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Tuesday, March 02, 2004

Mobiles going underground

Good move

This morning was a morning when I could have really done with mobiles working on the tube, as I was frantically trying to find out whether our office had been closed because of last night's murder (see below) and I had to make lots of calls to mobiles and have those familiar yet annoying half conversations with people as they were saying "just going into a tunnel" or rather "jst, g-ing ooh ell".

It appears that we might have mobile phones working underground by the end of the year. "
BBC London has learned that London Underground (LU) has been in negotiation with the four main mobile phone companies."

Expect to see many more of these signs

In a magnanimous comment the tube's Richard Squire said: "So many people have got mobile phones, we feel from a customer services point of view we're going to have to do this." Nice of them to be so thoughtful particularly if there's a nice little earner in it for them too. "The system could also make money for LU because Orange, O2, T-Mobile and Vodafone would have to rent the space the equipment occupies."

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