Regardless of whether the new car owner opts to pay for the OnStar subscription, the RemoteLink Mobile App will remain usable and free for five years. This means that customers will have access to a variety of great features that used to require the OnStar subscription.
GM owners will be able to remotely start their vehicles, lock and unlock the vehicle doors, and activate the lights all from their smartphone. Additional features of the app include the ability to monitor items such as oil and fuel levels, one-touch access to an OnStar Advisor, and the ability to send directions from the phone to the car, which are all available for the length of the OnStar trial or subscription period.
General Motors has stated that its cars are becoming more connected machines, and it's wise to offer up these premium services as no-cost enticing extras. Per GM, their customers love the remote start feature and it's the most popular item on the mobile app.