Mind the WAP! Glasgow Subway is to be the first underground transport system to let you browse the Web as The Cloud and Arqiva install Wi-Fi.
The new wireless Web connection will be free to all users for the first 15 minutes, then charged on a pay as you go basis.
O2 offers access to The Cloud's public hotspots as part of some of its phone packages, including selecteddeals. O2 has been responsible for Glaswegian passengers announcing "Hello? I'm on the Subway! The Subway! Aye!" since late 2008, when 3G signal was installed on the network known as the Clockwork Orange.
Like most commuters, we're ambivalent about voice calling on the train -- as if we don't have enough to put up with without one-sided conversations shouted in our ears. But Internet access on the underground is a great idea, and as London-dwellers and Web addicts, we can't wait to be down in the Tube station on Wi-Fi.
London mayor stuck in the tunnels for several years now.is reportedly pushing the phone networks to finally bring the Internet's to the Tube in time for the 2012 Olympics, an idea that's been
Sadly, the Wi-Fi only works on Glasgow's platforms and not in the tunnels, but it does allow you to look up where you're going or check your email as you wait for the next train. The Wi-Fying Scotsman can also make a quick free call via VoIP services like, or Apple's . Here's hoping there aren't any signal failures.
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