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Pricing not yet announced for the service which is provided by AT&T

GM has announced that it has teamed up with AT&T to give customers internet access inside most of its 2015 model year vehicles (courtesy of an LTE modem). The partnership will allow AT&T customers add their vehicle as a device on a new or existing AT&T data plan.
 
The plan will also allow owners of LTE modem equipped vehicles to purchase access on an “as needed” basis, similar to what AT&T already allows with tablets such as Apple’s iPad.


Mom's daily ride will now give the kiddos internet access on the way to soccer practice
 
GM VP of Global Connected Consumer said during the Barclays Global Automotive Conference, "So we’re trying to make this as flexible as possible and as easy as possible to get the customer used to buying data connections inside of their vehicles."
 
GM and AT&T haven't announced pricing for the service, which is expected to be available in mid-2014. It should also be noted that the integrated AT&T service won't replace GM's OnStar service. 

Source: Detroit News



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RE: Why?
By kingmotley on 11/13/2013 11:32:25 AM , Rating: 5
So that the car can use internet services like google maps, pandora radio, get weather updates, real time traffic updates without having to come up with either a complicated system of a specialized app on the phone for each of those things and software in the car, or requiring phone purchasers to buy a mobile hotspot plan for their phones.

Some of those things are available over satellite with sirrus xm radio, but the plans suck, and the bandwidth sucks.


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