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Re: GM Auto's OnStar Phone System?

J Kelly (
Mon, 06 Dec 2004 13:59:55 -0600

On Sat, 04 Dec 2004 14:20:28 GMT, Jim Burks <>

> Al Dykes <> wrote in message

>> Whenever I hear an advert for a GM car that features the built-in
>> phone system I wonder what kind of cell service they use. Someone
>> here proably knows.

>> ISTM that it's got to be analog, for the widest possible coverage, but
>> I thought this was being phased sooner rather than later.

> OnStar uses Verizon Wireless for connectivity. Original version was
> analog only. Current product uses analog/CDMA.

It may also use other carriers, depending on where you live. My
parents both have vehicles with OnStar registered to the same address.
Each vehicle has a number assigned to a different carrier, both of
which are smallish rural carriers.

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