Thursday, March 24, 2005

Verizon + Onstar

Anybody using the Verizon and Onstar service?  Beyond the security blanket feeling of Onstar in my truck, I don't really use it all that much, but it's sort of compelling to think about actually being able to make and receive calls using the installed system instead of my cell phone.  Basically it seems like Verizon provides a phone number for your car and then that number is added in a family plan sort of way to your Verizon bill, meaning that my cell phone and Onstar phone share the same bucket of monthly minutes.  Reading further, it seems that I can forward my cell phone to my Onstar phone when in the car and everything works except voicemail.

From a utilization of resources perspective this seems pretty cool; I'm just wondering if anyone has any feedback from using the service -- leave me a comment or send me an e-mail.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a run around. I'm trying to purchase an upgraded phone and change my Verizon Plan for two days. Verizon tells me it can't complete the process as the computer system at Onstar is down. Onstar tells me there is nothing wrong with thier computers that the problem is with Verizon. Meanwhile when you call the Verizon/Onstar office you get a recording telling you to call back later. This is no way to run a railroad! Whom ever has a computer system problem is obviously not smart enough to know that they should have a back up system at a different location just for such problems. Call India they can tell you how to do it.