In an effort to push online reservations, during July Wyndham Hotels and Resorts offered free Motorola i836 walkie-talkie GPS-enabled cell phone to guests that booked online provided they activated a new line of service on the selected rate plan and commit to a two-year service agreement with Sprint Nextel. Wyndham ByRequest members are also eligible to receive the offer.
"With a long history of catering to the business traveler, we understand the need to be accessible and mobile when traveling and the Motorola i836 with GPS is the perfect solution," explains Kevin Rupert, Wyndham vice president of marketing and strategy. "Whether in the hotel or on the road, we are dedicated to offering our guests great value in addition to an exceptional experience. Now our guests will always know how to get where they need to be." The Motorola i836 walkie-talkie phone features the ability to connect instantly with up to 20 people nationwide; GPS technology for location-based services like turn-by-turn driving instructions from TeleNav; speakerphone, large contact list, Web and e-mail capability, color display, ringtones, applications and games.