Owners of seven new Chevrolet models can drive into dealerships and have their vehicles converted to car Wi-Fi hotspots, thanks to a partnership between the auto manufacturer and Autonet Mobile. Truth be told, it’s really SUV/truck hotspots, but close enough.
Using Autonet Mobile’s TRU technology, dealers install wireless routers that offer download speeds up to 1.5 Mbps by connecting to 3G and 2.5G cellular networks on 95% of roads nationwide, Chevy announced yesterday. The router puts out a signal within and outside the vehicle throughout an area up to 150 feet.
Eligible Chevrolet vehicles include:
Chevy Wi-Fi is being offered at an introductory price of $199 through the end of the year. This entails mailing in a $200 rebate and signing a two-year service agreement with Autonet Mobile, the service’s ISP. Monthly 1 GB plans cost $29 and monthly 5 GB plans run $59.