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Geordies text from underground
New way to make tube journeys substantially worse
Mobile network O2 is offering subscribers in Newcastle the chance to send text messages from underground.
O2 is working with Newcastle Metro, the city's underground network, on what it claims is the first commercial rollout of an underground texting service
in the UK.
The sytems goes live today and uses micro cells on
platforms to pick up mobile phone signals.
The network overlaps with existing coverage and O2 claims service will be reliable and continuous. ®