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    Default Do I have to turn off my bluetooth phone to use the Onstar phone (voice activation)?

    I have lots of Onstar minutes to use before they expire, but when I try to use dialing with voice activation, it goes to my bluetooth phone. Do I have to turn off my bluetooth cell phone to use the Onstar phone?

    Maybe there is a command to use the Onstar phone instead of the bluetooth phone - but I didn't find it?
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    I'm not certain, but you may have to hit the OnStar "phone" button up on the overhead panel?
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    Another thing to consider, if you add some phone minutes to your Onstar, they typically extend your existing minutes past the expiration. At least that's how it worked 8 years ago when I renewed on my previous GM vehicle. With my unlimited minutes on my cell plan I really don't see myself using any of the minutes I bought on the volt, but they gave me such a deal (something crazy like $10 for a bunch of minutes).
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    When you start the call via voice command you need to start with 'OnStar'. From there you can make the onstar phone call. I had to play around a while to figure that out and not make the Bluetooth call.
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    no, push the overhead button and call away. remember that you probably have not loaded any names into the car's local directory, so you have to dial by number.

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    Default Yes, that works! I'll try the OnStar button later.

    Quote Originally Posted by gsilber View Post
    When you start the call via voice command you need to start with 'OnStar'. From there you can make the onstar phone call. I had to play around a while to figure that out and not make the Bluetooth call.
    Yes, that works! I'll try the OnStar button later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph7 View Post
    Yes, that works! I'll try the OnStar button later.
    not the onstar button, the overhead phone button- they are different

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