True, I am "guilty" on not researching the technology behind Onstar when
I bought my car. GM is likewise guilty of hiding the facts which as a
big company in the know about what they are doing clearly could have and
should have done better by it's customers.
But in the end GM will continue to be the looser. Onstar is going to
loose a bunch of subscribers when much of the exisiting fleet of Onstar
equipped vehicles stop working. People will stop sending their money to
GM every month.
You're grasping at straws. What 'facts' was GM hiding? Are you going to
throw your old analogue cell phone at Motorola and yell because the cell
company "hid the facts" from you? No, because you moved on, have a dual mode
phone like 85% of cell customers today. Come 2008, the people using the old
analogue StarTACs and MicroTACs will have to ditch their phones and go
digital. Make sure you go pick up an old analogue phone and a foil hat so
you can lead the wave of class action lawsuits.
The ruling took place in November 2002 (according to the OnStar website),
and it was most likely just before GM vehicles got the dual mode upgrade.
What model year was your vehicle? When did you buy it? Maybe you aren't to
blame for getting a vehicle not capable of digital.
The analogy is not a good one. I can get a new cell phone once per year
for free simply by changing suppliers and getting a new contract.
If GM were smart, they would offer to swap out whatever needs to be
swapped out in my vehicle to keep Onstar working, but so far they have
simply said there will be no upgrade possible. So, if I want to keep
Onstar GM's official position is that I need to buy a new vehicle.
Hardly the same situation as a cell phone.
Uhh, if you clearly knew it was on the way out, then why did you get that
feature on your car? In fact, everything you say is complete crap so get out
of your mom's basement and go play with your friends.
Oh, and by the way, that computer you are using? Yup, it was outdated the
day after you bought it. Bet you knew that too though, right? Go TROLL
And RCA didn't warn you that your betamax would become obsolete when VHS
came out. And VHS would become obsolete with the advent of DVD. That's the
way technology goes John.
John, you appear to have lost focus here. My response was to your comment:
"Most Onstar equipped vehicles are at risk of loosing service when analog
cell phone shuts down. This will start happening in the US in January
2008." That is clearly not the case . Now swallow your pride John and say
"Okay gang, I screwed up". ;-)
I've got a buck that says you don't have the cajones to swallow your pride
on this. ;-)
Funny how that works, you know, technology, the way it keeps advancing.
Seems like only 4 years ago I bought 1.5GB of SDRAM for my computer, once I
need a new motherboard I'm going to have to buy all new RAM because my old
stuff won't work in new motherboards. Damnit computer manufacturers sticking
it to the customer.
Someone mentioned Beta, how long did that last anyways? 4-6 years? Maybe? I
remember my Aunt bought a Beta VCR for big buck in the early-mid 80s and
once VHS came out they couldn't give Beta away.
Remember LaserDiscs? There was a short lived technology.
Just deal with it, no one is sticking it to anyone, and as someone else
stated, it's the cell companies that started the switch from analogue to
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