If you own a FordPass connected car, you might have heard of the FordPass service. For those who haven’t, FordPass is a trial subscription service that will give Ford car owners with compatible models access to certain nifty features, such as being able to unlock and start your car remotely.

The service was run as a trial initial, but Ford seems to have decided that they will be scrapping these trial subscriptions and will be making the most common features of FordPass available for free. This includes the remote unlock and car starting features we just mentioned. All you need to do is ensure your car supports FordPass and you should be good to go.

However, this only covers the very basic features. If you want more advanced features, like a WiFi hotspot service, you will need to pay for that since it uses AT&T’s LTE network for that feature. By offering some of the connectivity features for free, Ford will no doubt one-up the competition, such as GM whose OnStar services can cost as much as $15 a month.

If you’d like to learn more about FordPass and the other features it offers, head on over to Ford’s website for the details. In the meantime, has this convinced any of you to perhaps consider a Ford car as your next purchase?

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