The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ruled that cellular carriers will not be required to support the analog cellular network beginning in early 2008. As a result, beginning January 1, 2008, OnStar service will be available only through vehicles that are capable of operating on the digital cellular network. GM engineered digital upgrade kits for their analog OnStar-equipped vehicles that were capable of being upgraded to give many OnStar subscribers the opportunity to continue service after January 1, 2008.
Digital upgrade process
Your vehicle's new digital equipment will be activated automatically — usually within 24 hours. You will receive a new Hands-Free Calling† number and any previously stored nametags will need to be reprogrammed into your new digital system.
If you would like to upgrade, contact your GM dealer today. Upgrade kits are only available while supplies last. Click here to find your dealer.
After you upgrade
*Excludes GM Family First pricing. Upgraders can apply unused subscription months to a new or certified pre-owned digital OnStar equipped GM vehicle purchase or lease. Subscription cannot be transferred to another person.
† OnStar Hands-Free Calling requires a Hands-Free Calling enabled vehicle, existing OnStar service contract, and prepaid minutes. Not available in certain markets. Calls may be made to the U.S. and Canada only.