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Dollar Rent A Car Launches Mobile App for Windows Phone

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Dollar Rent A Car Launches Mobile App for Windows Phone11:30 EDT Wednesday, October 24, 2012TULSA, Okla., Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dollar Rent A Car, a subsidiary of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE: DTG), today announced the launch of its app for Microsoft's Windows Phone. The Dollar Rent A Car app allows customers to quickly and easily make, modify or cancel reservations at Dollar locations worldwide while on the go.(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20020418/DRCLOGO) "We are very excited about the release of our Dollar Rent A Car app for Windows Phone," said Scott Thompson, Chairman, President and CEO, Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. "As more customers turn to reserving travel through their mobile devices, the new Windows Phone app aligns well with our strategy to make booking our cars as convenient as possible. Now, Dollar customers can reserve our rental cars through their Windows Phones from any location at any time."The unique Dollar Rent A Car app is customized for Windows Phone, built by the Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group team, migration.mobi and Microsoft. It is designed for Windows Phone's panoramic viewing, helping users easily navigate features and dive deeper into the application.The app allows users to search rental locations nearby and has the ability to alert them when they are within a predetermined range of a Dollar Rent A Car location. It also provides a selection of deals customers can choose from to begin their rental experiences. Additionally, the app securely stores existing reservations and customer details so that renters can view them at any time or reserve additional offerings such as a car seat or GPS.The Dollar Rent A Car app is available for free download from the Windows Phone Store.About Dollar Rent A CarTogether with its corporately-owned locations and those of its franchise owners, Dollar Rent A Car has approximately 570 locations in 61 countries including approximately 260 locations in the United States and Canada with a significant presence also in the Caribbean and Latin America. Dollar serves the value-conscious traveler and is a subsidiary of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc., headquartered in Tulsa, Okla.  For additional information, visit:  www.dollar.com or www.dtag.com.SOURCE Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc.For further information: Charlie Coniglio, VP, eCommerce. Global Distribution, Marketing and Advertising, +1-918-669-3087, Charlie.Coniglio@dtag.com