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    Default OnStar Mobile App for iPhone and Android - What do you think?

    Who's got the OnStar app loaded into their smartphone?

    GM just announced the OnStar app has been downloaded by over 1.3 million people in the last few months and they expect even more as they just relased a new version that will cover more models for 2010.

    OnStar today added 14 Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles from 2010 that allow users to download vehicle data and more to their mobile devices.

    The expanded list of 2010 model year vehicles includes the Cadillac DTS, Escalade, Escalade ESV and Escalade EXT; the Buick Enclave and Lucerne; the GMC Acadia, Yukon, and Yukon XL; and Chevrolet Avalanche, Impala, Suburban, Tahoe and Traverse.
    I guess that's pretty cool they can go backwards in model years and add more vehicles to the list that can get the app.

    OnStar customers are increasingly using their smart phones to remotely check fuel levels and tire pressure, start their vehicles and make sure doors are locked via OnStar’s mobile app, according to data released today from the company. Drivers of the Chevrolet Cruze and Silverado use the app most frequently.
    I figured that would be the case. The people that drive the Chevy Silverado often are on the cutting edge and want to be technologically saavy and up-to-date. Plus, it's pretty freaking cool to be able to do all this stuff on your smart phone.

    I'm not sure what it's called on iPhone, but for the Android it's called OnStar Mylink from OnStar, LLC.

    ---------- Post added at 11:31 AM ---------- Previous post was at 09:59 AM ----------

    Like I said, I'm driving a 2011 Chevy Traverse right now and I just got the app loaded and it's AWESOME. Very cool to see this stuff. I think I'm going to shoot a video and get this up online today or tomorrow.

    Right now I am looking at:

    HOME
    This is pretty cool, it's got three left-right scroll screens, I've broken then down into each "page" here.

    HOME 1
    Tank Level: 34%
    Fuel Left: 7 Gals (how cool is that??? Ever wondered "How many galons left?")
    Fuel Range: XX (maybe I have to run it some more to calculate - I just reset this I think)
    Remaining Oil Life: 88%

    Lifetime stats (at bottom)
    MPG: xx (probably has to calibrate) Miles: 583

    HOME 2
    Tire Pressure: (all four tires with an image)
    FRONT Driver/Pass: 34 psi / 36 psi
    REAR Driver/Pass: 34 psi / 35 psi

    HOME 3
    Onstar Hands-Free Calling
    Phone Number: (inbound number I guess?) 817-xxx-xxxx
    Minutes Left: 1
    Expiration: 4/30/11


    REMOTE
    The second icon to select is the "remote options" and they're pretty much what you would expect.

    Lock / Unlock icons: Does just what it says. You can be anywhere though and hit the remote lock/unlock, so if your wife locks her keys in the car, she can get ahold of you and you can remote unlock the car from your phone.

    Remote Start / Cancel Start: This is great because you can be ANYWHERE, not just in range from your remote itself. I can be in the office in the heat of summer and have the car start and be cooled down by the time I get out to it. haha.

    ASSIST
    This area gives the phone numbers to connect into the advisors, roadside assistance and more.

    STATUS
    This just gives the status of your currest vehicle options.

    Update to come later.

    Steve
    10 Chevy Traverse LT AWD
    02 Chevy Trailblazer LS (110K+ miles - loaded except for 4WD - WRECKED!)
    99 Chevy Cavalier LS (105K+ miles - commuter car)
    78 Chevy Suburban Silverado (454, 3/4 ton)
    62 GMC 3/4 ton Pickup (350 police interceptor)

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    Any news on how far back GM will be able to go for use on older models (like 07+ on them GMT900 platform)????

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    No, I'll try to get that information though. There isn't a ton of information on it, I think that's one of the problems with the app, there should be a website that provices a vehicle make/model list of what is covered and what is not.

    ---------- Post added at 03:18 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:11 PM ----------

    I pulled this from the Onstar facebook page, it's someone working for onstar that is responding to questions from people with older vehicles.

    It's unknown at this time exactly which vehicles will be compatible with MyLink due to the fact that each generation and version (7.0, 8.0, 8.2, etc.) are all very different. Please be assured that upon availability of the information, it will be released. I'm confident your vehicle's hardware is 7.0 but just to be sure if you don't know already, you can press and hold your hands-free calling button and wait for it to say, "This OnStar system is version _._" That'll help you know where you stand when the information becomes available.

    Steve
    10 Chevy Traverse LT AWD
    02 Chevy Trailblazer LS (110K+ miles - loaded except for 4WD - WRECKED!)
    99 Chevy Cavalier LS (105K+ miles - commuter car)
    78 Chevy Suburban Silverado (454, 3/4 ton)
    62 GMC 3/4 ton Pickup (350 police interceptor)

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