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T-Mobile WiFi to be available in Virgin Trains V.J. | , 2:28 p.m. April 28, 2009 2009-04-28

T-Mobile is to provide WiFi connectivity to passengers traveling with Virgin Trains. According to reports, passengers will be able to use the web while on-board, even when going through tunnels.

T-Mobile and Virgin Trains have come together to offer passengers traveling the West Coast Main Line of Britain wireless access, even when going through tunnels, the companies promise.

T-Mobile WiFi HotSpot service, which is being rolled out by Nomad Digital, will initially be available on Virgin’s 52 Italian titling ‘Pednolino’ trains, with 21 Super Voyager trains to follow by the end of the summer.

We’ve all had problems using out mobile phone’s online connectivity support while traveling with trains. However, as mobile phones could’ve been used, laptop WiFi services were inexistent.

Graham Leech, executive commercial director for Virgin Trains, said in a statement: “We’re always looking at ways to improve the travel experience for our passengers so we’re pleased to be able to answer their requests for access to the internet on our trains.

This also adds to the importance achieved by the Internet and the impact it has on our day to day life. However, first class customers will get free access, while the rest of passengers will need to buy their time. T-Mobile Mobile Broadband customers will get free access as well.

Unlimited T-Mobile HotSpot package is available for about 20 pounds per month, WiFi time can be also bought pay-as-you-go for 75 p for ten minutes, 5 pounds per hour or 10 pounds per day.

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