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Budget renters tune into good times with SIRIUS XM
Parsippany, N.J. Sep 14, 2010 -

Why miss the Major League Baseball® pennant races when you’re traveling? Prefer auto racing, college sports or a wide array of music genres? Then tune in to more than 170 channels of programming from SIRIUS XM with a new Dock & Play radio available with your next Budget rental.

The new Dock & Play radio, compatible with almost all Budget vehicles, offers renters the "XM Everything" package, including every Major League Baseball game, play-by-play from the NHL® and NBA, PGA TOUR® events, auto racing, college sports and more; commercial-free music in every genre, featuring a broad array of 24/7 artist-branded music channels such as The Grateful Dead Channel, Eminem’s Shade 45, Jimmy Buffett’s Radio Margaritaville, “Little Steven” Van Zandt’s Underground Garage and Outlaw Country channels, B.B. King’s Bluesville, Willie Nelson’s Willie’s Place, Elvis® Radio and Siriusly Sinatra; the biggest names in entertainment, including Oprah Winfrey, Rosie O’Donnell, Barbara Walters, Jamie Foxx, Bob Edwards, and Opie & Anthony; news from Fox News, CNN, CNBC and the BBC; comedy and kids’ programming, plus traffic and weather information.

“Since the SIRIUS XM unit works with almost all vehicles in the Budget fleet, renters will be able to root for their home team or enjoy the service’s premium music and entertainment channels when they travel. It’s the perfect way to tune into a good time when on the road,” said Michael Caron, vice president of product and program development for Avis Budget Group, parent company of Budget.

The SIRIUS XM Radio service is rolling out at major airports in Albuquerque, Baltimore, Boise, Boston, Chicago, Colorado Springs, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, Ore., Providence, Salt Lake City, San Diego and Washington, D.C. The service is also available at select Budget off-airport locations.

The devices are available for rent for $4.99 per day or $20.00 per week. Devices are subject to availability and some vehicles may not be equipped with an auxiliary input, which is required to use the device. Customers should request the service/equipped vehicle at the counter or call the Budget reservation center at 1-800-BUDGET-7.

For more information, visit www.budget.com/xmblast.

About Budget

Budget is one of the world’s best-known car rental brands with approximately 2,700 locations in more than 120 countries.  Budget is owned by Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NYSE: CAR), which operates and franchises the brand throughout the world.  For further information, visit www.budget.com.

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