Subaru is the latest car maker to offer a WiFi hotspot from Autonet Mobile, which is lately infiltrating the new car market one model at a time.
The hotspot is a dealer or port option on the 2011 Outback for $499 plus activation and subscription fees. It lets users connect up to 10 devices to the Internet for up to 150 feet around the vehicle. Users can stream Internet radio, check email, browse the web, etc. from devices like the iPad or iPod Touch.
Called Subaru Mobile Internet, the hotspot requires a one-time $35 activation fee and service fees of $29 per month.
Other car makers offering WiFi hotspots from Autonet Mobile are Chrysler, GM in the Cadillac and Volkswagen in the Routan. The 2011 Audi 8 also offers WiFi through a sim card as a factory option.