4G data for your GM car will cost you $10/month for 200MB

Chevy Corvette at CES 2014
By Chuong H Nguyen on 12 May 2014 03:32 pm
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Owners of new General Motors vehicle can soon begin adding their connected cars to AT&T's 4G LTE as a device on a Mobile Share Plan starting this June. Starting for just $10 per month, AT&T and GM customers can add their GM vehicles to their existing data bucks. For GM car owners who do not currently subscribe to AT&T, other data packages are also available for the new OnStar 4G LTE plan.

Starting in June, Chevrolet owners can add their Malibu to the OnStar 4G LTE plan. After a trial period, which is either a 3-month or 3 GB of usage, whichever happens first, users will be able to pay $5 for 250 MB of data that will expire after one day or up to a 100 GB package that lasts for 12 months for $200. GM will offer discounted rates for users who already subscribe to OnStar.

By the end of the year, GM promises that AT&T's connectivity will come to thirty more cars from brands like Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, and GMC.

The nice part is that if you're an existing AT&T subscriber, you can just add your car to your existing plan for just $10 a month if you're on one of AT&T's Mobile Share Plan. This makes it more affordable and you would just tap your existing mobile data connection. This means your car will be another data device that joins your iPad tablet or your Galaxy smart camera.

"The industry's broadest deployment of 4G LTE connectivity technology will enable owners of these vehicles to explore new features like a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot capable of pairing up to seven devices, as well as [improved access]((http://www.imore.com/chevys-appshop-skips-smartphone-vehicle-apps-ceslive) to existing OnStar safety and security services," GM said in a press release.

In addtion to GM, Audi is also partnering with AT&T for the A3 sedan.

Source: AT&T

Related: GM ATT News

11 comments

jeddo45

Alright T-Mobile, show them how it's done...

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TurboFool

Why on earth would ANYONE do this? I can tether from my phone or a mobile WiFi hotspot for dramatically less. I can't comprehend this stupidity.

MazoMark

Exactly. This makes zero sense if you own a smartphone or hotspot.

Whiskey Rodeo

I spend many based out of my truck/office and this will be handy!

Skatophilia

I feel like there will be a lot more accidents now....

Ebifruya8

I can understand adding data to a car to an extent. Because we have so many devices that use data now, it would be great to have a way to use that data for family trips or emergency downloads, etc. However, at some point, we need to be able to disconnect and a car should be one of those places. There are plenty of ways to stay entertained in a car besides checking Facebook or Instagram.

Drew Oswalt

This is cool. But what about having an option to connect via hotspot? Not all GM customers have ATT nor would want to fork over any money to them.

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SpookDroid

Sounds a bit steep for such a small data allowance, don't you think?

deckem

Internet enabled cars will be a fad in the long run, I reckon. Everything can be done with a smartphone (which a great many people have). The feature is superfluous in cars.

breakingpoint0

Can we bring our own SIM card and connect to anyone we want =P I could see T-Mobile or Sprint banking on this and allowing you to bring in any device you want with a SIM card(be it car, truck, smart watch, etc). Instead of a "tablet" plan they will now have a "device" plan that works with anything.

Koko Pineda

That's pretty cool but it costs you more bucks. You can just share your phone's data plan, right?

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