AT&T has joined with General Motors' OnStar unit to install Long-Term Evolution technology into a broad range of models starting this year with the 2015 fleet, the automaker announced in a major win for the carrier that has aggressively wooed the connected car business. "The excitement is you're taking a car and turning it into a smartphone with four wheels," said AT&T's Glenn Lurie. Embedding LTE into vehicles opens up new options for center console screens and backseat-video watching.

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