Hertz to Offer High-Speed Internet Access at Airport Locations Nationwide
- Hertz Joins Wayport's Wi-Fi World™ Wireless High Speed Internet Access -
The Hertz Corporation announces the introduction of wireless, high-speed internet access in more than 50 major airport locations nationwide during the first quarter of 2005. In a preliminary agreement with Wayport, one of the world's largest providers of Wi-Fi wireless and high-speed internet access, customers at certain Hertz airport locations will be able to connect to the internet from inside the Hertz facility as well as from the #1 Club Gold rental area. Locations to receive the service include major airports in California, Florida, Texas, New York, Illinois and Pennsylvania.
"Once again, Hertz is setting the standard in the car rental industry, providing a service not yet available through other car rental companies," commented Claude Burgess, Senior Vice President, Technology and e-Business for Hertz. "We're pleased to offer another 'Hertz First' in providing customers high-speed wireless internet access, often viewed as an essential part of today's mobile lifestyle."
When accessing the internet, a co-branded Hertz/Wayport welcome page will be displayed and customers who are members of Wayport's Wi-Fi World™ will be able to use the service as part of Wayport's standard package. Other customers have the option of purchasing a one time connection for use at the Hertz location for a minimal fee. In addition, customers will be able to use Wayport's extensive nationwide network of Wi-Fi hot spots at hotels, airports and McDonald's® restaurants. Hertz NeverLost™, the industry leading in-car satellite navigation system, will have a listing of all Wayport Wi-Fi locations and will be able to provide directions to the closest Wayport Wi-Fi location.
The agreement between The Hertz Corporation and Wayport is subject to definitive legal documentation and customary conditions.
For more information or reservations, call Hertz toll-free at 1-800-654-3131 or visit the company on the web at http://www.hertz.com/.
Hertz operates from approximately 7200 locations in more than 150 countries worldwide.
SOURCE: The Hertz Corporation
CONTACT: Paula R. Stifter of Hertz, +1-201-307-2824
Web site: http://www.hertz.com/
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