Now that Verizon and AT&T have their connected car solutions, you wouldn’t expect T-Mobile to not jump in the ring now, would you? Magenta today unveiled its new connected car solution called SyncUp Drive. It easily transforms your car into a Wi-Fi hotspot on wheels and also provides extensive vehicle diagnostics as well as additional safety and security features.


“We’re making it radically simple for customers to connect their cars with a complete, all-in-one package,” said T-Mobile CEO John Legere.

The SyncUp Drive is basically a dongle that plugs into a car’s OBD-II port. This port has been a standard fixture on most cars built after 1996 so even if your car is almost two decades old, you can use this product.

The dongle remains plugged into the port so it doesn’t need to be charged. All settings can be managed via the app. It delivers a 4G LTE hotspot and also analyzes driving behavior to help users drive more safely while also reducing wear and tear as it keeps track of dangerous driving behavior like harsh braking, speeding, and rapid accelerations.

It also allows for location tracking so parents can keep an eye on their kids by using features as such speed alerts and notifications that alert them when the car enters or leaves a certain area. Users can even have a virtual mechanic help them take better care of their car by paying heed to maintenance reminders and instant notifications about car issues.

T-Mobile SyncUP Drive is normally going to cost $149.99 but starting November 18th, customers can get it free after signing a 24 month no cost finance agreement with a 2GB or higher plan for a limited time.

Filed in Gadgets. Read more about AT&T, Connected Objects, T-Mobile and Verizon. Source: newsroom.t-mobile

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