Volkswagen Car Net Carrier of Choice with Verizon & T Mobile
Volkswagen of America Inc announced its offering through wireless providers Verizon and T-Mobile in launching Carrier of Choice in late September. Volkswagen is the first automaker partnering with both Verizon and T-Mobile to offer customers the flexibility to choose from multiple wireless providers to enable Car-Net’s in-vehicle Wi-Fi hotspot. VW owners and passengers no longer need to use up their mobile phone data for in-vehicle entertainment, they can currently purchase unlimited data through Verizon or T-Mobile for their car via Car-Net Hotspot. Adding a car to an existing Verizon or T-Mobile account is simple. Customers can visit carnet.vw.com or download the Car-Net mobile app to select their mobile wireless provider, verify their account and pair it with their existing Volkswagen Car-Net subscription in a matter of minutes.
Since its debut for the 2014 model year, Volkswagen Car-Net has allowed Volkswagen owners to get connected to their vehicles. For the 2020 model year, Car-Net moved into the next generation of integration, with an updated mobile app, a long list of no-charge services for five years available on most models, and new subscription options. The suite of connected car features—remote access, parking information, and more—is all at their fingertips via their iPhone® or AndroidTM smartphone.
With the introduction of Carrier of Choice, drivers have increased flexibility to customize their own digital content through VW Car-Net and stream directly through phones, tablets and other personal devices. Car-Net Hotspot allows passengers to access the internet with up to four connected devices simultaneously, including compatible tablets, smartphones, laptops, gaming devices, and more at 4G LTE-enabled speed. Verizon Wireless or T-Mobile customers with an existing mobile data plan can simply add their Volkswagen vehicle as a new line item to their existing monthly bill; non-Verizon or T-Mobile customers can set up an unlimited plan for $20/month, plus any applicable taxes and fees.