DavidM
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Location: Brampton CANADA

? OnStar overage charge ?

Tue May 19, 2020 11:13 am

Just signed up for OnStar WiFi hotspot promo. 3 GB or 3 months whichever comes first.
Nice!
What is the rate if I go over ?
I will probably continue with the Hotspot feature only.

OnStar service ends Dec 31 2020 though.

SparkE
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Joined: Tue Sep 06, 2016 1:18 am
Location: SF Bay Area (San Jose, CA)

Re: ? OnStar overage charge ?

Tue May 19, 2020 3:13 pm

DavidM wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 11:13 am
Just signed up for OnStar WiFi hotspot promo. 3 GB or 3 months whichever comes first.
Nice!
What is the rate if I go over ?
I will probably continue with the Hotspot feature only.

OnStar service ends Dec 31 2020 though.
It depends on whatever your contract says. (The details are often different, depending on what that week's special was, or how long you ignore them before signing up, or the phases of the moon, or ...)

NORTON
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Location: KC,MO

Re: ? OnStar overage charge ?

Wed May 20, 2020 8:03 am

You're saying the Spark EV's Onstar service offers WIFI hotspot within the car?

That's news to me.

I saw that the Bolt offers it, but never read about it in the Spark EV.
Used '14 2LT w/ DCFC. +85k miles.
Mostly free charging! Only one LONG visit to the shop....
GM needs Modern Troubleshooting tools for Modern EV's.
3 step Trouble Tree, 1st try car died again, 2nd try / cost $800. 3rd try fixed the problem.

ElDobro
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Joined: Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:05 pm
Location: NJ

Re: ? OnStar overage charge ?

Wed May 20, 2020 12:34 pm

NORTON wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 8:03 am
You're saying the Spark EV's Onstar service offers WIFI hotspot within the car?

That's news to me.

I saw that the Bolt offers it, but never read about it in the Spark EV.
Started with the 2015.

joebigueira
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Joined: Sun May 24, 2020 7:10 pm

Re: ? OnStar overage charge ?

Sun May 24, 2020 7:35 pm

I would recommend you just get the overage protection plan for $25 a month if you are a heavy user. I use my spark as my full time internet at home. Works great cheaper than Comcast

SparkE
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Joined: Tue Sep 06, 2016 1:18 am
Location: SF Bay Area (San Jose, CA)

Re: ? OnStar overage charge ?

Mon May 25, 2020 9:58 am

joebigueira wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 7:35 pm
I would recommend you just get the overage protection plan for $25 a month if you are a heavy user. I use my spark as my full time internet at home. Works great cheaper than Comcast
What is the throughput using the car as a WiFi hotspot (the upload / download speeds) ?

joebigueira
Posts: 4
Joined: Sun May 24, 2020 7:10 pm

Re: ? OnStar overage charge ?

Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:45 am

Sorry its been a while i finally did a speed test and have a total overall speed of 20 mbps with an uploud rate of 7.8 mbps latency unloaded is 36 MS and loaded its at 139 MS for what i use the internet for it works great. Though i am no gamer i can stream on multiple devices

NORTON
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Joined: Fri May 01, 2015 5:52 am
Location: KC,MO

Re: ? OnStar overage charge ?

Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:34 am

Isn't this dependent on what cell service the car happens to be using at the time?
I doubt the car has set limits to speed of service.
Used '14 2LT w/ DCFC. +85k miles.
Mostly free charging! Only one LONG visit to the shop....
GM needs Modern Troubleshooting tools for Modern EV's.
3 step Trouble Tree, 1st try car died again, 2nd try / cost $800. 3rd try fixed the problem.

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