Ten GM models are now rolling with AT&T’s LTE service
The first of the vehicle models to get the new service was the Chevy Malibu, the rest of the line-up, some 30 models, will have the feature available by the end of the this year.
If you are already an AT&T customer, you do not need to sign up for the full $150 or $200 annual subscription to OnStar to take advantage of your car’s connectivity. Those with a Mobile Share plan can simply add their vehicle as a data device for $10 per month.
Non-AT&T customers can get service a-la carte pricing starting at $10 per-month for 200MB of data and progressing to $50 per-month for 5GB. One-time price plans are available too, $5 buys 250MB for one day, or buy 10GB for use over the course of a year for $150 ($200 for non-OnStar subscribers).
In addition to serving as a hotspot, OnStar also allows immediate diagnosis of a check-engine light, other vehicle telematics, and can provide turn-by-turn voice navigation. General Motors is addressing vehicle connectivity on every front. In addition to OnStar, GM is part of Open Automotive Association and Android Auto, and the company is on board with Apple’s CarPlay.
OnStar with LTE is available on select Chevrolet, Buick, and Cadillac models, with GMC trucks on deck to get the feature added soon.
source: Light Reading
2. UglyFrank (Posts: 983; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)
Would it kill them to do an unlimited plan?
3. j-rod2079 (Posts: 24; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)
$150 for 10GB for a year is just outrageous! It would be cheaper to use mobile hotspot on your phone!
4. j-rod2079 (Posts: 24; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)
I run through 15GB a month just on my phone, and that's not including the other three lines on my account!
5. wrm2013 (Posts: 193; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)
another great business model by a great company.
7. JMartin22 (Posts: 1583; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)
Now we have cars to add to the expensive monthly data plan fees on top of phones, tablets, and maybe even PSP
Vitas if you have one of those.
Data plan caps really limit mobile cellular innovation and are only handicapping people because these giant telecommunication companies want to squeeze even larger profits from their subscribers, it has nothing to do with infrastructure limitations.