AT&T and ZTE Mobley can turn any car into a WiFi hotspot

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If you have an old car and want to have a Wifi hotspot in your car, then there is something, which can fulfil your desire. AT&T and ZTE Mobley can turn any car into a WiFi hotspot, so you don’t need to buy any new car for that.

AT&T and ZTE Mobley
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What is Mobley?

The ZTE Mobley is a small plug-and-play device that can be simply inserted into your car’s OBD II port, which can be found in the majority of the cars manufactured after 1996. You don’t even need any external power source or on/off switch to control the device. WiFi hotspot will be instantly enabled when you plug it in your car. The Mobley is equipped with a Qualcomm MDM9215 processor and can provide 4G LTE-speed Internet access to up to 5 devices, such as smartphones, tabs, gaming consoles and laptops.

Lixin Cheng, CEO and Chairman of ZTE USA, said:

“We worked with AT&T to define, build and deliver a product that was both useful and affordable. Collaborating with like-minded organizations in the U.S. has brought innovative Wi-Fi products to market that fuels our success and industry evolution.”

How much will it cost to turn your car into a WiFi hotspot with AT&T and ZTE Mobley?

AT&T and ZTE Mobley can turn any car into a WiFi hotspot and if you are interested to buy the device, it will be available in AT&T stores and their website on September 11. The hotspot device will be available for free with a two-year contract or for $100 contract-free. AT&T customers can simply add the Mobley to their shared data account for $10. If you are not the company’s customer, you can easily sign up for a DataConnect plan for $30 for 3GB or $20 for 1GB.

Our views on the device:

Since most of the smartphones these days have their own data connections, they can be turned into a WiFi hotspot by turning on their tethering feature. You can alternatively have a portable LTE hotspot instead of AT&T and ZTE Mobley. According to us, it may be difficult for the device to attract customers; the rest depends on you guys, what you need? You can share your views in the comments section below.

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  1. This scares the crap out of me. A consumer device that plugs directly into the ODB II port. I hope it’s just connecting to a 12v line.

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