LONDON, October 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Leading car rental company offers internet on-the-go for customers renting Hertz vehicles from Madrid-Barajas Airport
Hertz Spain has launched a mobile Wi-Fi service for customers at Madrid Airport (Barajas) in a car rental industry first for the nation. With this service, customers will be able to enjoy 24/7 internet connectivity anywhere in Spain. The launch builds on the success of the company's mobile Wi-Fi program in the Canary Islands, UK, Australia and New Zealand.
Available from 10 euros per day, the new 3G portable units can also help customers reduce global roaming data charges and the daily charges which can apply for internet access in many hotel rooms.
Telephone calling costs also can be heavily reduced by using Skype through the mobile Wi-Fi connection, and applications such as Facebook or online news can be accessed without huge data charges.
As part of its continued commitment to innovation, Hertz has partnered with Vodafone provide the mobile Wi-Fi service. The portable unit allows up to five devices to be connected to the internet at the same time, including smartphones, computers, tablets, and games consoles. The device provides fully secure connections to the internet, along with the leading HSPA+ Dual Carrier coverage provided by Vodafone.
The battery-powered Wi-Fi units offer up to four hours of mobile usage, fast speeds and a daily data limit of up to 21.6 Mbps data download and 5.7 Mbps bandwidth, depending on the Vodafone network coverage. They can be recharged from a standard power outlet or in a car while on the road.
The service is offered from Hertz's locations at Terminals 1 and 4 of the Madrid-Barajas Airport. For the first 9 days, the unit rental is 10 euros a day, and for rentals from 10 - 30 days, the rental is a maximum of 90 euros.
For further information can be obtained from http://www.hertz.es.
Hertz is the world's largest general use car rental company, operating from over 8,650 corporate locations in 150 countries worldwide. Hertz is in its 93rd year of delivering quality car rental solutions to leisure and corporate customers. Product and service innovations such as Hertz #1 Club Gold, Worldwide Online Check-in, specially designed NeverLost® satellite navigation systems, and unique cars offered through the company's Prestige, Family, Fun/Adrenaline and Green Collections, set Hertz apart from the competition. For more information please go to http://www.hertz.com