General Motors has begun offering “Chevrolet Wi-Fi” in seven of its current generation Chevrolet vehicles: Equinox,Traverse, Silverado, Tahoe, Suburban, Avalanche, and Express. The service is provided by Autonet Mobile, which provides connectivity to select Chrysler, Dodge and Volkswagen automobiles as well, and the hardware is installed by Chevrolet dealers and lets vehicle broadcast a 150-foot radius Wi-Fi hotspot. The router costs $199 with a two-year service agreement with Autonet Mobile. Monthly subscriptions start at $29 a month for a 1GB data cap, and a 5GB data plan is also available for $59 a month. Chevrolet Wi-Fi offers speeds up to 1.5Mbps, and general 3G performance of around 400-800kbps downlink and 128-300kbps uplink. The service’s 2G speeds are considerably lower at 120-200kbps downlink and 50-100kbps uplink.
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