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5 Things You May Not Know About OnStar

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Even longtime OnStar Members are often surprised by what OnStar can do for them. Here are some things you may have overlooked.

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There’s a lot to like about OnStar. Here’s what you may have missed

OnStar is a lot more than just the blue button. For more than 20 years, we’ve been adding new features and options, which is why even longtime OnStar Members are sometimes surprised by everything that’s included in their OnStar plan. Here’s what you may have overlooked.

You already have nationwide Roadside Assistance

OnStar works with local service providers across the country so you can get 17Roadside Assistance.* Rather than signing up for another service or spending time looking for the nearest repair shop on your phone, just push your blue OnStar button for help.

OnStar can help keep you connected on the road

If you’ve ever been in an area with spotty cell service, you know how frustrating it can be. But with available 32Hands-Free Calling* and an available 334G LTE Wi-Fi® Hotspot,* OnStar can help keep you connected during your travels.

Advisors can help connect you to family members in an emergency

During an 16emergency,* OnStar can help connect you to the people most important to you. Just push the red Emergency button and an Advisor can connect you to a loved one so you can let them know you’re OK. 

OnStar isn’t just for the people in your car

First responders are ready to help no matter the situation or location of the emergency, and so are we. When you see someone who needs help — whether you’re at home, on the road or somewhere in-between — push the red Emergency button to receive a priority connection to an 64Emergency-Certified Advisor* who can offer assistance until help arrives on scene.

First responders and public safety professionals can get special pricing

OnStar has been working with police officers, firefighters and emergency personnel since the beginning, and we’re proud to offer these heroes special discounted pricing on OnStar services and select GM vehicles as a small token of our appreciation for everything they do. For more information or to sign up, please visit our Public Safety page.