One of the most important telecom companies in the United States, Verizon announced it will introduce a new service called Verizon Vehicle. The new service provides drivers with wireless connectivity and other digital services inside their cars.
Verizon developed the new service for the millions of older cars that are still in use and do not have wireless technology. The new Verizon Vehicle service will offer the drivers features like car monitoring, roadside assistance and other helpful on-road services.
The new Verizon Vehicle service costs $14.99 a month and those interested in the service have to sign a two-year contract. Verizon announced that the new service for cars will be launched on April 10.
Erik Goldman, the President of Verizon Telematics explained their new service saying that Verizon wants to provide its customers innovative services and technologies that can help people connect with each other, inspire them and help them solve challenges.
Goldman added that Verizon Vehicle is a unique service that was designed for more than 200 million cars that are on the American roads today. He said that the new service will help the American drivers know when the car has a problem and will announce the driver before a breakdown happens. Goldman said that with the new Verizon Vehicle service, the drivers can enjoy a smarter, safer and a more economical way of driving and maintaining their cars.
Another Verizon representative, Will Power, compares Verizon Vehicle with having a personal mechanic that looks under the hood of the car every time one drives
The new Verizon Vehicle service will be compatible with more than 9,000 vehicle models and the users have to plug it into the On-Board Diagnostics port and use an OBD reader in their vehicles. This will give the reader access to the car’s status and information on different car components.
The driver can have access to the information through different mediums like voice call, text message and via email.
Also, the users can access all the information they need by installing the Verizon Vehicle app on their smartphones that can work on iOS and Android devices.
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