Buick Enclave gets 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspotby Justin King
The OnStar upgrade provides connectivity for up to seven devices simultaneously.
Passengers in the three-row crossover can simultaneously connect up to seven devices to the integrated Wi-Fi hotspot. The service is now powered by AT&T's LTE network, which is claimed to be up to 100 times faster than the 2G technology that provided the limited services of the previous-generation OnStar system.
Aside from providing Internet service for smartphones, tablets and notebook computers, the LTE integration also serves a wide range of apps available via the infotainment system. Popular AppShop services include iHeartRadio, The Weather Channel and Slacker Radio, among others.
The upgraded OnStar service is now available across the entire 2016 Buick lineup, including the Encore, Verano, Regal, LaCross and Cascada.
The Wi-Fi hotspot service is available as a three-month free trial with up to 3GB of data. Subscriptions vary in price, starting at $5/month with 200MB of data for OnStar subscribers. The 3GB and 5GB monthly plans cost $30 and $50, respectively, while a single day with 250MB of usage can be purchased for $5. Existing AT&T subscribers can also add the GM vehicle to their existing Mobile Share Plan for $10/month.