You don’t have to buy a data plan to use google maps!

WalleyeMikeIII

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Any idea how to get the vehicle to download offline maps. I see the option on the menu, but when I try it I see a message about not having a mobile data plan.

I haven't been able to get it to connect to my iPhone hotspot, but I have been able to get it to connect to my home WIFi, but it won't download offline maps.

Any tips?
Mine will download offline maps off my home wifi...but i have the data plan...hum...
 

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Thinking of dumping the costly On Star and Wi-Fi when their free time expires.

Any updates from those that have dumped them and used iPhone as a hotspot for google services in car?
 
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Thinking of dumping the costly On Star and Wi-Fi when their free time expires.

Any updates from those that have dumped them and used iPhone as a hotspot for google services in car?
I really don't care what people spend their money on but the same people who think this is ludicrous probably spend 100 a month on Starbucks or Streaming services. (I use neither..) How many people subscribe to things and only use them once a month or never?
I drive my vehicle every day, the connected features help me every day, and I don't have to F around with a "Hotspot". Just my opinion only.
 

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I really don't care what people spend their money on but the same people who think this is ludicrous probably spend 100 a month on Starbucks or Streaming services. (I use neither..) How many people subscribe to things and only use them once a month or never?
I drive my vehicle every day, the connected features help me every day, and I don't have to F around with a "Hotspot". Just my opinion only.
Exactly. The subscription is less than a tank of gas. Everyone has priorities…but, I still think GM blew it. They should have not itemized it on the Sticker, and “included” it in the base price and sold it as a feature. “Three years connected vehicle included.” Then offer a “Lifetime” add on in the Finance office for maybe 4x or 5x the annual subscription price. Everyone in there plopping down $4k for a “warranty” might bite for another $1.5k “forever.”
 

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Building it into the cost would definitely been the way to go. Having it as a separate monthly fee when everyone has a smartphone which already does nav, music streaming, Wi-Fi hotspot, etc makes it so clothes are asking consumer to pay for 99% of it twice.
 

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Wife is not too happy about the OnStar monthly, but the way I see it...its there if needed; Internet/Maps/Yukon locate. For me, I'm fine as I see the value. Yes, there are alt solutions...but as stated above...is it "really" that expensive when your driving around in a 75k+ vehicle? Like @66 Galaxie stated...better to just roll it into the vehicle price to make it semi-transparent vs an additional monthly.
 

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