I realize this is an old thread, but as a new Bolt owner, I am new to and wondering about ongoing OnStar. Plus, you guys all have another year under your belt so might have updated experience from when this was last active.
When I bought the car, I was told I would get +3 months of trial with a Credit Card. So, I did that. I am coming up on 3 months and the account does not reflect the extra 3 months. So, this raises a few questions:
At this point, I expect I will only want the Basic plan (free for 5 years).
* I use Car Play for Navigation, and it uses the in car GPS\Antennna to get better GPS signals according to Apple documentation.
* I have Unlimited LTE with TMo so no need for the Hotspot. I don't plan to use this car in areas where TMo lacks coverage, my ICE will be the long trip car.
* I have AAA for Roadside Assistance, and GM provides RA through the powertrain warranty period.
* I keep the key fob in my pocket at all times, and phone is in a wallet case, so I don't envision ever locking myself out.
In short, I cannot see using any of the services offered in any of the plans other that the Basic tier.
So, do I have to call the 888 number (or Blue OnStar button in car) before the 3 (or 6) month trial ends? No online account management other than adding services that I can see.
If I understand, enabling hotspot on the phone, then connecting the Bolt to the phone network would replace the OnStar LTE connection? And guests could connect to either the phone directly, or the car's hotspot?
2018 Chevy Bolt Premiere, Nightfall Gray