Mobile Hotspots: Now Available With Wheels


Tired of mobile hotspots that discretely fit in your pocket?

How about one that you can tow behind your RV instead...


OnStar 4G LTE Compatible Vehicles

GM has announced a new service called "OnStar 4G LTE" - coming to most 2015 GM models. This system integrates an AT&T LTE modem into the cars infotainment system, creating a WiFi hotspot and enabling direct-to-dash internet for things like navigation search results, and Pandora radio streaming.

Thanks to a powerful roof mounted antenna and integration directly into the cars electronics, GM feels certain that the OnStar 4G LTE service should be able to outperform using a smartphone for the same tasks.

Current AT&T subscribers can add the OnStar hotspot to current Mobile Share plans for $10/mo, or there are monthly or pay-as-you-go plans available as well - for example offering 5GB for $50/mo, or 10GB that doesn't expire for 12 months for $200.

The car-related services, such as remote unlock or checking your tire pressure over the internet, do not count against your data plan.

I wonder how long it will be before RV manufacturers begin to offer something similar, bundling in mobile internet and a service plan right into new RVs.

For a more extensive preview, including some app screenshots, see this article at Ars Technica.


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