OnStar FMV Arriving at Best Buy on July 24th

OnStar FMV, the first boxed version of the OnStar’s “blue button” automotive safety and security services that can work on 90 million older vehicles currently running on US roads, goes on sale July 24 and can be preordered at Best Buy stores across America. The device will retail for $299.99, plus $75 for installation. Service plans for OnStar FMV start at $18.95 a month, or $199 a year.

“The wait is over. Since we announced OnStar FMV at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, thousands of people have signed up to be notified when this innovative product is ready to buy. Now, through Best Buy, they can enhance their Fords, Toyotas, Chryslers and other brands with the power of OnStar,” said OnStar President Linda Marshall.

As OnStar’s strategic retail partner, Best Buy offers on-site installation through its network of more than 1,000 auto bays, staffed by more than 1,400 Mobile Electronics Certified Professional. This includes nearly half of the 194 MECP Master installers in the world. More than 90 percent of surveyed Best Buy customers said their auto installation was “done right the first time.”

“Best Buy is always looking for ways to help consumers stay connected through technology in their everyday lives. This includes in their cars,”
said Lisa Farrell, senior vice president and general manager of portable electronics at Best Buy. “We are proud to be the first to bring the OnStar FMV product to consumers nationwide and serve as a one-stop destination for purchase and installation.”

The OnStar FMV core features include Automatic Crash Response, Turn-by-Turn Navigation, Hands-Free Calling, Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance, Emergency Services and Roadside Assistance.
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