As cars get ever more connected, sharing your already-strangled data account with the family--or just adding a new drain on it for yourself--can be troublesome. Having a separate data plan just for the car can be expensive. Audi is aiming to change that.
With a new $15 per month plan via T-Mobile
, Audi now offers the most affordable in-car data plan on the market. The data plan enables access to the advanced functions of the Audi Connect
system, like Google Earth, Google Voice Local Search, and more
, while on the move.
There's a small hitch in the deal, however: it's not priced by the month. In fact, it's bundled as a 30-month plan for $450. For a month-to-month plan, the price is $30 per month. A one-year plan at $324 ($27 per month) and a two-year plan at $600 ($25 per month) are also available.
Whichever rate you're paying, you can also use the data plan for in-vehicle shared Wi-Fi access, enabling any passenger to get online with their tablets, laptops, or smartphones--up to eight devices at once.
Specifics of the plan, including data speeds and allowances, aren't disclosed. All Audi vehicles equipped with the Audi Connect system are eligible.