AT&T offers WiFi plug-in device for cars with OBD II
With connectivity consistently at the top of car buyersê list of wants, the first plug-in vehicle WiFi hotspot device should make a lot of customers happy. AT&T and ZTE USA have introduced the ZTE Mobley, available in AT&T stores and online.
The ZTE Mobley allows up to five devices to connect to the Internet and use the hotspot data plan to surf the Web, play games and watch videos. The device plugs into the OBD II port and works with most vehicles 1996 and newer. Once the device is plugged in, the car will be automatically connected to the Internet any time itês on. A Qualcomm MDM9215 processor and AT&Tês 4G LTE network offer fast speed and performance.
The device is available at no charge with a two-year agreement or $100 with no annual commitment.
Several automakers offer built-in connectivity, including Chevrolet, which will have standard WiFi on 14 MY 2016 models. Others offer WiFi hotspots as an option. Mobile hotspots can also be bought from electronics manufacturers , but they require cable hookups and are more cumbersome to install.Download Bulletin PDF