Current owners of General Motors vehicles have the opportunity to get a free Amazon Echo Dot when they sign up for a three-month OnStar services trial.
Through this new promotion, GM owners can sign up for a free three-month trial for both the Remote Access and OnStar Safety & Security and plans. Not only will they get all the benefits of these connected plans free of charge for three months, they will also receive a new complimentary Amazon Echo Dot speaker.
The Amazon Echo Dot is the perfect add-on for this promotion, as new GM vehicles can be paired with the Amazon Alexa AI assistant to enable voice-activated prompts and commands. Chevrolet owners, for example, can download the Chevrolet Skill for Alexa and use it to start their car, adjust the climate control and make other adjustments by simply talking to their Amazon Echo Dot. This Alexa skill will require the myChevrolet mobile app to work properly, which is available for Apple and Android smartphones and operates off the OnStar Remote Access plan.
While the Remote Access plan gives OnStar customers additional connectivity features for their vehicle, the OnStar Safety & Security plan is focused on driving safety. This is essentially the standard OnStar plan and includes well-known features like Automatic Crash Response, Roadside Assistance, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Crisis Assist and Turn-By-Turn Navigation.
The regular price for an OnStar Remote Access plan with the OnStar Safety & Security plan is $34.99 per month. As we noted above, customers who cash in on this promotion will receive a free three-month trial of these two plans before they will be required to pay to keep the service turned on.
Current GM owners can sign up for this promotion by pressing the blue OnStar button in their vehicle to speak to an advisor. They will have to relay the promotional code ‘ECHO’ to the advisor in order to receive the deal. They can also call 1-877-299-1379 for more information on the deal.