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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 bsd228 on 11/14/2013 2:27:44 PM , Rating: 2
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I know it might be difficult to believe, but not everyone has a smart phone. Even more difficult to believe, not everyone WANTS one.


But this option is aimed at people who do, and very likely already have such service. And when you look at the cost of manufacturer installed GPS screens, it's about the most expensive way you could possibly get the service, and you're tied to that hardware for the life of the car. If you're leasing for 3 years, no big deal, but if you own for 10+, it makes no sense at all.


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