. I hope they never figure out how to charge us for the sunlight.
My radio is still free, and so is my TV (OTA HD), water ($25/yr), and air. But, living in the NorthEast, I have to travel to Florida for sunlight.


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I remember when radio was free,
And I remember when radio stations were actually something I could listen to. But, alas the time of playing any song off an album is long gone, replaced by: they only play it if it's a hit, and add 30 minutes per hour for commercials for stuff I don't want to buy. I pay about $8 a month for XM, and I can live with that. I also found that XM worked great on my trip from Quebec to Alberta this year, as there is no radio coverage in lots of Ontario areas.

But of course, each to their own, as we all have our preferences.

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Re: Did you keep the OnStar and XM after the trial period

Guess it's just how some prefer to live life. Many seem to not mind an abundance of monthly payments to help them feel more secure or in the swing of things. 'On Star'...to hold their hand and 'maybe' come to the rescue while traveling through life. Necessities that many can't seem to live without now..and some..really no matter the costs as they mount up. I suppose that I'm oldschool. Been driving for over four decades without drastically being stranded out in the boonies in a life or death scenario. I often ride on two wheels and find my way without monthly fees to direction me to safety.
Also I can even easily load enough music in our cars to make it here and their without paying someone per month to feed it to me...OR..I can push a button and free FM flows through a pretty nice sound system.
Don't get me wrong....some of these are nice and handy conveniences..but more and more are conditioning themselves to the idea that they play a part in life that is an undenialbe 'must have'...even if they rarely..or never use some of them as years go by. Me?..I'll freely make my own music...and recklessly wait for that unseen desaster that may never happen..without the per month fee. Thank you very much.
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