Thursday, 4 November 2010

London Underground Wi-Fi trial begins next week

ancy updating your Facebook status with “…is using Wi-Fi on the Tube LOL”? Well from next week you can do so without fibbing, because London Underground is switching on its first wireless hotspot next Monday, 1 November.

The six-month trial will include only one station – Charing Cross – and will deliver Wi-Fi access to anybody able to access the BT Openzone network. It won’t work on trains, but will be available in the ticket hall, and on the Northern and Bakerloo line platforms.

The idea behind the trial is to look at how Wi-Fi performs on the Underground, and also to observe the level of take-up among travellers. So what about you, London-dwelling readers? Do you plan on logging in while waiting for your next Tube, or do you treasure the brief respite from mobile phones and the like afforded by London Underground’s lack of connectivity? Let us know in the comments box below.
London Underground (via PC Pro)

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