What Is OnStar?
If you’re a car owner, you may have heard of OnStar– the subscription-based communication and safety service offered by General Motors. Whether you already signed up for OnStar or are considering it, here’s what you need to know about the service and how to cancel it quickly and easily.
OnStar provides users access to a variety of services including 24/7 emergency roadside assistance, turn-by-turn navigation, automatic crash response, remote door unlock, hands-free calling, stolen vehicle assistance and more. While these services can be extremely helpful in certain situations, they come at a cost – an annual subscription fee of $20/mo or $240/year.
If you’ve decided that OnStar isn’t for you or are just ready to switch up your car service to something different, it’s easy to cancel your subscription. To do so simply sign into your account online and follow the directions provided, contact customer service by phone at 888-4ONSTAR (888-466-7827) or press the OnStar button located in your vehicle to speak directly with an advisor. All done!
How Do I Cancel My OnStar Subscription?
If you’re ready to cancel your OnStar subscription, it doesn’t have to be a hassle. All you need to do is follow these simple steps:
- Log in to your OnStar account
- Navigate to the “My Account” section
- Click the “Cancel” button within the “My Plan” tab
- Confirm cancelation and follow any steps outlined on screen
- Your cancelation date should be instant after confirmation
- You may be asked to confirm with a customer service representative before your request is processed
With this quick and easy process, you won’t have to worry about unwanted monthly charges hitting your account anymore! Plus, you still get to enjoy the OnStar service until your cancelation date has passed – no need for unnecessary downtime!
Benefits of Canceling OnStar
Canceling OnStar comes with a lot of benefits. First, you’re saving money by getting rid of the monthly service fee. That’ll make a difference in your pocket, especially if you were paying for OnStar for a long time. Plus, it’s quick and easy to cancel—you won’t have to call customer service or fill out any paperwork.
Another benefit is that you’ll have more control over your vehicle’s data. This data can be used to send targeted advertising, so if privacy is an issue for you then canceling OnStar is the right move.
Finally, canceling OnStar gives you the chance to look into other subscription services that provide similar features but may be better suited for your needs and budget. Doing some research can help you find the perfect service for your car, and make sure it works with your vehicle’s make and model.
When Will My OnStar Subscription Be Terminated?
Once you’ve decided to cancel your OnStar subscription, you may be wondering when it will take effect. Well, good news—it’s almost instantaneous! That’s right, when you cancel OnStar via phone call or web chat, your membership is immediately canceled and your services are deactivated within minutes.
Keep in mind that you will have access to OnStar services until the end of your billing cycle. So if you paid for a 3-month subscription and decide to cancel after 2 months, you will still have access to OnStar services until the end of that 3-month period.
However, once the billing period ends and payment is processed, your OnStar account is officially canceled and all services will be automatically terminated. As long as you cancel prior to the next bill being processed, no further payments will be drawn from your account.
Canceling OnStar is quick and easy—and it’s effective within minutes! Whether you choose to do it over the phone or online, know that this process will ensure that no further payments are taken from your account once the cancelation has been processed.
What if I Have an Emergency While My Service Is Canceled?
If you have an emergency while your OnStar service is canceled, help is still available from the Emergency Services button in your vehicle. The Emergency Services button allows you to connect with an OnStar advisor for help in an emergency. You can also use a local 911 call center or roadside assistance organization in your area.
The OnStar advisors are available 24/7 and will always be there for you if you need assistance. No matter what kind of emergency it is, the advisors will be able to provide the help and support that you need to make sure that the situation is resolved quickly and safely. Even if your service is canceled, they’ll still be there to assist you when needed.
What Happens if I Change My Mind After Canceling My OnStar Subscription?
The sixth thing you need to know about canceling your OnStar subscription is what happens if you change your mind. Fortunately, OnStar makes it easy to restart your service if you decide to cancel it.
If you have an active subscription, but you want to suspend the service instead of canceling it entirely, you can do that too. Just call OnStar and they’ll put your subscription on hold for up to 6 months at a time, no questions asked.
If you decide later on that you’d like to resume the service, simply contact OnStar and they will be able to help with that process as well. In most cases, all of the features and services will be reinstated without any additional setup required.
If you initially decided not to keep service with OnStar when canceling your plan, then at any time after cancelation, you can reactivate the service by signing into your account online or by calling their customer service line. Reactivation is typically free of charge provided that all the services and devices are in good working condition. There may be a fee associated with getting reactivated if there are repairs or upgrades needed before continuing service.