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Hertz Launches Mobile Wi-Fi Service In Italy

Leading car rental company teams with Wind Mobile to offer high speed internet on-the-go for up to eight devices

LONDON, Nov. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ) and Wind Mobile have launched a Mobile Wi-Fi service in Italy for Hertz car rental customers. The move follows the success of Hertz's Mobile Wi-Fi offerings in the UK, Spain and the Canary Islands, Australia and New Zealand.

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A pocket sized device, Hertz Mobile Wi-Fi enables customers to enjoy fully secure 24/7 internet connectivity anywhere in Italy. Thanks to the mobile network provided by Wind, Hertz customers can browse at high speed (up to 21 Mbps) with unlimited data traffic for downloading and uploading. Customers can connect up to eight devices at the same time, such as smartphones, tablets, notebooks, and mini game consoles.

They can also considerably reduce the cost of calls and texts thanks to some popular and free mobile apps available on Google Play and Apple stores, as well as get all the benefits of an "always on" internet connection during their holiday or business trip. Hertz Mobile Wi-Fi is easily rechargeable in the car by USB and also through a mobile charger provided at the time of rental.

The Hertz Mobile Wi-Fi service is currently available from the Hertz locations in Rome Fiumicino, Milan Malpensa, Bergamo Airport, Pisa Airport and Catania Airport. In the next few months, the device will also be available for rental in other Italian locations and airports. For the first 7 days, the unit rental is 8 euros a day (plus VAT and airport taxes), for a maximum charge of 56 euros (plus VAT and airport taxes).

Further information about Mobile Wi-Fi in Italy can be obtained from www.hertz.it.

About Hertz

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 www.hertz.it

Hertz Press Contacts


Alexis Darby

Ketchum Pleon

T: +44 (0) 20 7611 3764

E: alexis.darby@ketchumpleon.com

Luke Campbell

Ketchum Pleon

T: +44 (0) 207 611 3735

E: luke.campbell@ketchumpleon.com

About Wind

Wind is one of the few European telephone service providers offering integrated mobile, landline and Internet services. In Italy, it's the third largest mobile network operator with 21.2 million customers (data updated on 30th June 2012) and the largest alternative operator in the landline market, with 3.19 million customers using its telephone service and 2.24 million using its broadband services.

For more information www.windgroup.it

Wind Press Contacts


Marcella Voza

Wind Group

T: +39 06 83113700

E: marcella.voza@mail.wind.it


SOURCE The Hertz Corporation

 

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