You are absolutely right, GM changed the plan a few months back, it's six months full plan and 5 years basic which let's you use the app for that amount of time. If I remember, it changed the 1st of March, and the prices to continue using the full plan after your free trail just sky rocketed.There is a thread about this somewhere .... but there was some confusion that seems to have been caused by GM / OnStar
Officially (according to the spec sheets for the 2017) it comes with 6 months of the full guidance plan as a trial and 5 years of the basic which is required to use the smartphone app etc. HOWEVER - some early purchasers of the 2017 seem to have got what the 2016 came with which is 3 years of the full guidance plan and 5 years of basic.
Best suggestion - go to Onstar page and see what your specific expiry dates are !
From the Onstar website:Here's what the basic plan includes use of:
Nice it does the remote unlock, what I'm curious about is if it lets you precondition the car via the OnStar app under basic plan? That's what I'm really interested in.
Technically they didnt change mid-year, they just implemented it mid-year. Either way though, totally agree it was stupid !Whoever at GM decided to change the Onstar Guidance package MID CONTENT YEAR is and idiot and should be fired.