EE launches free 4G service – but you have to find one of its cabs first!

Tried 4G yet? Well now you can even if you don’t have a 4G enabled mobile courtesy of EE’s new fleet of 4G-enabled taxis.

The network has given 50 cabs – 40 in London and 10 in Birmingham – a high tech makeover and kitted them out with a Mi-Fi wireless router that is harnessed to EE’s 4G network.

All passengers need do to experience 4G is connect wirelessly via Wi-Fi.

Spencer McHugh, Director of Brand, EE said: “The first motorised black cabs hit the streets in 1901, nearly 70 years before the first smartphone was available to consumers, now we are bringing this icon of British transport into the 21st century with a 4G make-over. We hope this trial will demonstrate the benefits of a superior online experience as users can browse, download, catch up on emails, Tweet and check Facebook literally at the speed of light. We can’t make taxi journeys any faster but we can certainly speed up people’s smartphones!”

The only downside is that the free 4G service will be available for three months..

Ashley Norris