Here is an interesting thing to try. I have a 2007 Corvette with OnStar and
Hands-Free Cell Phone using Verizon Family Plan.
Try this... Dial 511 (for Road Information in most States)
Dial 911 for Emergency
From what I have tried it CAN NOT be done.
According to OnStar you can use the RED OnStar Button for Emergencies and
the NORMAL BLUE OnStar for Road Information.
I am still waiting for an answer from Verizon on this problem. Anyone else
tried this before and figured out the correct answer?
Thanks ahead of time,
I'm not on family plan. I used 911 last year
to report an accident on I-5 in San
Diego--call went directly to CHP dispatch.
Tried it near Reno (roaming) earlier this
year. Didn't work -- finally dawned on me to
press the red button. OnStar made the
connection to Nevada emergency services.
OnStar probably records all the emergency
calls -- probably at the behest of GM's or
The Yogo never left the garage and emergency service was not required
or useful. When I was working we had to dial 9 to get out to 911, a
problem I was able to work around for many years until it was made a
direct line. Prior to that bump in the road to easy living there was
no 911 and I was able the handle that. During some of that time we
had to look up the emergency number we wanted, be it the police,
medical service, no EMS then, or the morgue if you were a slow reader.
Hang in there, you can handle this road block, (pun intended), and
still have a successful life.
Spent 4 yrs in Easy Anglia 82-86 on a tour of duty with the USAF. Lived in
Ely --fens. We had a left hand drive Volvo and a right hand drive Mazda --
both manuals. You had to trust your passenger when driving the Volvo, which
was certainly no performance machine with its I4 with around 115 hp. Throw
black ice, fog. roundabouts and narrow roads with high embankments, driving
in the UK was a real experience.
One thing you learned quickly was the act of "giving way" for someone
to pass. Never forget the first time it happened to me on a rainy
night with a stone wall as my left hand curb, no place to give way to,
close, but we made it. Also found out you don't pass on the left on a
round about without a few fingers being presented to you. Hardest
thing for me was to look up to the left to see the rear view mirror.
Liked the country and the people I worked with. I was there over the
4th of July but they took the ribbing very well.
I have a right-drive Jag Mark X, neat car with the triple SU carb double
overhead cam straight six and manual 4-speed w/overdrive lots of wood cool
'picnic tables' that fold out of the back of the front seats, WIDE car --
thought I'd have problems driving it but it comes very natural, BUT that
darn rear-view mirror looking up to the left gets me every time! I get lots
more stares and waves driving that car than the Vette...
'96 LT-4 CE
(and '65 Jaguar Mark X)
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