Phone Coverage On Tube A Step Closer

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 89 months ago
Phone Coverage On Tube A Step Closer

phonetube_190910.jpg Boris Johnson has, according to the Sunday Telegraph, "bash[ed] heads together in the mobile phone industry" to make operators work together and share the huge costs of getting phone coverage on the tube. The plans, which have been off and on again more times than an ancient PC, are being pushed forward to be ready in time for the Olympics. The Mayor, presumably sick of the free market following its normal course - yes, we're sure that's it - personally intervened to stop the prevaricating. At least when cutbacks to tube upgrades mean we're stuck in tunnels more, we'll be able to tell our friends where we are. (Image / chutney bannister)

Last Updated 19 September 2010

BrigadierCrispbread

Hmm...that'll go a long way to improving the travelling experience - braying fools and obnoxious ringtones!

djhworld

Is having a phone signal really that important to people for a journey that mostly lasts less than 30 minutes.

It's also taking away that precious 'I was on the tube, you'll understand' excuse for people who want some solace from the torment of their blackberry.

Lewis

I don't really see the point. If you want to cross town with a mobile signal get the bus! Tubes are too noisy to have a conversation on a phone anyway (90-100dB on my Central Line trip), so it's only data/SMS that would actually be usable.