Some Rogers Customers Can Now Have Wi-Fi in Their Cars

Published July 19, 2017 at 10:02 pm


If your car isn’t one of the quarter of cars on Canadian roads with Wi-Fi, you might be pleased to know that now, there’s a device that can bridge the gap.

Rogers recently launched the first connected car device for cars in Canada that have no Wi-Fi or connectivity features.

Customers that are part of Rogers’s Share Everything plan can now keep their cars connected.

If you’re on a Share Everything plan, with the device, you can track your car’s location and set alerts to monitor your speed, turn your car into a Wi-Fi hotspot, diagnose car trouble, get maintenance reminders, and be alerted of disturbances, like being hit while parked.

As everywhere and everyone seems to be connected to Wi-Fi now, this seems like quite a handy idea.

“Consumers are looking for more ways to stay connected wherever they are. Of the 24 million cars on Canada’s roads today, over three-quarters don’t have Wi-Fi or any connectivity features,” said Leroy Williams, Vice-President, Rogers Communications.

So, how does the feature work?

The Rogers Smart Drive device is compatible with most vehicles built after 1996 and simply plugs into the car’s On Board Diagnostic (OBD-II) port.

“Now, customers can access information about their car and family member location right at their fingertips no matter where they are. By simply checking the Rogers Smart Drive app, they can know their elderly parent is getting safely to the grocery store or why the ‘check engine’ light turned on. This is the ultimate connected experience for your car,” Williams said.

Customers can purchase the device for $99 on a two-year term and add it to their Share Everything plan for $15 per month, plus they get a 1 GB bonus of shareable data for 12 months.

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