iPhones to work on the Glasgow Subway (underground)

Fuzzy14

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According to this story on the Beeb, O2 is introducing coverage onto the Glasgow Subway (what we call our underground railway.)

Any other cities operate underground/metro systems with mobile phone coverage?
 

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That's a good idea, actually, having it in a few major stations. It means you won't get jabbering idiots on the whole underground journey, but you can 'check in' on emails and texts as you go through that station. A bit like on the tube, as you go through an overground bit. :)

I love the Glasgow subway, just as an entirely geeky aside :D
 

Fuzzy14

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also implies its not limited to iPhones too..

but good news nonetheless..
Indeed, but I was trying to make it relevant to MR!
It says Wi-Fi too so laptops will work, although with maximum 6 minutes between trains and only 15 minutes to do the circle not sure how much use you'll get out of it!

Also not sure if other mobiles (like my Virgin/T-mobile) will work.

There were talking about introducing mobile coverage (along with FM radio) under the Clyde Tunnel, I tried phoning my pal one day (hands free of course :p) and it worked all the way through so maybe there's no need.
 

pol0001

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In all major German cities with Subways or partly underground running City-Trains (S-Bahn) you have complete GSM and mostly 3G coverage.
 

t0mat0

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Darn - missed it was the glasgow subway - and was wondering if TFL had actually got it's act together and sorted something out. With the long commutes in the london tube, a 3G signal would be very useful.
 

sibruk

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No, it would be bloody awful. Sitting in a confined space, being subjected to somebody yammering on about drivel at the top of their voices. No thanks.
 

Small White Car

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In Washington DC, Verizon has the exclusive deal for that. (Started in 1997.)

So no iPhones, although this may change in a year or so. They're currently negotiating with other carriers.
 

barkomatic

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In NYC there is no service on the trains nor in most of the stations. A few stations have it though I don't think its because the station is wired but rather close enough to the surface to pick up a signal from outside.

I personally hope the subways themselves NEVER get any type of wireless service as I'd have to hear loud-mouthed conversations in very confined spaces my whole trip. Ugh.

Service in the stations would be ok since I could call the boss if my train was heavily delayed. :)