Buick Owners Score Free Wi-Fi During Ncaa® March Madness®

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Buick Owners Score Free Wi-Fi During Ncaa® March Madness®  Unlimited 4G LTE data and a new in-vehicle app from Buick allow fans to enjoy every basket from their vehicles

San Antonio — With a total of 130 men's and women's college basketball games played in less than a month, it can be difficult for fans to catch every second of the March Madness action. Starting on today, select owners1 of Buick vehicles can get a free month of 4G LTE Wi-Fi, enabled by AT&T, so they can catch the games almost anywhere they are2.

As a longstanding NCAA partner, Buick is excited to offer March Madness fans the ability to watch their teams while on the go, especially since viewers are increasingly turning to online streaming to watch the games. According to CBS, in 2017 March Madness live streaming views increased 33 percent year over year to a total of 22.4 million hours of live online viewing.

Buick also has created an exclusive NCAA Tournament app that allows drivers to easily listen to the games' live audio feeds. The new app will be available for the duration of the NCAA Tournament on Buick vehicles that come with the Shop icon on their infotainment system. The app requires an active Wi-Fi connection to use.

Buick Owners Score Free Wi-Fi During Ncaa® March Madness®  

'Since launching the unlimited data plan option during March Madness last year, we've seen monthly data usage increase more than 150 percent in our vehicles,' said Phil Brook, vice president, Buick and GMC Marketing. 'Buick owners live an active lifestyle and value staying connected. By offering a free month of unlimited in-vehicle Wi-Fi data to eligible customers during March Madness, we're helping ensure fans don't miss out on any of the excitement.'

The free unlimited data offer is available for current owners in the U.S. who have a vehicle equipped with an OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot3 and do not currently have an active data plan. To sign up for this limited time offer, Buick customers need to visit www.buick.com/hoops to enter their email and Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) between March 12-16.

Owners will be able to use an unlimited amount of 4G LTE data free for 30 days, which will take customers through the Division I women's and men's basketball championship games on April 1 and April 2, respectively.

Buick offers vehicles with a Wi-Fi hotspot for model year 15 and newer (model year 16 and newer for Enclave owners) as long as they've agreed to OnStar terms and conditions. For only $20 per month4, owners can get unlimited5 4G LTE Wi-Fi in order to connect up to seven mobile devices — including tablets, smartphones and laptops — to their Buick's Wi-Fi hotspot at one time.

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    In addition to the new NCAA Tournament app, Buick vehicles with Shop also include a handful of entertainment, news and music applications. An active Wi-Fi connection is required to download and use these in-vehicle apps.

    Buick is an international modern luxury brand offering vehicles with sculpted designs, luxurious interiors and thoughtful personal technologies, along with responsive-yet-efficient performance. Buick is attracting new customers with its portfolio of award-winning luxury models in North America and China. Learn more about Buick cars and crossovers at www.buick.com, on Twitter @buick, on Instagram, or at www.facebook.com/buick

    1 To be eligible owners must be based in the U.S., have an OnStar 4G LTE equipped vehicle and have agreed to the OnStar Terms and Conditions, but do not currently have an active data plan.

    2 Always pay careful attention to the road and do not drive distracted. Wi-Fi hotspot intended for passenger use only when vehicle is in operation.

    3 Visit onstar.com for vehicle availability, details and system limitations. Services and connectivity may vary by model and conditions. 4G LTE coverage not available everywhere.

    4 Plus applicable taxes and fees. Plan provides access to AT&T wireless data services for your equipped vehicle for 30 days. Eligible vehicle and data plan required. Auto-renewal: Plans automatically renew every 30 days unless cancelled. To cancel at any time, call 1-888-466-7827 or press the blue OnStar button in your vehicle or the advisor link in your mobile app. Monthly charges will automatically be billed by AT&T to credit cards on file on day 30 unless cancelled. Payments are non-refundable (subject to applicable law).

    5 After 22GB of data usage on vehicle Wi-Fi hotspot in a bill cycle, for the rest of the cycle AT&T may slow data speeds on vehicle Wi-Fi hotspot during periods of network congestion.

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