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What's sad is that OnStar offers more for the same price. Pretty sorry subscription service attempt by UConnect. Nothing exceptionally attractive to me that would make me want to get it. Unless if you don't get a subscription the whole unit just crashes constantly and likes to do random things...oh, wait.

Actually, the uconnect service offers almost the exact same service as the Onstar "safe and sound" plan. Onstar is 18.95 and the only thing that its base plan has that uconnect doesn't is the monthly vehicle diagnostic emails. Below is a complete list of what the uconnect service offers. You can see it anytime by signing onto your moparownerconnect.com account and doing a little research.
  • Advantage package is for the driver who wants to stay connected to their vehicle and the world around them. To learn more please visit
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    • Remote Door Unlock Now you can unlock your vehicle from virtually anywhere with your computer or smartphone with the Uconnect Access app.
    • Remote Vehicle Start Use a computer or the Uconnect Access smartphone app to start your engine and warm up or cool down your vehicle before you get in.
    • Care Assist Call Just press the ASSIST button and select Uconnect Care to get help with Uconnect Access registration, apps and remote services; or select Vehicle Care for help with other parts of your radio and other vehicle features.
    • Voice Texting Powerful, cloud-based voice recognition allows you to dictate free form text messages, and send them from your compatible phone without taking your hands of the wheel or focus from the road.
    • Cancel Remote Start After starting your engine remotely, you can choose to turn it off and cancel the Remote Vehicle Start.
    • 9-1-1 Call Report an accident without taking your eyes off the road. Just press the 9-1-1 button on your rear view mirror to get connected with local authorities.
    • Bing Whatever you’re looking for, Bing® can find it and help you get there. Bing®. The decision engine from Microsoft®.
    • Roadside Assistance Call If you get a flat tire, or need a tow, just press the ASSIST button and you’ll be connected to someone who can help. Roadside Assistance will know what vehicle you’re driving and its location. Additional fees may apply for Roadside Assistance.
    • Stolen Vehicle Assistance If your vehicle is ever stolen, Uconnect (with your permission) can provide your vehicle location to police to help them track it down.
    • Theft Alarm Notification You can choose to receive a text or email alert anytime your vehicle’s factory-installed theft alarm is activated.
    • Remote Horn & Lights No matter where you are, you can sound your horn and flash your lights to locate your vehicle.
    • Remote Door Lock Now you can lock your vehicle from virtually anywhere with your computer or smartphone with the Uconnect Access app
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Old 05-30-2013, 04:49 PM
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One thing I liked about OnStar was the built in phone. You bought prepaid minutes.

The original OnStar also had a concierge service included with the $400/year package. You could press the blue button and order hard to get tickets for Broadway Shows, ball games, concerts etc. When traveling they would locate restaurants for you and even read the menu until you found one you liked. Then they would make reservations for you.

After a couple of years the price jumped to $800, so I had to start buying my own tickets.



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OnStar also offers Automatic Crash Response. So, it does offer a couple more services (bringing my previous post to being valid), but is also a more reliable system. Whereas we are reading all the problems with the UConnect software and other issues throughout this thread, bringing into question the reliability of it for a price that is not yet justified until they can iron out their issues. I'm not a spokesman for OnStar by any means, just not sold yet on UConnect.
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Yeah but who wants another cell phone? Most people have one with them at all times now-a-days. It's actually kinda sad if ya think about it.... anyways, they still have their concierge service. It's in a higher plan that is 28.95 a month.
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Yeah but who wants another cell phone? Most people have one with them at all times now-a-days. It's actually kinda sad if ya think about it.... anyways, they still have their concierge service. It's in a higher plan that is 28.95 a month.
I didn't see it in that package.

I searched for concierge and came up with a link that said $49.95/month, but when you click on the link that package isn't there.






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OnStar also offers Automatic Crash Response. So, it does offer a couple more services (bringing my previous post to being valid), but is also a more reliable system. Whereas we are reading all the problems with the UConnect software and other issues throughout this thread, bringing into question the reliability of it for a price that is not yet justified until they can iron out their issues. I'm not a spokesman for OnStar by any means, just not sold yet on UConnect.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to defend uconnect but your saying that if uconnect included automatic crach response, it would then be worth it? Also, remember that Onstar was installed in GM cars since 1995 and uconnect just started this year in the Jeep and RAM. Just trying to put it into perspective. I dont think either one is worth the cost for what they provide. Geez, now I sound like a spokesperson for uconnect.....

Sorry, I just happen to love my Jeep and sometimes get annoyed when I come on here and here people complain about how crappy it is. That's what happens when you are an early adopter of technology....
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UConnect Access is not completely supported yet.....
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I didn't see it in that package.

I searched for concierge and came up with a link that said $49.95/month, but when you click on the link that package isn't there.




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My mistake Bill, I was going from memory. I don't see the concierge service on there anymore either. Maybe They dropped it due to lack of interest....
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Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to defend uconnect but your saying that if uconnect included automatic crach response, it would then be worth it? Also, remember that Onstar was installed in GM cars since 1995 and uconnect just started this year in the Jeep and RAM. Just trying to put it into perspective. I dont think either one is worth the cost for what they provide. Geez, now I sound like a spokesperson for uconnect.....

Sorry, I just happen to love my Jeep and sometimes get annoyed when I come on here and here people complain about how crappy it is. That's what happens when you are an early adopter of technology....
No I get what you're saying. I honestly wouldn't pay for either also. Basically I'm just saying I won't be paying for the subscription service, just went the long way about saying it. I'm admittedly a tech whore and always jump on the new stuff, so I can empathize what being an early adopter is all about.
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No I get what you're saying. I honestly wouldn't pay for either also. Basically I'm just saying I won't be paying for the subscription service, just went the long way about saying it. I'm admittedly a tech whore and always jump on the new stuff, so I can empathize what being an early adopter is all about.
I'm right there with ya. In fact, if these messages keep popping up about the subscription service or rebooting, I'll be unregistering all together as that seems to be the key. Our poor trucks are starting to remind me of my old Motorola Droid....
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I'm right there with ya. In fact, if these messages keep popping up about the subscription service or rebooting, I'll be unregistering all together as that seems to be the key. Our poor trucks are starting to remind me of my old Motorola Droid....
We shouldn't be getting these as the vehicles come with 1yr of service or at least I thought it was suppose to. I'm surprised no one called UConnect on this yet.
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We shouldn't be getting these as the vehicles come with 1yr of service or at least I thought it was suppose to. I'm surprised no one called UConnect on this yet.

This is likely a good idea. We know this is not due to the update. If someone has the time to look into this. I would but it would be useless as I do not have a vehicle or account to refer to.... Please post back response though. I will try to get the Article posted but I am super busy at the moment.
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