4G taxis come to London and Birmingham

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4G taxis come to London and Birmingham

Jennifer Scott

EE has announced a fleet of taxi cabs loaded with 4G connectivity.

The 50 Hackney Carriages, covered in the mobile operator’s branding, will be in operation with 40 in London and 10 in Birmingham.

Each cab will be fitted with a Mi-Fi wireless router and customers will need to send a text to get a unique code for logging on. This will then enable smartphone, tablet or laptop users to connect to a hotspot on EE’s 4G network on their journey.

The connections aren’t limited to EE customers and as it is the only network with 4G coverage, it will give users on other contracts the chance to test the speeds out.

“We can’t make taxi journeys any faster but we can certainly speed up people’s smartphones,” said Spencer McHugh, director of brand at EE.

The service will be free for a trial period of three months. There are currently no plans to extend it to further cities.


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