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News Ford Brings 4G LTE, Other Features to Older Models

00:28  22 march  2018
00:28  22 march  2018 Source:   motortrend.com

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Ford Brings 4 G LTE , Other Features to Older Models This year, Ford will enable connectivity features such as 4 G LTE Wi-Fi and smartphone control on older

This year, Ford will enable connectivity features such as 4 G LTE Wi-Fi and smartphone control on older vehicles without modems. With the feature , drivers can lock the car doors, start the engine, and control other functions right from their smartphones. You can also access vehicle health, security

2016 Ford Explorer front end in motion© Motor Trend Staff 2016 Ford Explorer front end in motion This year, Ford will enable connectivity features such as 4G LTE Wi-Fi and smartphone control on older vehicles without modems. Dubbed FordPass SmartLink, the upgrade includes a device that plugs into the OBD II port below the steering wheel.

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Owners of 2010-2017 Ford vehicles are eligible for the upgrade. With the feature, drivers can lock the car doors, start the engine, and control other functions right from their smartphones. You can also access vehicle health, security, and location alerts. Wi-Fi connectivity is provided by Verizon, so you'll have to set up an account if you haven't already.

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This year, Ford will enable connectivity features such as 4 G LTE Wi-Fi and smartphone control on older vehicles without modems. Upgrading your older Ford with these connectivity features will require .99 a month, which covers the cost of the device, remote key fob capability, and vehicle

Ford SmartLink brings WiFi, LTE -connected features to older cars. in their older - model Ford vehicles to include a 4 G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, smartphone control of existing key fob features , vehicle health and security alerts, and vehicle Components of FordPass SmartLink include a Verizon 4 G LTE

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"Vehicle connectivity has improved at a rapid rate in recent years," said Frederiek Toney, president of Global Ford Customer Service Division, in a statement. "We believe offering an affordable way for our customers to upgrade their older-model vehicles to include more modern technology will improve their ownership experience for years to come."

  Ford Brings 4G LTE, Other Features to Older Models © Motor Trend Staff

Upgrading your older Ford with these connectivity features will require $16.99 a month, which covers the cost of the device, remote key fob capability, and vehicle alerts during a period of 24 months. Installation fees are not included, and neither is data. But those who sign up will receive a free trial of Verizon 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot with 30 days of data or 1 gigabyte, whichever comes first.

FordPass SmartLink will be available through Ford dealerships nationwide starting mid-2018. By the end of 2019, all new Ford vehicles sold in the U.S. will have 4G LTE connectivity.

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