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Broadband access for Virgin train passengers

Broadband access for Virgin train passengers

Category: Broadband

Updated: 30/04/2009
First Published: 30/04/2009

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Consumers travelling on Virgin Trains are to be offered broadband internet access through a new arrangement with T-Mobile.

The mobile operator revealed that the service will be available on the 52 Pendolino trains on the West Coast Main Line.

And it will not be limited to T-Mobile customers, as any passenger will be able to purchase the HotSpot passes through Wi-Fi enabled devices - although those those travelling in first class will receive access for free.

Richard Warmsley, head of internet and entertainment at T-Mobile UK, said: "As the popularity of mobile broadband continues to soar, we want to do everything we can to offer people access to the internet wherever they are."

Plans are in place to add the service to Virgin's 21 Super Voyager trains later in the year.

Last week, T-Mobile announced a 'pay once' offer for BlackBerry customers that will see them provided with unlimited email and internet access after a one-off payment.

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