Avis to Make In-Car Internet Available
Car rental company Avis said Monday that it will provide its customers with a service called Avis Connect, which allows multiple computers to connect to the Internet wirelessly from any location, including within the car. Service would be provided at a rate of $10.95 per day, and would initially be offered at airport locations in San Jose, Oakland, Los Angeles and Newark.
The device was produced by Autonet Mobile, which plugs into the cigarette lighter and runs on 1xRTT and EVDO cellular networks. The cellular data service itself is supplied by an agreement with Verizon Wireless, but all customer support is handled by Autonet. Autonet also plans to market the service independently for $399 USD for the router and $49.95 USD per month for data service, it said.