Airstream and AT&T Team Up to Offer 4G LTE Connectivity for Any Airstream
New aftermarket solution enables Airstream owners to stay connected in more places than ever
(JACKSON CENTER, OH) – (February 19, 2019) – Airstream, maker of the iconic “silver bullet” travel trailer, and AT&T have joined forces to offer the more 4G LTE data plans specifically designed for any Airstream vehicle.
The two companies already enable 2019 Airstream Classic travel trailers with embedded 4G LTE connectivity for Wi-Fi hotspots and more. Now, with Airstream Connected, any Airstream travel trailer or touring coach on the road today can add this feature to stay connected in the great outdoors with AT&T data plans.
The premium solution includes an external, high-gain roof-mounted antenna, mobile router, and an embedded GPS locator. Customers also can easily manage connectivity settings, use integrated arrival and departure checklists, and connect with Airstream technical support — all through the intuitive Airstream Connected mobile app.
“Our owners view their Airstream as a home-away-from-home and connectivity is part of so many households today,” said Airstream President and CEO Bob Wheeler. “Solving for this in a mobile environment brings the flexibility to stay connected with family and friends, offers increased peace of mind, and provides the ability to work from anywhere. We’re thrilled to collaborate with AT&T to revolutionize the camping experience for every Airstream owner.”
“With IoT connectivity, we’re making it easier for people to stay connected and bring the conveniences of home to just about anywhere,” said Chris Penrose, President, IoT Solutions, AT&T. “Recreational vehicles are the next frontier for connected vehicles, bringing with them a whole new audience. We’re pleased to continue our exclusive relationship to provide connectivity for the most iconic RV manufacturer.”
Research shows that when campers have a reliable connection to the internet, they stay longer in the great outdoors and venture out more frequently.
Airstream Connected is offered exclusively through Airstream’s United States dealer network and requires professional installation. MSRP for the Airstream Connected Hardware is $999.00. Installation, taxes, and data plans additional.
Airstream, manufacturer of the iconic “silver bullet” Airstream® travel trailer, is the longest-tenured recreational vehicle manufacturer in the world. The company’s mission, as set forth by founder Wally Byam, is to create well-designed, high-quality products that allow people to follow their dreams and explore the world in home-like comfort.
A steadfast commitment to Byam’s credo, “Let’s not make changes, let’s only make improvements,” has made the aluminum Airstream travel trailer a timeless classic. An unwavering focus on innovation keeps the company at the forefront of technology and customer experience in both the towable and motorized sectors.
Airstream is based in Jackson Center, Ohio, where a team of skilled craftspeople hand builds each travel trailer and upfits every Mercedes-Benz(R) touring coach, adding daily to the brand’s reputation for quality and innovation.
For more information, please visit Airstream.com, call 877-596-6111 or mail us at Airstream, Inc., 419 West Pike Street, P.O. Box 629, Jackson Center, Ohio 45334.
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Airstream, Inc. is a subsidiary of Elkhart, IN-based THOR Industries, Inc. (NYSE: THO). THOR is the sole owner of operating subsidiaries that, combined, represent the world’s largest manufacturer of recreational vehicles. For more information on THOR Industries and its products, please go to thorindustries.com.
THOR Industries recognizes the environmental, social, and governance risks and opportunities presented by climate change. With our recent commitment to ‘Business Ambition for 1.5°C’, the THOR Family of Companies is taking bold actions to address climate change by committing to be carbon net-neutral by 2050, with an interim target of 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. Airstream, RV’s most iconic brand, has consistently focused on sustainable efforts so it’s natural they are the first in the industry to offer an initiative allowing consumers to participate in carbon sequestering directly. We are excited to support Airstream’s ‘Caravan to Carbon Neutral’ campaign, an important step toward THOR’s carbon net-neutral future.