East Coast on-board wi-fi

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    Bunnahabhain
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    Does this use the overhead wires? It seems to effectively cut out just as the wires end north of Edinburgh!


    NTarrant
    Participant

    Wouldn’t have thought so, as east Midlands and FGW have it and they don’t have wires. I think it is all GPS, it is on buses and coaches.


    Bucksnet
    Participant

    GPS is the Global Positioning System – not an internet transmission network.


    NTarrant
    Participant

    Indeed, wrong term, but why do I get internet on my Blackberry when it says GPS rather than 3G?


    Bunnahabhain
    Participant

    I think it ultimately runs on some kind of mobile network, as the strength of the wifi signal does seem to mirror your cellular one wherever the train is. The crew seem to be familiar with the question!

    Comes down to the old north of Edinburgh issue – aka the proverbial north of Watford, just true! Guess I should count myself lucky EC still exists this side of the divide. I liked the spin on the proposed axe of cross-border services north of Edin as it becoming a hub!


    Bucksnet
    Participant

    GPRS – General Packet Radio Service, basically packet switched data on 2G networks.


    NIRscot
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    Of course, Vodafone owes its existence to British Rail, as Racal Vodafone was borne out of British Rails telecommunciations network.

    I think.


    Bucksnet
    Participant

    NIRscot, move the apostrophe from it’s to Rails before VK scolds you!


    NIRscot
    Participant

    *whistle’s*

    I mean *whistles*


    NIRscot
    Participant

    Thanks for the heads – up. I don’t know how that happened! I actually take pictures of badly placed apostrophes.

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