O2 customers on any of the five busiest platforms in the Glasgow subway system will have full access to mobile phone network 02 has announced.
O2 and telecoms firm Arqiva have installed radio network equipment, which will allow passengers on Glasgow's underground to use their mobile phones during their journeys.
A team of eight O2 ‘Angels’ gave away 2,000 tickets for the Glasgow underground as random acts of kindness O2 said.
The launch of the mobile network coincides with the busiest time of year for the Glasgow underground when Christmas shoppers and revellers are out in force.
The service, which was made available this week, has been installed in the five busiest stations - Buchanan Street, St Enoch, Govan, Partick and Hillhead - and gives O2 users the ability to make calls, text, email and surf the mobile web while on the platforms at these stations.
Derek McManus, O2 Chief Technology Officer, said: “We’re delighted Glasgow is leading the way with the launch of this new technology, particularly in time for the busy festive season. From today, shoppers in town will be able to phone or text friends and family about presents and meeting up, as well as arranging to meet for nights out or to alert family that that’s them on their way home.”
“The new technology will enable customers to make calls, send and receive text messages and access a host of data services while on the Subway platform. O2 continually strives to provide the best service for our customers, and today’s launch marks a first for the UK.”