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Avis Bringing WiFi to Their Rental Cars

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The worst part about renting a car, besides the cigarette stink and high cost, is the fact that you can't surf the web while driving around in it. I guess. I mean, I never have an urge to surf the web while driving, but I guess I just don't have a big enough desire to get into an accident.

Anyhow, Avis is sticking WiFi hotspots provided by a company called AutoNet into their rental cars starting in March, allowing porn addicts to get their fix on the go for an extra $11 per day. The hotspots will get their signal from cell towers, providing speeds of 400 kbps to 1 mbps — faster than dial-up but slower than most DSL connections. Nothing you'd want to torrent a season of Battlestar Galactica with, but certainly speedy enough for emailing your buddies to say "Guess where I sent this from?!"

Seems like there are few times when being patient enough to get to your hotel wouldn't be the smarter choice, but who are we to question progress?


International Herald Tribune [via The Raw Feed]