The London Underground, commonly known as the Tube, will be getting Wi-Fi. There will be a six-month trial period beginning on November 1 at the Charing Cross station.
Why, all of a sudden, is the Tube getting Wi-Fi? It’s BT’s move to try to get mobile phones working underground. On the surface that sounds awful, I imagine most people will merely use it browse the Web or send text messages or whatever.
Besides, who uses their phone as a phone anymore? Certainly not young people.
Wi-Fi access will be free to all BT customers.
The overall hope is to make London something of a Wi-Fi hotspot in time for the 2012 Olympics.
2012 Olympics! Jeez!