How to Make the Most of Your OnStar Wi-Fi Hotspot

Posted on March 6, 2017

Two college-age girls sitting in the back of a vehicle using an iPad together.

Traveling with OnStar’s in-vehicle Wi-Fi® hotspot1 means the connectivity you enjoy at home doesn’t have to be left behind when you’re out on the road. Your passengers can stream movies and television, download games, surf the web, post on social media, and even video chat or create a video blog, all while on the go.  

To help you hit the ground running, we’ve put together some tips and answered common questions about how to use your OnStar Wi-Fi hotspot. Check out these short videos to quickly feel the confidence of traveling well connected.

Ready to try it for yourself? Push your blue OnStar button and ask an Advisor to start your trial or add data to your existing plan, or visit

Time for some FAQs:

Q. Where can I use it?

A. Almost anywhere! Check out our coverage map for specifics.

Q. How strong is the signal?

A. The Wi-Fi hotspot provides access to a 4G LTE connection (pssst: it’s more powerful than your smartphone or mobile hotspot).

Q. Why is this better than using my phone?

A. Other than the more powerful connection? Well, because your vehicle powers it, you don’t have to recharge your phone. Plus, you can connect a laptop or tablet for a bigger screen, and you aren’t reliant on cell service.

Q. How many devices can connect at once?

A. Up to seven devices can use your in-vehicle Wi-Fi hotspot at the same time.

Q. How much is the data?

A. We offer a number of different plans depending on how much data you’ll need. Check out our plans and pricing.


  1. Available Wi-Fi requires compatible mobile device, active OnStar service and data plan. Data plans provided by AT&T. Visit for details and system limitations.