2011 Subaru Outback offers 3G Wi-Fi access

2011 Subaru Outback

Subaru has announced that it is now the latest automaker to offer Wi-Fi connectivity in its vehicles. The offering will start with the 2011 Subaru Outback crossover with the company’s new Subaru Mobile Internet system.

The system creates a Wi-Fi hotspot inside the Outback giving internet access to 10 or more users for up to 150 feet around the vehicle.

“Operating on the 3G network and working with all Wi-Fi enabled devices, Subaru Mobile Internet provides users a safe, fully encrypted connection with download speeds averaging 400kbps-1.2mbps,” Subaru said in a statement. “This uninterrupted Wi-Fi capability is designed for passenger access while the Outback is in motion.”

Power by Autonet Mobile, the world’s first in-car internet service provider, the option comes as a dealer-installed accessory for $499 plus a $35 activation 5. A one-year subscription will run you $29 per month, with the first three months of service offered for free.

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– By: Stephen Calogera