GM combines smartphone functions with Volt


I guess its better late than never, but lets remember, OnStar has been around for 15 years. Can you imagine what a company like Apple would have done with such technological advantage? The iPod is only 8 years old, the iPhone only 2. IMHO GM tried to make OnStar into a cash-cow instead of a competitive advantage, or part of their “value proposition” if you will. I recall a few years back when the OnStar Verizon partnership was announced, I thought this was great, because I already had a Verizon cell phone, to my dismay I find, that to use this feature in my car, I'd have to get another number for my car and my bill would increase by $40 a month! Thanks but no thanks!