AT&T, Porsche Partner on New Mobile Internet Service
AT&T and Porsche Cars North America, Inc. have forged a new agreement to bring equip select 2017 Porsche models with high speed internet access.
“Porsche’s technologies have advanced performance and spurred improved innovations within the automotive industry,” said Chris Penrose, AT&T senior vice president – Business Solutions. “Our work with Porsche will continue that innovative tradition and deliver a connected experience in their cars for drivers and passengers.”
Under the terms of the multi-year agreement, the German automaker’s 2017 Macan, Boxster, and 911 models
will be equipped with wireless connectivity on AT&T’s 4G LTE network to Wi-Fi hot spot, news, weather alerts, maps, navigation, and other infotainment services.
In addition, users of the new Connect Plus service will also be able to connect up to five devices to the hot spot with existing AT&T customers able to share data among phones, tablets and their vehicles with the company’s Mobile Share Value plan or purchase a separate stand-alone plan.
The cost for connecting Porsche vehicles equipped with Connect Plus to an existing Mobile Share Value plan is a $10 access charge per month, the telecom company said.