LAS VEGAS — General Motors Fleet and AT&T1 today announced plans that could transform the in-vehicle experience for business customers through high-speed 4G LTE internet service.
Starting this summer, customers with GM Fleet corporate accounts will be able to activate OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspots,2 in millions of cars, trucks and crossovers with the ability to share unlimited data3 and receive simplified invoices with centralized billing.
"Customers using an OnStar 4G LTE connection can help make their company vehicle drivers more customer-focused and productive, so the growth potential is huge," said Ed Peper, U.S. vice president of GM Fleet at the GM Fleet Solutions Summit in Las Vegas. "Working with AT&T, we will enable our business customers to receive all the benefits of high-speed connectivity with more flexibility and less paperwork using the shared unlimited data plan capability."
“With this capability, businesses can more quickly and more securely share data, better attend to customers, boost productivity and maximize efficiencies,” said Joe Mosele, vice president, Internet of Things Solutions, AT&T. “This will be transformative for companies that need to get things done outside the office. It’s just the beginning of new enterprise options that we plan to bring to business customers.”
GM Fleet customers with OnStar 4G LTE-equipped Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles already reap the benefits of productivity on the go with AT&T data plans. The 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot in the vehicle enables:
- More secure connections for up to seven smartphones, tablets and laptops
- Sharing of near real-time information in the field
- Connections up to 50 feet from the vehicle
With the new, enhanced functionality, GM Fleet customers will now also take advantage of:
- Unlimited data plans
- Data pooling across vehicles
- Corporate invoicing to add vehicle plans to existing AT&T corporate accounts
In 2014, GM launched OnStar with 4G LTE Wi-Fi service and is the industry leader with more than 5 million 4G LTE-equipped vehicles on the road today. Collectively, GM customers have used more than 14 million gigabytes of data since the launch of OnStar 4G LTE, equivalent to sending and receiving nearly 140 billion emails with attachments.
About General Motors
General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM, TSX: GMM) and its partners produce vehicles in 30 countries, and the company has leadership positions in the world's largest and fastest-growing automotive markets. GM, its subsidiaries and joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Cadillac, Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety, security and information services, can be found at http://www.gm.com.
Launched in 1996, OnStar is a wholly owned subsidiary of GM Holdings LLC (“GM”) and offers emergency, security, navigation, connections and vehicle manager services in Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Opel and Vauxhall models. Totaling more than 12 million customers in North America, Europe, China and South America, OnStar offers a range of standard, subscription and a la carte services such as Advanced Diagnostics, Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, OnStar Smart Driver, 4G LTE Wi-Fi and the AtYourService marketplace. For more information about OnStar services and features, visit www.onstar.com.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) helps millions around the globe connect with leading entertainment, business, mobile and high speed internet services. We offer the nation’s best data network* and the best global coverage of any U.S. wireless provider.** We’re one of the world’s largest providers of pay TV. We have TV customers in the U.S. and 11 Latin American countries. Nearly 3.5 million companies, from small to large businesses around the globe, turn to AT&T for our highly secure smart solutions.
© 2017 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. AT&T, the Globe logo and other marks are trademarks and service marks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies. All other marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.
*Claim based on the Nielsen Certified Data Network Score. Score includes data reported by wireless consumers in the Nielsen Mobile Insights survey, network measurements from Nielsen Mobile Performance and Nielsen Drive Test Benchmarks for Q3+Q4 2016 across 121 markets.
**Global coverage claim based on offering discounted voice and data roaming; LTE roaming; and voice roaming in more countries than any other U.S. based carrier. International service required. Coverage not available in all areas. Coverage may vary per country and be limited/restricted in some countries.
1 AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
2 Visit onstar.com for vehicle availability, details and system limitations. Services and connectivity may vary by model and conditions. Eligible vehicle and data plan required. Data plans provided by AT&T. 4G LTE coverage not available everywhere.
3 Data Restrictions: After 22GB of any data usage on a line in a bill cycle, AT&T may slow the data on that line during periods of network congestion for the remainder of that cycle. See att.com/broadbandinfo for details on AT&T network management policies.