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Old 04-18-2009, 03:42 PM
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Just thought iwould pass on some helpful and cost savings info...

I found out that iwas getting billed $18.95/ month for Onstar service (I have two GM vehicles and liked the idea of having the base service...but at $almost $500 for this, it was an expense that i do not need right now...So when i called on star to cancel, they quickly offered a reduced price of $12.95 plus 3 months free...

So , If anyone has Onstar...call them to get a better deal...I figured, i can cancel in three months if i still do not think $12.95 is worth it...

any savings helps in this economy!
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Old 04-18-2009, 04:29 PM
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After the hurricanes hit us in South FL, Onstar worked when my cell service and local telco was out.
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Old 04-18-2009, 07:33 PM
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I had it free for the first year. Five years later, they still answer when I hit the button by mistake.
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Old 04-18-2009, 08:51 PM
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I got a similar deal when I decided to not renew my XM. They kept coming up with better deals. It's still not in my budget right now, but I did keep the On-Star.
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This is the boating forum so I am assuming you guys have onstar in your boats? To me that's overkill. I understand having epirbs and dsc radios and such, but having onstar in a boat is just a ridiculous replacement for common sense.
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Old 04-18-2009, 09:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Mogrits View Post
This is the boating forum so I am assuming you guys have onstar in your boats? To me that's overkill. I understand having epirbs and dsc radios and such, but having onstar in a boat is just a ridiculous replacement for common sense.
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Originally Posted by Mogrits View Post
This is the boating forum so I am assuming you guys have onstar in your boats? To me that's overkill. I understand having epirbs and dsc radios and such, but having onstar in a boat is just a ridiculous replacement for common sense.
Well, mo 'n mo 'n mo grits, ya see, it's like this. The Onstar IS on the boat, see, but you have it not for on the water but on the trailer. You just let one of the kids ride back there with a lil' walkie-talkie, and you don't need Onstar in any of your vehicles anymore. Now, you DO have to pull the boat all the time, to work, etc., but boy, you save a bunch on Onstar fees. Plus it's one more cool antenna you can have on the t-top.
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Old 04-18-2009, 11:03 PM
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no wonder GM is going bankrupt... You guys always want something for close to nothing.....
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Originally Posted by Mogrits View Post
This is the boating forum so I am assuming you guys have onstar in your boats? To me that's overkill. I understand having epirbs and dsc radios and such, but having onstar in a boat is just a ridiculous replacement for common sense.
25 posts....and he's telling people what they can post about...
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Old 04-19-2009, 01:15 AM
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OK, He may have only 25 posts, but he's right.

This did not belong in the boating forum.
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Yeah!!!! WTF is wrong with you guys
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Old 04-19-2009, 09:45 AM
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Originally Posted by leifbert View Post

Originally Posted by Mogrits View Post
This is the boating forum so I am assuming you guys have onstar in your boats?

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Oh, then he must be a "hero".
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Originally Posted by THT Mod 4 View Post
OK, He may have only 25 posts, but he's right.

This did not belong in the boating forum.
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Originally Posted by THT Mod 4 View Post
OK, He may have only 25 posts, but he's right.

This did not belong in the boating forum.
Last time I looked the forum title was Dockside chat.

Last time I was dockside the chat was about something other than boats.

I'm just sayin'..........
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Originally Posted by s_ebels View Post
Last time I looked the forum title was Dockside chat.

Last time I was dockside the chat was about something other than boats.

I'm just sayin'..........

I'm presuming from Mod 4's comment the thread prob started in the general boating forum and was moved to Dockside Chat. Just guessing ...
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Originally Posted by Eyeball View Post
I'm presuming from Mod 4's comment the thread prob started in the general boating forum and was moved to Dockside Chat. Just guessing ...

do you have any real evidence or is this just here say?
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I actually did this with most things I subscribe to last year and it worked GREAT. I called to cancel Onstar and now pay $12/month. I called to cancel XM and pay $77/year. I called to cancel Directv and now have a $15 credited every month, free HD, and free DVR. I called to cancel ADT (home security) and they gave me free system insurance ($7/month). The only company I didn't have success with was Verizon wireless. They wouldn't do anything for me.
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