OnStar is considering offering its recently-announced Family Link location-oriented service for an additional monthly fee, GM Authority has learned.
OnStar executives are currently in process of deciding what that fee will be, with sources telling us that the number discussed is between $3.99 and $8.99 per month on top of the standard OnStar subscription fee, which can be paid monthly or purchased for years in advance. The decision to charge an additional fee for a supplemental service would be a first for the GM telematic subsidiary, which was established in 1995.
Currently in a private pilot period, Family Link allows OnStar subscribers to locate their vehicle using a web browser the OnStar website and set specific location-based alerts delivered via email or SMS text message. Most recently, OnStar extended the pilot period for Family Link, which was originally due to expire on September 15, 2011.
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