OnStar 4G LTE Trial Period Activated by 98 Percent of Users

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Having an Internet connection in your car is not a fancy thing, but a useful feature, especially in the year 2014. Imagine the benefits of having 24/7 in-car access to the World Wide Web - restaurant guide and other free time apps, Google Maps satellite navigation, Facebook and Twitter, there's a lot you can do with such an in-car system and service.
One of the first manufacturers to bring this tech into models accessible to the general public is General Motors and the system is called OnStar 4G LTE. It's been only 4 weeks since the company started to deliver vehicles fitted with the gizmo and a report informs that 98 percent of customers have activated the free trial period of the service.

The trial period offers 3 months or 3 gigabytes of data. It's pretty clear why OnStar 4G LTE has enjoyed such an overwhelming success even if it's still in its infancy. Of course, it's not OK to use your phone while driving, but if you're on a long trip with your family, think about the kids - coloring books and puzzles are so passé. Smartphones, tablets, laptops and gaming consoles are in fashion nowadays.

Speaking to CNET, president of GM's global connected consumer business Mary Chan has declared that the 98 percent active users represent "a scary high acceptance rate for the trials." However, at the end of the trial period, OnStar 4G LTE users have a number of monthly plans or one-time packages to choose from. We talked about their pricing in a former article you can read here.

Although a limited number of models benefit from the technology at the present moment, General Motors promised that by the end of 2014, most Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac models, including pickup trucks and the 2015 Chevrolet Volt, will benefit from it.
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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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