2018 Honda Odyssey Becomes First Minivan to Offer 4G LTE In-Vehicle Wi-Fi
As one of several perks on the redesigned model, the all-new 2018 Honda Odyssey holds the distinction of being the first minivan to offer 4G LTE in-vehicle Wi-Fi.
For as low as $20 a month, American owners of the 2018 Odyssey Elite and Touring trims can now purchase both prepaid and postpaid unlimited data plans from AT&T. Honda is promising that these data plans will take the Odyssey’s in-car connectivity experience to a new level, enabling the minivan to support streaming video, music, and more.
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Through the vehicle’s available 4G LTE Wi-Fi, Odyssey passengers can stream video content to the all-new, 10.2-inch, ceiling-mounted Rear Entertainment System with DVD, CD, and Blu-ray disc capability. The AT&T data capability also allows for the whole family to enjoy internet radio, web browsing, and more on up to seven devices.
Available on the Odyssey Touring and Elite models, the AT&T data plans include a 3-months/3GB complimentary trial, followed by the customer-paid subscription plan.
“As any parent can tell you, keeping everyone connected is a big part of modern family happiness,” said Honda executive Jeff Conrad. “With our new CabinWatch and CabinTalk technologies, reconfigurable Magic Slide seats and 4G LTE Wi-Fi, the new Odyssey is all about keeping everyone connected and comfortable.”
Both the prepaid and postpaid plans are already available to 2018 Honda Odyssey owners, making Honda the most recent automaker to offer such data plans for in-vehicle Wi-Fi hotspots.
“Honda owners are some of the most loyal customers in the world and we’re pleased to support them by helping create an even better travel experience with unlimited data2 for their vehicles,” said Joe Mosele, AT&T VP of Internet of Things Solutions. “By accessing the internet through AT&T’s wireless network, passengers now can enjoy all of their content and endless entertainment on the go.”