AT&T Unveils Embedded Global SIM for Use in Many Products
In addition, Audi drivers and AT&T customers who don't have Mobile Share Value plans for their mobile devices will now be able to buy a stand-alone 1GB monthly data package for $20 a month that will work in their cars, according to AT&T. The new services were announced by Audi on Sept. 10 as AT&T continues to expand its mobile offerings in the latest vehicles. The services will work in 2015 Audi models A3, S3 or Q3 that are equipped with Audi connect services, according to Audi. The AT&T Mobile Share Value Plan lets customers buy a monthly allotment of data to share among their connected devices. Back in January, AT&T and Audi had unveiled on-board 4G LTE service in the 2015 Audi A3 in the United States, according to Audi. Those data plans begin at $99 for a six-month plan with a data allotment of 5GB, and $499 for a 30-month plan with 30GB. The 4G LTE data plans are also available on the Audi S3 performance sedan. Beginning Oct. 1, owners of 2015 Audi A3, S3 and Q3 models who are not eligible for the Mobile Share Value data plan will be able to sign up for $20 monthly plans for $20 per month for 1GB of data per month in their vehicles.
In February, IBM and AT&T announced a new global alliance to develop products and services that help support the Internet of things. The companies are combining their analytic platforms, cloud and security technologies with privacy in mind to gain more insights on data collected from machines in a variety of industries. The new AT&T and IBM alliance will initially focus on creating new products and services aimed at city governments and midsize utilities.