Dollar Rent A Car Expands Wireless Services For Customers
Dollar.com Adds Internet-Ready Cell Phone and Pocket PC User Applications
Emily Gill, Dollar Rent A Car
Tulsa, Okla., August 29, 2003 - Dollar Rent A Car today announced customers can now not only book a vehicle directly through dollar.com from Personal Data Assistants (PDAs), but can also book a vehicle from Internet-ready cell phones and pocket PC’s.
Dollar is the first car rental company to launch wireless service accessibility of its Web site for wireless customers using cell phone and pocket PC devices. Customers can check rates, as well as make, cancel, view and modify reservations in minutes. Online help and e-mail support options are also available.
Cellular and pocket PC wireless customers can now access DOLLAR® reservations by logging onto mobile.dollar.com.
“We’re proud to be a leader in wireless application technology,” Charlie Coniglio, Staff Vice President, e-Commerce, says. “DOLLAR customers are becoming more technology-savvy than ever, booking our cars anywhere, anytime using wireless devices. We will continue looking at ways to improve technology to enhance our wireless customers’ reservation experience.”
Dollar built the wireless applications working with Microsoft® and the upcoming release of Visual Studio.NET, which will simplify the ability to create applications for wireless Internet capable devices.
About Dollar Rent A Car
Dollar Rent A Car, a subsidiary of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc., (NYSE: DTG), has approximately 430 worldwide locations in 26 countries, with a significant presence in Australia, Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America, including 260 locations in the United States. The company and its licensees have locations at most major airports across the nation, and a fleet of 78,000 vehicles. Through its alliance with Sixt rent a car, Dollar offers service in more than 25 additional countries covering Europe, the Middle East and Africa. DOLLAR worldwide headquarters is located in Tulsa, Okla. For additional information, the DOLLAR Web address is dollar.com.