Avis Rent A Car System is offering customers a wireless Internet service to use in its rented cars, hotel rooms and other places a traveler might go.
The new Avis Connect service, priced at $10.95 per day, can transmit a Wi-Fi signal to multiple laptops and other mobile devices at the same time.
The service is provided with a portable device developed by Autonet Mobile that gets its Internet connection from a cell phone network. The company declined to disclose which one, though the cellular technology involved suggests that it is being provided by either Verizon Wireless or Sprint Nextel Corp.
The service debuts Monday at San Francisco International Airport and will continue to roll out in the coming weeks in San Jose, Calif., Los Angeles and Newark, N.J.
In the third quarter, it will be available in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Miami, New York, San Diego and Seattle.