Ford announced a new gadget in the month of January and it will be tested in a pilot program with adding connected purpose component to old cars. The Smart Link plugged into the OBD-II (On-Board Diagnostic-II) port and works as a 4G WiFi hotspot with various features. Now, the company has released it to the public. The Ford vehicles model year 2010-17 will not come with modems, but it can be purchased to use. Third parties such as Samsung, Verizon, and T-Mobile have already sold these dongles. It is important that Ford is now releasing its own version since they seemingly learn more regarding their vehicles. It has been presented for some of the other features of Smart Link, such as granting smart-phone control for existing key dongle features, vehicle location tracking, vehicle fitness, and security alerts.
But, these amazing features will not be available for free. You should pay 17 U.S dollars per month with a 2-year commitment. Point to be noted that you should also pay the cost of installation in getting a Smart Link in your vehicle. It comes from Verizon 4G LTE with a 30-day trial or 1GB usage, whichever comes first. It will turn your vehicle into a WiFi hotspot, so if you need to keep using it, you should add the service to their account with the telecom and you can also register a new one. Interested people will be able to get a Smart Link at Ford dealerships and it will be started during mid-2018.