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 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.
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.
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."
Personal Calling is offered as an enhanced, hands-free backup to a personal handheld
cell phone, and is an excellent alternative just in case:
cell phone battery is low or has run out
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
driver is in an area of limited cell phone reception
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.
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.
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 www.onstar.com.