Audi releases details for America's first in-vehicle 4G LTE connection

With our smartphones in tow, we usually have access to data, whether it be 3G or 4G LTE, while we drive. It’s probably not the best idea to be using your phones while you drive, which is why Audi and AT&T have recently teamed up and announced a new plan in which they will be offering 4G LTE data plans to Audi’s 2015 A3 Sedan which will be released later this month. According to the companies, this will be the first-ever in-vehicle 4G LTE connection offered in North America. 

Audi’s been talking about its in-car LTE for awhile, but how much it’ll cost hasn’t been clear until now. A six-month plan with 5GB of data will run $99, while a 30-month plan with 30GB runs $499, both through AT&T. However, you’ll snag half-a-year’s service absolutely free should you drive off the lot in one of the new A3 sedans equipped with Audi Connect. The German automaker says it plans to roll the feature out to its entire model line this year, which should give quite a few options to choose from if you’re in the market. The pricing is a bit steeper than what the outfit’s offered before, but the T-Mobile plans were for 3G connectivity — next-gen infotainment has a need for speed.

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