GM Offers 4G LTE Data Plans to Business Customers
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General Motors Fleet will begin offering 4G LTE internet service with its fleet vehicles through data plans under a new partnership with AT&T announced at the Solutions Summit 2018 model year fleet preview in Las Vegas.
Customers with GM Fleet corporate accounts will be able to activate 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspots in GM vehicles starting this summer. Fleets will be able to share unlimited data across its vehicles and receive simplified invoices and centralized billing.
The data plans will be available in most Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles, GM announced. It won't be available with Chevrolet's Low Cab Forward models. General Motors will negotiate pricing with individual customers.
"Customers using an OnStar 4G LTE connection can help make their company vehicle drivers more customer-focused and productive, so the growth potential is huge," said Ed Peper, GM Fleet's U.S. vice president. "Working with AT&T, we will enable our business customers to receive all the benefits of high-speed connectivity with more flexibility and less paperwork using the shared unlimited data plan capability."
Each vehicle will support up to seven smartphones, tablets and laptops that can connect to the vehicle from up to 50 feet away.
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As part of the plan, commercial users will be able to access unlimited data plans, share data across vehicles, and add vehicle plans to existing AT&T corporate accounts.
"With this capability, businesses can more quickly and more securely share data, better attend to customers, boost productivity and maximize efficiencies," said Joe Mosele, AT&T's vice president of Internet of Things solutions. "This will be transformative for companies that need to get things done outside the office. It's just the beginning of new enterprise options that we plan to bring to business customers."
GM launched its 4G LTE Wi-Fi service through OnStar in 2014 and now counts more than 5 million 4G LTE-equipped vehicles on the road. GM customers have used more than 14 million gigabytes of data since the launch of OnStar 4G LTE, which is equivalent to sending and receiving nearly 140 billion e-mails with attachments, according to the company.