Hertz Expands Mobile Wi-Fi Service in Europe

The Hertz Corp. has launched its mobile Wi-Fi hotspot service at 24 Hertz locations in Germany and has 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, according to Hertz.

Michel Taride, group president of 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, cafe or car. ..."

Depending on the destination, five to eight devices (such as laptops, tablets, smartphones and games consoles) can be connected to Hertz mobile Wi-Fi hotspot service simultaneously. For an average price of just 10 euros ($13) per day, the portable Wi-Fi units can also help customers avoid Internet access fees that may apply in hotels or other areas, according to Hertz. In addition, the units can be recharged by USB or chargers provided by Hertz.

Here are some examples of locations where European customers can receive Hertz mobile Wi-Fi hotspot service:

  • German airports: Berlin Schonefeld, Berlin Tegel, Cologne, Dresden, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich
  • German downtowns: Berlin, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart
  • Italian airports: Florence, Milan Linate, Naples, Pisa, Rome Ciampino, Rome Fiumicino, Venice
  • Spanish airports: Alicante, Barcelona, Bilbao, Gerona, Madrid, Malaga Airport, San Sebastian
  • Spanish downtowns: Barcelona Railway Station, Madrid Delicias, Malaga Railway Station, Seville Railway Station

According to Hertz, the offer is subject to availability at time of pickup and is for use within the country where originally rented. One-way rentals are not included.

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