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OnStar to Offer 4G LTE Connection in 2014

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At the VES 2014 General Motors announced that most of their cars in 2014 can be equipped with a new version of the OnStar system with 4G LTE capability. This technology provides fast and reliable in-car internet connection and comes with built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, so you can connect your own devices to it. OnStar 4G connection runs on AT&T’s network.

To get give you more details as to how this 4G business can be useful, we have to get a bit geeky. With it, the vehicle acts as a mobile hub, giving customers easier access to apps and services that require a high-speed cellular or data connection. So you don’t need to use your own device’s cellular network to access data. 4G capability also unlocks the potentials of the car’s infotainment system by providing faster access to apps and services such as internet radio and so on.

AT&T customers will be able to add their vehicle to a shareable bucket of data through AT&T Mobile Share plans. Pricing and data packages for OnStar 4G LTE will be announced later in 2014, but you can pay for data as a standalone option.

As for the models deemed important enough to get the 4G LTE connection, 2015 Chevrolet Corvette, Impala, Malibu, and Volt would be the first General Motors’ vehicles to come optionally equipped with OnStar 4G LTE. Later on, the Equinox, Silverado, Silverado HD, Spark and Spark EV will be added to the list.

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“We know that our customers rely on being connected on a daily, if not hourly basis, and they expect to be provided with the information and content they desire with no interruptions,” said Mary Chan, president, GM’s Global Connected Consumer. “A 4G LTE hotspot that’s built into a car’s architecture will provide a more consistent and powerful Wi-Fi connection than a smartphone.”

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