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GM announces pricing for its 4G LTE service, to debut in 2015 Chevrolet Malibu

Lynn Walford | May 14, 2014
General Motors has talked up its 4G LTE plans for the past year. On Tuesday, we found out just what they will cost, as GM unveiled pricing and features for its OnStar services, including 4G.

As an added bonus, OnStar data plan subscribers will get family-friendly content, including a year of Famigo, which offers educational apps with parental controls, and a free 30-day trial of TumblebooksTV, a library of read-along video-animation storybooks aimed at young kids.

GM has been gearing up 4G LTE for a while. At Mobile World Congress in 2013, the company announced it would offer 4G LTE connectivity on most 2015 models. At CES 2014, it outlined plans to add 4G LTE connectivity to most Chevrolet models. The car maker also says that most 2015 Buick models will come with 4G LTE connectivity.

On Tuesday, GM also announced that most new 2015 Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles with OnStar hardware will also come with five years of the new OnStar Basic Plan and six months of an OnStar Directions & Connections plan. The Basic plan includes RemoteLink Key Fob Services to start an engine, turn on lights or honk the car's horn from a smartphone app; OnStar vehicle diagnostics, and maintenance notifications.


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