AT&T to sell Wi-Fi hotspots from ZTE for vehicles

Connects to five devices for $100 without a contract

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AT&T has announced its first plug-in vehicle Wi-Fi hotspot, the ZTE Mobley, which will go on sale this Friday for $100 will no annual service commitment.

Chris Penrose, AT&T senior vice president for IoT, said the device is aimed at professionals as well as families who hope to be connected to the Internet while on the go.

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AT&T’s first vehicle Wi-Fi hotspot, the ZTE Mobley, available Sept. 11.

AT&T and ZTE worked together to develop the technology, which provides Wi-Fi connectivity for up to five devices inside a car when plugged into an on-board diagnostics port.

Mobley relies on a Qualcomm MDM9215 processor and connects to the AT&T 4G LTE network.

Customers can purchase the Mobley for $100 without an annual contract, or for $0 with a two-year service agreement. Those two-year agreements include the Mobile Share Value plan, which will increase by $10 a month for the Mobley or the DataConnect plan, with a monthly charge starting at $20 for 1GB of data.

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