Vodafone have announced that they've begun installing mobile signal boosters on selected trains in the East Midlands.
27 Meridian trains all travelling to London are now being fitted with special equipment which will boost the mobile signal onboard. All of the carriages on trains leaving from Sheffield, Chesterfield, Derby, Nottingham, Leicester, Market Harborough, Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough with all benefit from the new signal boosters.
Vodafone are planning to complete the full programme early in 2013 and we hope this is just the first of many similar programmes across the UK. There is nothing more infuriating than not being able to make and receive calls while travelling and this should go some way to resolving the issue.
All of Meridian's London trains have WiFi access, but we presume you have to pay to access the service. The new mobile boosters will hopefully enable travellers to use their mobile data to access the internet , which will save them money and give them something to do while on the train.
As always 3G will be bringing you all the latest news related to mobile broadband and the mobile networks, so keep posted to stay up to date with all the latest developments !