Audi has – via Audi Connect – turned its cars into mobile WiFi hotspots for a few years already. Now comes the killer price: For just $15 a month, you can have all you can eat wireless internet in your car.
Audi has teamed up with T-Mobile which lets you access its 3G network for cheap – once you have gotten over a minor sticker shock: The $15 plan requires an upfront $450 payment. This secures your 30 months of service after six months free for new car buyers, Extremetech says.
If you don’t want to commit for such a long time and a big lump of a payment, you can choose a $30 month-to-month plan. Using the factory-installed cellular modem, the in-car WiFi hotspot will serve up to eight users at a time.
The drawback of course is T-Mobile. Its coverage can be a bit spotty, and its 3G service often degrades to last century GPRS when outside of population centers.