GM Volt Forum banner
1 - 3 of 3 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
14,029 Posts
I think this will continue to be a problem as there hasn't been much added to new phones lately (what else could anybody want?) so there will be many people who won't upgrade. My daughter held onto her iPhone 5 forever because the only thing we could see in the new phones were bigger screens (and better cameras). Software developers need to stop assuming the whole world upgrades as fast as they do. Plus, it can't be all that hard to support older clients with fewer features. On the server side, it's just a few "if" statements. Better yet, if the data was sent in XDML format the client can then display what it can and ignore what it cannot.

It all comes back to GM not having the best software developers in the world. Their infotainment and Onstar offerings are both proof of that.

I'm hanging onto my iPhone SE forever, I see no need to upgrade until the hardware fails and the battery stops working. I want my phone to be a phone, and fit in my pocket - I really don't understand why so many people out there are getting Phablets that don't fit into your pockets.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
14,029 Posts
Why won't Onstar support my perfectly good cell phone?...:rolleyes:
Your cell phone works fine with onstar. You just need to program Onstar's 800 number into one of the 1-touch keys and you're good. The more interesting issue is getting that analog phone to work with any carrier, as I think they all went digital in the late 90s.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
14,029 Posts
Actually...As of February 18, 2008, carriers in the United States were no longer required to support AMPS and companies such as AT&T and Verizon have discontinued this service permanently.
OK, I was off by a decade. But I distinctly remember having to switch cell service as Cellular One (which became Cingular, then AT&T) forced me to get rid of my analog StarTAC around 1999 or 2000 because they went digital. Since the digital rates were through the roof compared to my $9.99 monthly rate plus minutes, I jumped ship to Sprint, only to jump back to AT&T for the JesusPhone.

I miss the days of $9.99 monthly rates and $0.99 phones.
 
1 - 3 of 3 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top