General Motors

General Motors

General Motors has been promising to bring LTE connectivity to its cars for some time, and on Monday the automotive conglomerate announced concrete plans to launch the service in vehicles this year. Starting in June, the Chevrolet Malibu will be the first GM vehicle to come with OnStar 4G LTE. Thirty other vehicles from GM’s stable of brands, including Buick, GMC, and Cadillac, will get LTE connectivity by the end of this year. GM’s LTE option is tied to its existing, OnStar in-car connectivity platform, and offers services like a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot and improved safety and security options. The service uses AT&T’s LTE network for connectivity. After a three month or 3GB trial period — whichever comes first — customers will be able to purchase daily, monthly, or yearly data packages, ranging from $5 for a one day / 250MB pass to $200 for a 12 month / 100GB plan.

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