Re: Onstar = MVNO
- From: "John B. Coarsey, PE" <jcoarsey<nospam>@yahoo.com>
- Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2007 13:25:39 -0400
"Roger Buttsnort" <rbuttsnort@xxxxxxx> wrote in message
3 watts for Onstar, and 0.6 watts for a handheld unit. This is the fact.
"John B. Coarsey, PE @yahoo.com>" <jcoarsey<nospam> wrote in message
"Higher Power" BULLSHIT! the early ones were 3 watt AMPS phones, the new
"marx404" <404@xxxxxxx> wrote in message
First of all, an unexpected thanks to Elmo and others for setting theWhen I got mine I thought it was Sattelite based too. Turns out only the
record straight on my Onstar mis-information that GM -and- Onstar have
been giving out. (albeit your corrections were Navas overtoned, they
were correct) Second of all, yep, I do need to get out more, all work
and no play...well, you know :-)
The other day I called Onstar dealer services and asked if they they
were an MVNO, the guy had no clue what an MVNO was and firmly stood on
that Onstar owns thier own cellular towers and sattelites and provides
thier own "sattelite phone" service. When I grilled him, he put me on
hold, went to go talk to a tech and came back, told me that it WAS a
cellular service and they use Verizon (and other providers), but refused
to tell me to what extent. I asked our corporate trainer and he was all
the more clueless. My take is that OnStar doesnt want ppl to know much
about it and that Verizon is the backbone of Onstar, period, with Onstar
basically an enhanced cell phone.
Just goes to show that the more sincerely confirmed someone is, the more
they are likely to be full of sh*t or just badly mis-informed. My bad
for being the latter.
GPS is. All communiccation is by cell, but at higher power. I was
suprised to find out there are actually areas that it will not work, but
I have not found any yet.
ones are basic CDMA units.The RF section is nothing "Special" at all.
"BlondeStar" will tell you anything that comes to mind to "Dazzle" you
with fake but cool sounding buzz-words and fluff....
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