TELUS Drive+ Connected Car System Launches, ZTE Unit $0 on 2-Year Term

Last month Telus announced Drive+, its new car connected service for customers, which operates via a partnership with Vancouver-based Mojio, using a ZTE unit which plugs into a vehicle’s OBD-II port. The service was slated to launch this fall, and as of today it’s available nationwide.

Screenshot 2017 10 02 10 33 27

Telus Drive+ will allow users to track your car’s location, driving behaviour and set speed alerts, while also sending you notifications regarding diagnostics and car health. The ZTE unit also acts as a Wi-Fi hotspot for up to 5 devices in your car. A companion Telus Drive+ iOS app has yet to hit the App Store.

“We are excited to launch TELUS Drive+ and the Connected Car category on Canada’s largest and fastest network,” said Rob Currie, Vice President, Mobile Devices at TELUS, in a press release. “The Drive+ offering allows us to provide customers with important driving safety features, vehicle diagnostics and convenient connectivity for passengers.”

The ZTE unit is available for $0 on a two-year term (normally $200) and comes with a 15-day money back guarantee. The Telus Drive+ service will require a $15 per month plan which adds 1GB of shareable data to your Telus SharePlus or Your Choice plan.

YouTube video

Telus says most cars from 1996 or newer should be compatible with Drive+, as they have an OBD-II port.

Rogers offers a similar service called Smart Drive, also powered by Mojio, which launched earlier this summer.

P.S. - Like our news? Support the site with a coffee/beer. Or shop with our Amazon link. We use affiliate links when possible--thank you for supporting independent media.