If you are frequently on the road for business, you know what a struggle it is to find internet hot spots one the road.
Avis Rent a Car has a solution: Bring the internet to your car.
For $10.95 a day, Avis is renting a portable wireless Internet router that broadcasts a signal to any and all laptops in your car.
The lightweight router plugs into a car’s cigarette lighter and any wall outlet.
The service is being marketed as Avis Connect and has been offered in airports around the country. Avis introduced its mobile Internet service May 14 at San Francisco International Airport. It’s also available at airports in San Jose, Fort Lauderdale, Newark, and at LaGuardia in New York. Avis counters at the Los Angeles and Miami airports will get the Internet boxes in the next few weeks.
At this time, Avis is the only rental car carrier offering such a service.