Hertz Expands Mobile Wi-Fi Service in Europe
LONDON, Aug. 8, 2013
- Hertz customers get Internet-on-the-go with new Mobile Wi-Fi in Germany and
expanded service in Italy and Spain
LONDON, Aug.8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ) the
world's largest general use car rental brand, has launched its mobile Wi-Fi
hotspot service at 24 Hertz locations in Germany and expanded the offering to
additional branches across Spain and Italy. Bookable in advance, the portable
service provides customers with fast, reliable and fixed-cost internet
connection on the move with no roaming charges.
Michel Taride, Group President, Hertz International, said: "The mobile Wi-Fi
hotspot service provides our customers and their passengers the freedom to
connect to the Internet from anywhere within the country they are traveling in
– such as hotel, café or car. The innovative service is yet another way for
Hertz to ensure that customers enjoy a high value vehicle rental experience."
Five to eight devices such as laptops, tablets, smartphones and games consoles
can be connected to Hertz mobile Wi-Fi hotspot service simultaneously,
depending on the destination. Customers will enjoy unlimited data (3GB in
Spain) and a surfing speed of up to 21Mbps. For an average price of just 10
euros(US$ 13) per day, the portable Wi-Fi units can also help customers avoid
internet access fees that may apply in their hotels or other areas. In
addition, the units can be recharged by USB or chargers provided by Hertz.
For business travellers, the pocket-sized mobile Wi-Fi hotspot device enables
email connections and ongoing contact with the office, customers or family at
home. The service also makes it easy for leisure travelers to stay in touch
with friends and family, providing the ability to upload photos or videos or
to converse via Skype or similar, while also allowing multiple users to
connect at the same time.
The locations where the Hertz mobile Wi-Fi hotspot service can be obtained
*Germany airports - Berlin Schönefeld, Berlin Tegel, Cologne, Dresden,
Düsseldorf, Frankfurt Hahn, Hamburg, Hannover, Leipzig, Memmingen, Munich,
Nuremberg, Stuttgart, and Weeze
*Germany downtown - Berlin, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg,
Munich, and Stuttgart
*Italy airports - Alghero, Bari, Bergamo, Cagliari, Catania, Florence,
Milan Linate, Milan Malpensa, Naples, Olbia, Palermo, Pisa, Rome Ciampino,
Rome Fiumicino,Turin, Venice and Verona.
*Spain airports - Alicante, Barcelona, Bilbao, Gerona, Madrid, Málaga
Airport, San Sebastián, Santander, Seville, and Valencia.
*Spain downtown - Barcelona Railway Station, Madrid Delicias, Málaga
Railway Station, and Seville Railway Station
Hertz also offers a Mobile Wi-Fi service in Australia, New Zealand and the
Canary Islands. Service features may vary depending on the country.
Customers can find out more information or book via their Hertz country
website or by contacting the Hertz call center of their country or at the
The offer subject to availability at time of pickup and is for use within the
country where originally rented. One-way rentals are not included.
Hertz Press Contact Nicola HanleyKetchumT: +44 (0) 207 611 3597E:
Notes to editors
The Hertz Corporation ( www.hertz.co.uk ) operates its car rental business
through the Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty brands from approximately 10,400
corporate, licensee and franchisee locations in North America, Europe, Latin
America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and New Zealand. Hertz is
the largest worldwide airport general use car rental brand, operating from
approximately 8,800 corporate and licensee locations in 150 countries. Hertz
is the number one airport car rental brand in the U.S. and at 111 major
airports in Europe. Dollar and Thrifty have approximately 1,580 corporate and
franchisee locations in 80 countries.
Hertz is in its 95th year of delivering quality car rental solutions to
leisure and corporate customers. Product and service innovations such as Hertz
Gold Plus Rewards, specially designed NeverLost® satellite navigation systems,
and unique cars offered through the company's Prestige, Family, Fun and Green
Collections, set Hertz apart from the competition.
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