The Cloud partners with Arqiva to bring the first 3G and Wi-Fi network to a UK underground transport system

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Have you ever wished you could tweet about that crazy passanger spinning the crystal ball on his index finger, update facebook, or check your email while on the tube? Well thanks to Europe’s larges mobile Wi-Fi provider the Cloud and Arqiva, this has just been made a reality for commuters in Glasgow.

Today the successful launch of 3g and Wi-Fi services on the Glasgow Subway was announced. The service is the first of its kind in the UK, and will provide connectivity in all 15 stations and on the subway platforms. Unfortunately, it doesn’t sound as though you will be able to stay connected while in the actual carrage, but this may be a good thing. After all would you really want to be stuck next to a bunch of kids watching youtube videos on your commute home?

The Cloud will offer every commuter the first 15 minutes of Wi-Fi, for free. After this you will need to buy minutes on a Pay as you Go basis. Like all Cloud Wi-Fi spots O2 iPhone users can connect for free.

LauraScott