During the summer owners of most 2015 Buick models can get OnStar 4G LTE with Wi-Fi mobile hotspots, Buick AppShop and streaming data entertainment.
The 2015 LaCrosse, Regal, Verano and Encore would come standard with OnStar 4G LTE hardware, with data packages available for an additional fee. OnStar 4G LTE hardware will be in every Buick model by the 2016 model year in the United States and Canada.
Also included with the Buick OnStar package is Buick AppShop, to download apps and stream data for music or other feature.
Buick AppShop initial apps include iHeartRadio, Priceline.com, the Weather Channel, NPR, Slacker Radio, Cityseeker, Eventseeker, Glympse and Kaliki, with more coming in the future.
Later this year, a Vehicle Health app will provide in-vehicle diagnostic reports and make appointments for service.
The data service will be provided by AT&T. AT&T customers can add their vehicle to a sharable bucket of data through AT&T Mobile Share plans. All drivers can buy data via OnStar, separately from their other mobile data accounts. Pricing and data packages for OnStar 4G LTE will be announced later this year.