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I have two sources of roadside assistance already, and though I know Starlink offers further services, I'm not sure I want to pay the cost. They've been sending me reminders to renew, needless to say.

What I want to know is what happens to the dashboard screen if I do not renew. Does it go completely blank? Will I still be able to navigate the radio and CD player, and will I still be able to initiate phone calls from the screen? Those are mostly what I find the screen handy for - but I don't know if Crosstrek provides them or will only provide them with Starlink.

Please help if you can, and thanks....
 

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Yep, you'll still be able to do all those things! The core functions of the radio head unit aren't tied to Starlink -- that includes all the media stuff as well as Apple CarPlay/Android Auto. The subscription part of the service is for the added safety and convince features, like remote start, stolen vehicle recovery, and so on.

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Yep, you'll still be able to do all those things! The core functions of the radio head unit aren't tied to Starlink -- that includes all the media stuff as well as Apple CarPlay/Android Auto. The subscription part of the service is for the added safety and convince features, like remote start, stolen vehicle recovery, and so on.

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Thanks so much for your quick and helpful reply, Montanan! For now I will not renew, and see if I even I miss it. I did appreciate the 2 years free I was given, but I'm not sure how often I actually used Starlink, practically speaking. I prefer to keep things simple.
 

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Being able to start my Crosstrek and set the temp is worth it for me I definitely will renew when my 3 year trial ends
 

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Mine was up in my Impreza but since it's a manual it's of limited value and I'm letting it lapse. I could see if it were a CVT (automatic) but there is no remote start for a stick shift, which is really the only thing I'd be interested in myself.

Remote start sounds silly but TBH I had it installed in another car (aftermarket) and the ability to have the car warmed up or cooled down is pretty nice.
 

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I figured I’d be using remote start quite a bit in the winter to warm the car up, but I mostly find it useful to keep the car cool when I’m out running errands with the dogs in the summer. I’m glad I have it, but most of the other stuff in the Starlink package is pretty unnecessary, so I don’t know if I’ll keep the subscription up.
 

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I did just renew Starlink on my 2019 for other reasons than per-heating or cooling. I’ve used it to lock and unlock the doors when the weather deteriorated while shopping so I just roll up my shopping cart and unload without fumbling for the key fob.

Also recently I used it to get the mileage and Vin number when at a service center. When your away from your XV (like out of state) I monitored location and mileage driven when it is supposed to be parked. Like when my X-girlfriend decided to use my XV and drove over 300 miles one day without letting me know.
 

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I did just renew Starlink on my 2019 for other reasons than per-heating or cooling. I’ve used it to lock and unlock the doors when the weather deteriorated while shopping so I just roll up my shopping cart and unload without fumbling for the key fob.

Also recently I used it to get the mileage and Vin number when at a service center. When your away from your XV (like out of state) I monitored location and mileage driven when it is supposed to be parked. Like when my X-girlfriend decided to use my XV and drove over 300 miles one day without letting me know.
You need better GF more than Starlink
 
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