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For those looking for in car wifi in areas serviced by Rogers, they have a new wifi hotspot that plugs into your car's service port and can then join to your cellular data plan and provide wifi hotspot for $15 per month.

Not bad if you have a decent sharing plan with lots of data. Certainly better than Onstar data plans. Probably will work in the USA as well for $5 per day roam like home option.

It comes with a 1gb/month bonus for 12 months.

http://www.rogers.com/consumer/wireless/smart-drive?ipn=1

UNFORTUNATELY, THEY LIST THE VOLT AS NON-COMPATABLE. I like the idea,for my Encore though.
 

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We should consider ourselves lucky it doesn't work with the Volt. One of the most common causes of strange computer problems in ODBII equipped vehicles is poorly designed and built ODBII devices plugged into the car.

The automotive industry so far hasn't figured out how to build an "isolated" port for aftermarket devices. The ODBII port isn't isolated from the vehicle computers, either electronically or logically.
 

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That's a good option. No way am I paying for data on top of OnStar's already high fees.

The Pacifica Hybrid doesn't come with an app for vehicle tracking in Canada, so I'm signed up for this program from Fleetcarma:

http://chargethenorth.fleetcarma.com/

You get a free FleetCarma C2 with tracking. They don't actually have compatibility for the Pacifica yet, which is fine because I don't have my van yet, but they tell me it's "coming soon."

There should have more spots opening in the future.
 
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