Rent from Avis and Get Your Own Mobile Wi-Fi Hot Spot

Avis Connect Service Launches in San Francisco

May 21, 2007, 01:00 ET from Avis Rent A Car System, LLC

    PARSIPPANY, N.J., May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Avis Rent A Car System, LLC
 today announced that it will bring portable Wi-Fi connectivity to the
 travel industry with the launch of its new Avis Connect service. Avis
 Connect enables travelers to enjoy broadband wireless Internet connectivity
 at all times and places during their travel, from airports to meetings to
 hotels, and everything in between. The opportunity to have portable
 connectivity throughout their trip is expected to enhance the productivity
 and convenience of Avis renters' travel.
     The first Avis Connect units will be available starting today at San
 Francisco International Airport and will be offered in the coming weeks at
 Avis airport locations in San Jose, Oakland, Los Angeles and Newark,
 followed in the third quarter at airport locations in Atlanta, Chicago,
 Dallas, Miami, New York, San Diego and Seattle. The cost of the Avis
 Connect service is $10.95 per day.
     "At Avis we continue to lead the industry in introducing products that
 make travel easier, smarter and more productive for both business and
 leisure travelers," said Mike Caron, vice president of product and program
 development for Avis Budget Group, parent of Avis. "Today, travelers are
 increasingly considering Internet access to be an important aspect of
 travel. With Avis Connect we are providing an easy-to-use service to help
 executives and families stay connected. This is just one of the many
 technological innovations, like our electronic toll collection services,
 that Avis is proud to introduce to the industry."
     Avis Connect was developed by Autonet Mobile exclusively for Avis. "The
 Avis Connect service allows multiple Wi-Fi enabled devices to connect to
 the Internet, giving business and leisure travelers unlimited access to
 data, music, games, chat and anything else they might like to access while
 they travel," said Sterling Pratz, CEO of Autonet Mobile. "Avis Connect
 service is simple to use and does not require any software or technical
 expertise. Anyone who has a Wi-Fi enabled laptop or device can simply log
 on and surf."
     Avis customers that utilize Avis Connect service do not need cellular
 data cards or special software loads to connect to wireless Internet
 devices. Avis Connect is compatible with all Wi-Fi enabled devices,
 including laptops, Ultra-Mobile PC handhelds and PDAs.
     For more information, visit Avis customers will be
 reminded at the time of rental that the service is not to be used by the
 driver while operating the vehicle. The service is intended to be used by
 passengers, when the vehicle is parked, or in locations other than the
 rental car.
     About Autonet Mobile
     Autonet Mobile is the world's first in-car Internet service provider.
 Autonet Mobile's patent pending TRU Technology enables seamless Internet
 connectivity so that passengers stay connected while driving. TRU
 Technology provides intelligent, dynamic automatic session management
 between high/low speed networks, producing a reliable user experience.
 Autonet Mobile ensures a secure, broadband-level connection to any
 Wi-Fi-enabled device within close proximity to the vehicle. Founded by a
 corporate executive and former race car driver, and leading network
 architect and designer, the company is dedicated to enhancing the in-car
 experience, and bringing a full, multimedia experience to the 200+ million
 cars on the road in the U.S. Reliable, secure and fast, Autonet Mobile is
 effective on more than 95 percent of roads in the U.S. The service turns
 the car into a secure mobile hotspot, allowing multiple Wi-Fi- enabled
 devices to connect, and giving consumers access to data, music, games,
 chat, and anything else they might like to access in their second home-the
 car. For more information, visit
     About Avis
     Avis Rent A Car System, LLC and its subsidiaries operate one of the
 world's leading car rental brands, providing business and leisure customers
 with a wide range of services at more than 2,100 locations in the United
 States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the Latin American / Caribbean
 region. Avis is one of the world's top brands for customer loyalty, ranking
 as the number one car rental company in the 2007 Brand Keys(R) Customer
 Loyalty Index. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Avis Budget
 Group, Inc. (NYSE:   CAR). For more information, visit

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