OnStar is a service that provides subscription-based communications, in-vehicle security, hands free calling, navigation, and remote diagnostics systems for drivers in the United States and Canada. They currently offer two different plans with varying costs per year.
1. Safe and Sound Plan
From bad weather to car accidents, drivers can take advantage of OnStar’s road protection with the following services: Automatic Crash Response, Emergency Services, Crisis Assist, Stolen Vehicle Assistance(includes Remote Ignition Block and Stolen Vehicle Slowdown), Remote Door Unlock, Roadside Assistance, Remote Horn & Lights, OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics(On-Demand Diagnostics and monthly diagnostics email reports), and 30 minutes of Hands-Free Calling is included with every new OnStar-equipped vehicle.
The Safe and Sound Plan costs $199 per year.
2. Directions and Connections Plan
For consumers who wish to combine OnStar safety and security services with navigation and information services, this is the plan for you. All of the features of the Safe and Sound plan are included with the addition of Turn-by-Turn Navigation, which includes eNav and Destination Download. The OnStar navigation will transmit unlimited turn-by-turn, voice-guided directions to your vehicle, locate the nearest ATM or gas station, and supply you with business addresses or phone numbers.
The Directions and Connections Plan costs $299 per year.