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OnStar data plan question

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I've had my Volt for almost 2 months...I'd received one notification that my data was running out so I bought some more for something like $15 and now that's run out too....I'm the only one using it and I don't think I use all that much. I told them not to renew it again, and we'll see how that goes. Am I just double paying for data from OnStar as well as my phone provider as I've got an included amount of data with my phone anyway for when I'm not in a wifi hotspot. It seems to me that I can get by just fine without any wifi on in my car. Anyone else have thoughts on this?
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"Insight Refugee" nailed it ... the biggest pro to having the OnStar hotspot is that the cell antenna in the car is much more powerful than the one in your phone and will have reception in the more "sketchy" areas that your phone may not (YMMV depending on area). Right now I don't have it enabled - either by itself or added as a device on my Mobile Share Plan on AT&T but on our next long road trip I likely will as there are areas that we'll drive that I know my phone won't get reception but the car likely will.
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