London’s iconic Taxis have become the latest of the capital’s transport modes to offer passengers free WiFi.
WiFi is already available on the London Overground and Tube networks, allowing passengers to stay in touch and keep up to date with travel updates and breaking news while on the move.
Now 40 of the capital’s cab fleet have been fitted with a state-of-the-art MiFi wireless router offering the very latest super-fast 4G speeds.
The routers have been installed by mobile network EE, the UK’s first 4G network and owners of the T-Mobile and Orange brands in the UK.
Announcing the three-month initiative, the firm’s Spencer McHugh said: “The first motorised black cabs hit the streets in 1901, nearly 70 years before the first smartphone was available to consumers, now we are bringing this icon of British transport into the 21st century with a 4G make-over.
“We hope this trial will demonstrate the benefits of a superior online experience as users can browse, download, catch up on emails, Tweet and check Facebook literally at the speed of light. We can’t make taxi journeys any faster but we can certainly speed up people’s smartphones!”