Glasgow tube stations get O2 phone reception today

glasgow-underground.jpgThat nice gentleman up there has probably just fainted with delight, after discovering that today he’s able to use his O2 mobile on the tube in Glasgow.

We’ve known about it for a while, but today it begins. O2 has brought phone reception to the five busiest platforms on the Glasgow subway – Buchanan Street, St Enoch, Partick, Hillhead and Govan.

The move is just a trial, but if it goes well, then you can bet your bottom dollar, or pound, that it’ll show up in London, and any other subway systems around Britain. Get ready to ask loud people to shut up underground, as well as on buses and trains.

Are you in Glasgow and on O2? What’s the service like – perfect? Or a bit patchy? Let us know in the comments.

O2 Press release (via O2UKOfficial Twitter)

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By Duncan Geere | December 1st, 2008





Duncan GeereGlasgow tube stations get O2 phone reception today
  • p r

    This is the beginning of the second part of the beginning of the end

    • Duncan Geere

      Is there an epilogue?

  • shinychris

    So when is it coming to London? I thought it was going to happen, then we had 7/7 and suddenly the thought of being able to use mobiles underground didn’t seem such a good idea to the powers that be. Given that Glasgow hasn’t been immune to terrorism recently it seems these concerns have been overcome (or was it just money that persuaded Glasgow’s authorities, I really don’t know). Of course you can already get mobile reception underground at Heathrow, but I don’t think you can make calls anywhere else unless you are overground or on shallow parts of the district line etc. Personally I would love to be able to check emails on tube journeys though probably wouldn’t make/receive calls.

    • Duncan Geere

      Agreed – I’d love to be able to get on mobile internet on the tube, so I can read blogs, techmeme, etc. It’s one of the reasons why I prefer to travel by bus. I’m not so fussed about being able to make calls, but it’d be nice to have the option.