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When I got in my car to go home yesterday, I had the radio playing as I normally do, right after I turned on my car. To my surprise, a message from OnStar suddenly preempted my audio, warning that my subscription was about to run out and advertising how I could extend it. The freaking long-winded message just kept going and going, and I could NOT get it to stop. I tried turning off my DIC (it turned off, but didn't kill the audio). I tried pushing the "end call" button on the steering wheel. I tried pushing the OnStar button. None of those things worked. Eventually what I had to do was turn the volume knob all the way down and just wait the damn thing out.

If I had been considering keeping OnStar before, it's a definite NO now. :mad:
 

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We also had 'end of subscription' take away control of our audio system (on/off/volume control, etc. etc.). The solution was to turn off the vehicle, walk away with the key-fob for 5 minutes, and return (which was happening anyway as we went into a retail store), then the problem was gone.

All the disclaimers, follow-up telemarketing calls from Onstar people (And Sirius people), have poisoned my desire to renew either subscription. Carplay and my own mobile bandwidth shall be fueling the vehicles infotainment and emergency response going forward in November when all the free trails run out...
 

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Must be a Gen2 thing as I never experienced this on my Gen1.

Has your free OnStar trail already expired?
 

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There's nothing like having Big Brother along for the ride. They are shooting themselves in the foot with that tactic.
 

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Must be a Gen2 thing as I never experienced this on my Gen1.

Has your free OnStar trail already expired?
Well, after my 5 years on my red Gen 1 Volt was over, I signed up for the free 3yr plan. As part of that, I got my full OnStar extended by 2 months. After the two months expired, I got the a long-winded "your plan has expired, blah blah blah". I just ignored it, though it was a bit irritating.
 

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I really wish there was a way to have purchased my Volt without OnStar or Sirius/XM. I don't want these services and they hound you to death about them when your trial ends. We had the same issue with my Wife's Cobalt. I've already gotten a message about the 4G plan that came with the car. I can't wait until that expires to see how many phone calls and messages I get.
 

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The first time that happened to me was about a week after taking ownership of my 2017. Today I got the 'subscription ending' message again. It is eerie in a sense that they can just broadcast messages like that. I guess it would be helpful if they used it for something really important (e.g. natural disaster, AMBER alert, etc...) rather than pushing their own products.
 

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If only they put so much effort into marketing the car itself.
 

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I only got it once but do find it odd that the Vol control was not the second thing to try :)
with Siri , please turn it OFF being first.

AND I just got in the mail TODAY a Sirius settlement post card becode of them calling people on their cell phone.
someone seems to get 35 million and I guess we car owners get 3 months free Sirius
 

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Maybe they changed their tactics, but I was getting calls from actual people from OnStar. I asked them to 'take me off the list' so to speak and haven't been bothered since.

As far as the tin foil hat crowd goes- I removed the On* antenna from my '08 Corvette. That fixed everything.
 
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