In an announcement yesterday by General Motors, it was revealed exactly how much would it cost to convert its cars into a rolling 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. From what we heard, we can conclude saying that there would be a three-month free trial period and several paid tiers going up to 5GB of data. OnStar is the partner company which is going to providing over-the-air security, navigation, diagnostics, and other capabilities.
Mary Chan, President of OnStar, recently stated that "We're excited to give millions of customers an opportunity to explore the technology without paying extra for a data plan for three months or three gigabytes.”
Following the free trial period which is going to last for three months, the OnStar's subscribers are going to get 200MB of data per month for $5, 1GB for $15, 3GB for $30, and 5GB for $50. And those who are currently not subscribed will also be allowed to sign up for the 4G LTE but they will have to spend $10, $20, $30, and $50 for the respective bandwidth amounts. Another 12-month, 10GB plan also exists which is going to cost $150 for OnStar subscribers and $200 for non-subscribers, as well as a 250MB a day plan at $5 for both OnStar subscribers and non-subscribers.