AT&T will turn your car into a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot with the ZTE Mobley, launching September 11th
posted by Alan F. / Sep 08, 2015, 8:00 PM
When you turn over the ignition, the ZTE Mobley turns on and quickly offers a Wi-Fi connection for up to five devices, using AT&T's 4G LTE network. And if you sign up for a two-year contract, the device is absolutely free. If you don't want to get handcuffed for 24 months, the ZTE Mobley will cost you $100.
You can add the Mobley to a Mobile Share Value Plan for a $10 monthly access charge. You can also use a DataConnect plan and get 1GB of data for $20 or 3GB for $30.
source: AT&T via Engadget
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I really don't know if my car has that port.
posted on Sep 08, 2015, 8:14 PM 0
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they warm me that if i post a comment in Chinese a again, they will give me a penalty for being not able to post comments for a week. why? respect different culture? 如果加上一句中文呢？
posted on Sep 08, 2015, 8:40 PM 0
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I don't really see the point of this device. So what, now I can use my laptop to access the Internet while I'm in my car? 99% of all devices we bring with us in the car already have data plans attached to them. This seems like a rip off.
posted on Sep 08, 2015, 8:35 PM 0
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I fail to see the point of such a device when phones can be hotspots too. That is, unless you made the mistake of signing up with a carrier that doesn't let you do that, when it's a case of taxing a low IQ.
posted on Sep 08, 2015, 9:00 PM 0
I'm getting this for my '84 Porsche, its already got CarPlay like modern cars and now this!.... Love it.. and I do sign 2 year contracts with at&t...already... Edit: nevermind OBD2 only... Bugger..
posted on Sep 08, 2015, 10:25 PM 0
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I don't understand the purpose of this device either being that most people can tether their alotted data from their smartphone or tablet. Why not just use a hotspot device you can take anywhere.. I think At&t might be making money sharing your driving habits with insurance companies and NSA.
posted on Sep 08, 2015, 10:33 PM 0
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Ok I get the reasoning behind this, but. One: Plugging something into diagnostic port, can potentially open for wifi hacking of your car, hopefully it just draws power from it or such. Two: why would you not just create the hotspot with your phone?
posted on Sep 09, 2015, 4:43 AM 0
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