BMW i4

BMW and T-Mobile create first 5G enabled cars in US

Available now for $20 per month to post-paid customers

BMW and T-Mobile have created the first-ever 5G connected cars in the US, debuting the 2022 BMW iX and i4 models which now work with the company’s 5G network which will be available to drivers for a subscription fee of $20 per month.

Available now, the all-new 2022 BMW iX and i4 come T-Mobile 5G ready with unlimited 5G data to turn your car into a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot and connect all your in-car devices, and unlimited voice calling. .

Available now for $20 per month to post-paid customers, T-Mobile Magenta Drive for BMW can turn any qualified BMW vehicle into a Wi-Fi hotspot over 5G — to enable blazing fast data and Wi-Fi, as well as voice calls on T-Mobile’s nationwide network.

Magenta Drive for BMW gives customers unlimited 5G hotspot data so passengers can go online to their heart’s content. Additionally, passengers will get a stronger, more stable cellular signal than before — as well as higher throughput for 5G in-car data and Wi-Fi — thanks to advanced antenna systems in the all-new BMW iX and i4.

“In 2019 we lit up the first nationwide 5G network, and today we mark another milestone that builds on our 5G leadership,” said Callie Field, President, T-Mobile Business Group.

“In another 5G first, we’ve delivered America’s first 5G connected cars, and we’re honoured to do it together with BMW, who entrust their vehicles’ connectivity to T-Mobile.”

The mobile network went on to claim that users able “up to connect up to 10 devices at a time” in their vehicle and “download content” with limitless data.

For a standalone 5G hotspot, T-Mobile are reportedly charging $336 for the upfront cost of the 5G device, plus an additional monthly fee of $50 for 100GB of data, whereas BMW are offering unlimited 5G data for just $20 a month.