AT&T customers will be able to add their Chevy to AT&T Mobile Share plans. Drivers can also pay for data separately. Pricing and data packages for OnStar 4G LTE will be announced later in 2014.
The next models that will have the service option will be the Equinox, Silverado, Silverado HD, Spark and Spark EV. The majority of the 2015 Chevrolet lineup in the U.S and Canada will have a 4G LTE connection built-in at vehicle launch. More models will be announced later this year.
Chevrolet is calling it the the broadest deployment of 4G LTE in the automotive industry.
The Wi-Fi hotspot will allow passengers to connect their smartphones, laptops ot tablets, to high-speed wireless internet. Each vehicle can accommodate multiple devices at one time.
With OnStar’s 4G LTE connection, the vehicle acts as a mobile hub, with access to apps and services that require a high-speed cellular or data connection.
Chevrolet MyLink will offer he built in AppShop. Apps will connect drivers to vehicle data, music, news, weather, travel information and more.
App available will include Vehicle Health, iHeartRadio, Priceline.com, The Weather Channel, NPR, Slacker Radio, TuneIn Radio, Cityseeker, Eventseeker, Glympse and Kaliki.
Chevrolet’s 4G LTE launch coincides with the 10th hardware generation of OnStar, a service that debuted in GM vehicles in 1996. The upgrade will allow for voice and high speed data services.
The OnStar RemoteLink Key Fob Services smartphone app, allows owners to lock or unlock doors, activate the horn and lights, and remotely start a properly-equipped vehicle, is included for five years for properly equipped Chevrolet vehicles in the U.S.