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I like Subaru cars quite a bit, I have two now actually.. and my last one was a Subaru as well, they are great cars, especially in Pittsburgh winters with their all-wheel drive. The 2011 model though of the Subaru Outback will have the option of Wi-Fi access for the passengers and anyone within 150 feet of the vehicle. The cost will be $500 for the unit plus $35 activation fee and then $29 per month for 3G wi-fi network access with speeds averaging 400kbps to 1.2mbps. You will get the first three months of access for free, but still that seems a bit on the expensive side to me, especially considering it’s only 3G and the differences in the access speeds is rather large.

Subaru of America announced today that it is now offering Wi-Fi connectivity for the award-winning 2011 Outback crossover SUV model. The new Subaru Mobile Internet 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.

Subaru Mobile Internet easily allows users to check email, surf the web or listen to Internet radio and even stream video and post to social networking sites. Outback passengers can check weather and traffic, download hiking trails, and even reserve a campsite while they’re on the road. Multiple passengers can simultaneously use the Wi-Fi connection for their separate devices, including Wi-Fi capable laptop computers, netbooks, smart phones, game controllers, plus the new iPad® and iPod® Touch models.

Subaru Mobile Internet technology is provided by Autonet Mobile, the world’s first in-car Internet service provider. The Wi-Fi service can be added as a port or dealer-installed accessory to any 2011 Subaru Outback for an MSRP of $499, plus a $35 activation fee. A one-year subscription at $29 per month is required, and Subaru is including the first three months of service for free. Comprehensive user support is included through joint Subaru and Autonet Mobile customer service resources. Subaru Mobile Internet is a Genuine Subaru Accessory and is covered under the Subaru of America warranty.

 

Web Site: http://www.subaru.com/