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Onstar: Personal Calling Extends Reach
OnStar Personal Calling, the hands-free, voice-activated in-vehicle safety and security communications system for OnStar subscribers, is now available throughout Texas, Florida and Oklahoma. Originally launched in August 2001, OnStar subscribers today are purchasing over 17 million wireless minutes each month through OnStar Personal Calling.

OnStar Personal Calling is now available to approximately 150,000 current as well as all future subscribers in the Dallas/Ft. Worth and Austin/San Antonio markets in Texas; Miami, Orlando, West Palm Beach, Jacksonville areas in Florida; and in Oklahoma City.

Current subscribers, in 2001 or later OnStar-equipped vehicles need only to push the blue OnStar button in their vehicles to receive a phone number for their embedded OnStar phone. All new OnStar subscribers receive 30 complimentary wireless minutes to experience OnStar's hands-free, voice-activated calling capability. New subscribers can activate their hands-free calling service at the same time they activate their OnStar safety and security system during the sales delivery process.

"At OnStar we are always working towards enhancing our services and providing a safe alternative for our subscribers to make and receive calls from the road," said Tony Lent, vice president of OnStar wireless business service, "OnStar is committed to being the industry leader in providing its customers safety, security and peace of mind while traveling in their OnStar equipped vehicle."

OnStar Personal Calling is offered as an enhanced, hands-free backup to a personal handheld cell phone, and is an excellent alternative just in case:

  • A cell phone battery is low or has run out
  • A driver needs to be reached while in a vehicle in case of an emergency
  • A driver forgets a cell phone or it isn't safe to reach for it while operating the vehicle
  • A driver is in an area of limited cell phone reception

OnStar's enhanced 3-watt embedded cellular phone and external antenna results in a connection more powerful than a standard hand-held phone. Also, OnStar Personal Calling can be used throughout the United States and Canada.

OnStar Personal Calling minutes are prepaid; there are no additional long distance or roaming charges, no long-term contracts or recurring monthly fees, and no extra equipment to purchase. Subscribers can purchase additional OnStar Personal Calling minutes day or night, any day of the week, simply by contacting OnStar through the white dot button.

About OnStar
OnStar, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Motors, is the nation's leading provider of in-vehicle safety, security and information services using the Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite network and wireless technology. OnStar is available on more than 50 GM models for 2004. OnStar safety and security services include automatic notification of air bag deployment, stolen vehicle location, emergency services, roadside assistance, remote door unlock, GM Goodwrench remote vehicle diagnostics, and OnStar online concierge. OnStar Personal Calling allows drivers to make and receive hands-free, voice-activated phone calls. More information about OnStar can be found at

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