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Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Mobiles Underground

Argh!

The Evening Standard lead story today (early editions) is that all tube stations are to get mobile coverage 'within three years'. So the last bastion of peace and quiet away from the crazy frog will be no more... Once again - I repeat - "Argh!"

This is London - Mobiles on the tube


Actually, I've just found the BBC news website running this story here about it (from last week) which also additionally talks about one station being used next year as a test - and it will have wireless internet access as well. Anyone know which station that might be?

Update from Annie

Damn I was just about to blog this when Geoff had beaten me to it. However if The Standard had read the Torygraph they could have used the following headlines

COMMUTERS SAY NO TO CRAZY FROG HELL ON THE TUBE

or

PHONEY PHONE FIBS FAVOUR MOBILE MANIA

Apparently according to the Sunday Telegraph only 14% of commuters questioned were in favour of mobile phones at all stations and not the "inflated" 83% which tube bosses gave to the phone companies so they'd invest in the operation. Perhaps there were two surveys? Who knows (or cares really - as you can do anything you like with statistics and you only need a couple of thousand people to reply to a survey to make it valid)?


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