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On the ball car hire firms want to rent tablets

by on08 May 2015

Someone has a use for them

Car hire outfit Avis and Budget Car Rental thinks that there are people who want to hire keyboardless netbooks.



According to the companies Tablets available for rent include wall chargers and car chargers.

Customers will also benefit from 4G LTE network coverage. They will be offered International Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology for placing and transmitting telephone calls and texts over an IP network. Tablets will come pre-loaded with 60 credits per day, which equates to 30 minutes of international calling or 60 minutes of domestic calling.

Text messages are charged at a rate of one credit per text. Additional credits are available for purchase. Wi-Fi hotspot for up to five devices with unlimited data. Advanced navigation with voice-activated turn-by-turn directions.
As you would expect there are entertainment options such as a language translator, so you can understand Texans and a camera, internet access, with the usual apps.

Joe Ferraro, president, Americas, Avis Budget Group said that staying connected while on the road can be a challenge, especially when you're traveling internationally and you have to contend with overages and roaming charges.

"Our tablet rentals make it easy, convenient and more affordable for travelers to stay connected. It's another way that we 'put the customer first' to deliver products and services that enhance the travel experience."


The tablets are available for rent at $21.99 per day at Avis and Budget rental facilities at the nation's top airports, including Atlanta, Boston,

Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Honolulu, Houston, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Maui, Miami, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Francisco, San Jose, Tampa and Washington, D.C. The tablets are also available at select off-airport locations.

While he is right about the roaming problems, and it is handy to have a good map programme we cant see people paying that much for something they might already have on their phablet .  Sorting out global roaming is not that expensive compared to $21 a day.

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