Verizon expands the Hum lineup with new app, features and product tiers to make driving safer, smarter and more connected
ATLANTA, March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — With the launch of an expanded Hum product lineup, driving experiences can be made safer, smarter and more connected by choosing the Hum that’s right for them. For the first time, Hum customers can choose between three options, including the premium HumX service, which includes a brand-new Wi-Fi hot spot capability, premium hardware and a new mobile app. Interested consumers can find more information about the HumX device at Hum.com and they can also purchase it from Verizon Wireless stores starting tomorrow – March 23. The new Hum app can be downloaded from Google Play and the App Store for both current and new customers.
The HumX premium hardware package contains a 4G LTE OBD-II device and a stainless-steel Bluetooth® speaker that clips to a car’s visor. The speaker supports HD voice for optimal audio quality and has LED touch icons for contacting Hum customer support functions such as roadside assistance, mechanics’ hotline and emergency assistance. The HumX Wi-Fi hot spot capability allows up to 10 devices to stream content over the nation’s largest & most reliable 4G LTE network. HumX will also launch with an enhanced vehicle location feature that allows users to visualize their vehicle moving on a map.
The standard Hum offering, including the core set of Hum features like auto health and diagnostics, driving history, boundary and speed alerts, and vehicle location, will now be known as Hum+. Also launching tomorrow is a free app that allows consumers to access some of Hum’s basic features, or giving them the option of upgrading to either Hum+ or HumX.
All three Hum tiers launching on March 23 will include two brand-new service features:
- Safety Score calculates driving behavior on factors such as braking, cornering, acceleration and phone handling while driving. Safety Score also provides the driver with tips about safe driving.
- Navigation provides turn-by-turn voice-guided directions, search by location name or address, and multiple route options based on estimated trip time and level of traffic congestion.
Customers can try out the two new features in the brand-new free Hum app, simply called Hum, by downloading the app from Google Play or the App store and creating a free account, which will also provide access to a wide range of retail, dining, service and travel discounts.
“Whether you’re enjoying the premium HumX with Wi-Fi hot spot, utilizing core features with Hum+ or introducing yourself to Hum with the free app, you can now feel more connected than ever,” said Michael Maddux, director of product at Verizon Telematics. “It’s the ideal platform for people who want to know more about their vehicle’s performance, improve their driving, or have peace of mind knowing they can reach Hum’s 24/7 roadside assistance at the press of a button.”
Hum is compatible with more than 150 million passenger vehicles, 1996 and newer on the road today. For pricing and information, please visit a Verizon Wireless retail store or www.hum.com.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York City, has a diverse workforce of 160,900 and generated nearly $126 billion in 2016 revenues. Verizon operates America’s most reliable wireless network, with 114.2 million retail connections nationwide. The company also provides communications and entertainment services over mobile broadband and the nation’s premier all-fiber network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers worldwide.
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Weber Shandwick for Verizon Telematics
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SOURCE Verizon Telematics