US News selects Cellhire as its provider of mobile phones for G8 Summit

New York, NY, March 9, 2004 –, an informational website for G8 Summit attendees, has selected Cellhire USA to provide mobile phone rental service for the event taking place in June on Sea Island off the coast of Georgia, US.

Due to the varying technologies between countries and lack of roaming for many US wireless carriers, the majority of visitors to Sea Island will be unable to use their own mobile phone during their visit. By renting a phone from Cellhire, members can rest assured that they will stay in touch with family, colleagues and each other with no hassle. Attendees will also save money with reduced special event rates.

The G8 Summit, an annual event that brings together the President of the United States and 7 other international leaders to discuss current and world economic issues in an informal manner, takes place this year at Sea Island. This five-mile-long island is one of several private, resort islands off the coast of Georgia. It is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the east and separated from St. Simons Island by wide salt marshes on the west. It lies halfway between Savannah, Georgia and Jacksonville, Florida and is a one-hour drive from both cities’ international airports. The website,, provides useful local area information on attractions, accommodations, dining, shopping and recreational activities.

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Cellhire opens office in Cannes, France

Cellhire has recently opened a second French office (tenth worldwide) in Cannes, France. Cellhire’s French business has been based in Paris since 1998 and its growth in both the events and corporate sectors has enabled the division to expand even further.

Over the years, Cellhire has supplied mobile phone and data solutions to many prestigious events in the Cannes area including the Cannes Film Festival (Official Supplier since 1998), and the GSM World Congress (Official Supplier 2003). With a permanent base now just 4 kilometres from the Palais de Congress, Cellhire is now ideally situated to provide even more solutions to customers in the region.

‘Cellhire has always had a strong relationship with corporate customers and event organisers in the region and having a permanent presence in the area will enable Cellhire to build new relationships, as well as offering an even better service to existing customers.’ Aymeric Bouffard, Managing Director, Cellhire France.

2004 has already proven to be an exciting year for the Cellhire Events Team which will also be providing a range of mobile solutions at Euro 2004, Athens and the Tour de France. For further details, please visit the events page.