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London's free WiFi extends to taxis

300 cabs will offer free WiFi connectivity
Wed Jul 04 2012, 16:31
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LONDONDERS will soon be able to connect to the web wherever they go, as a taxi firm has announced the arrival of free WiFi connectivity in all of its cars.

Greentomatocars, London's second largest minicab service, has announced that from tomorrow all of its 300 cars will offer passengers free WiFi connectivity - making it the first cab company in Europe to do so.

The firm told The INQUIRER that the web connectivity will be powered by individual SIM cards in each cab, enabling download speeds of up to 7.2Mbit/s and upload speeds of up to 2Mbit/s. Passengers travelling with the company simply need to use the password ilovefreewifi to access the service.

"London has long been recognised as a hub for technological innovation. In 2008 it was named the WiFi capital of the world and in 2012 I think it would be fair to say it's now the free WiFi capital," said Greentomatocars founder Jonny Goldstone

"You don't have to work in the technology industry to see the importance of connectivity. With free in-car WiFi we are able to offer our customers the access they need to stay connected." µ

 

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