Thursday March 02, 2017

Chevy Is the First Major Car Company with Unlimited LTE Data

Those of you who are in the market for a Chevy are getting a pretty cool perk: unlimited in-car data for $20 per month. That’s a damn good price, and the car manufacturer was able to pull that off due to the sheer number of OnStar LTE-equipped cars they have managed to sell so far (over 3 million).

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Chevy said last year that Silverado, Suburban and Tahoe drivers consumed the most data using their hotspots for work. After that, it's families amusing their little ones with movies and videos, followed by Spotify and other music streamers. In 14 of Chevy's 2016 models, its MyLink infotainment system is compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, making it fairly easy for nearly anyone to connect their smartphone. Chevy gets its data from AT&T, which rolled out its own unlimited plan last month, then tweaked it with free tethering and video streaming options after a storm of criticism.