OnStar 4G LTE connectivity will be rolling out across the General Motors family of vehicles for the 2015 model year and there will be a variety of available plans designed to fit the needs of everyone. The first vehicle to see this level of connectivity will be the 2015 Chevy Malibu with another 30 vehicles from Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac added to the list by the end of the year.
Owners of included vehicles will be able to take advantage of a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot that will allow the connection of up to seven devices including laptops, smartphones, video game consoles and tablets. You won’t even have to be in the vehicle, as OnStar 4G LTE connectivity will extend to an area around the vehicle, too.
Initially, vehicles will come with three months or three gigabytes available for free. Monthly subscriptions will then be available starting at $5 for 200 MB, $15 for 1GB, $30 for 3GB, or $50 for 5GB of data for OnStar Subscribers. Those who don’t subscribe to OnStar will pay $5 more for the bottom two tiers, but the same price for the top two tiers.
Those looking for one-time subscriptions can opt for 250MB/day for $5 or 10GB/Year for $150 as subscribers. Non-subscribers will get the same daily rate but pay $200 for the yearly subscription. The final option is for those with an existing AT&T plan who can add their vehicles to the Mobile Share plan for $10/month.
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Nicole Wakelin fell in love with cars as a teenager when she got to go for a ride in a Ferrari. It was red and it was fast and that was all that mattered. Game over. She considers things a bit more carefully now, but still has a weakness for fast, beautiful cars. Nicole also writes for NerdApproved and GeekMom.