As if the Americans needed more distraction behind the wheel, what with their Big Macs and large drinks and legal weed, Chevrolet announced an unlimited prepaid data plan for only $20 per month for the OnStar 4G LTE system. This gives the occupants of Chevys with WiFi hotspot access to unlimited high-speed internet on the move.
This is awesome for the passengers, but the driver must exercise great self-restraint not to stream Netflix on his phone as he travels those long and boring Interstates. Chevrolet came up with this OnStar 4G LTE Unlimited plan after they looked at the data usage through the OnStar system and realized last year alone customers used nearly 200 percent more OnStar 4G LTE data in their vehicles compared to 2015. They crunched the numbers, and calculated that data usage was the equivalent of more than 17.5 million hours of video streaming in 2016!
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“We have contractors bidding jobs in their Silverados, families streaming movies in their Suburbans and Malibus and everyone tapping into the cloud for music,” said Alan Batey, president of GM North America and global head of Chevrolet. “With the most affordable unlimited 4G LTE data plan in the auto industry, the widest availability of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and new connected services like OnStar AtYourService, our momentum can only grow.”