Seems Wi-Fi is everywhere these days, from coffeehouses to entire cities. Chevy now brings 4G LTE Wi-Fi to its cars, trucks, and crossovers, meaning you don’t have to worry about using up data on your phone plan while you’re trekking across town or across the country.
How Can I Get Wi-Fi in My Chevy Vehicle?
Well, Chevy’s 4G LTE Wi-Fi is only available in, or coming soon to, the majority of their 2015 models, so if you have an older Chevy, tough luck, you’ll still just use your data when firing up your smartphone.
If you do decide to upgrade to a 2015 Chevy model, you have ton of choices, from the eco-friendly Volt to the sporty Corvette to the gets-it-all-done Equinox, and more. To use the 4G LTE Wi-Fi, you’ll need a Chevy OnStar subscription to connect. OnStar has been available in Chevy vehicle for some time now, and its benefits include live traffic updates, roadside assistance, and emergency assistance. We’ve talked before about whether or not OnStar is worth its subscription, but the addition of 4G LTE Wi-Fi seems to have definitively settled the debate.
Nuts and Bolts
Now that you’ve gotten over your initial excitement about in-car Wi-Fi, here’s the more bite-size information.
- You can use up to seven devices in one Wi-Fi-equipped Chevy vehicle, which means you can navigate in the front seat while passengers in the back can play games, read, document the trip, and more.
- Devices made before 2006 may not be able to use the onboard Wi-Fi, so check with your manufacturer.
- The 4G LTE Wi-Fi works whenever the vehicle is on or in accessory mode.
- Your devices also have to be WPA2 compliant to work with the Wi-Fi.
- Needless to say, the speed of the Internet is much faster with your car’s hotspot than it will be simply using data. Plus, it’s much more reliable.
Ready to upgrade to a vehicle that lets you stay effortlessly connected? Visit our Hubler Chevrolet dealership to take a look at the new 2015 models and see if any of them are the right fit for you!