We do know that the summer Olympics are about to kick off in London very, very soon, and if you are heading there for the celebrations, then you might be interested to know that you need not be behind on your email when you hail a taxi there – simply because Greentomatocars, the second largest minicab service in London, has announced that its fleet of 300 cars will offer free Wi-Fi connectivity to its passengers. This is definitely a milestone, as would make Greentomatocars the first taxi company in Europe to offer such a service.

How will the internet connection be made available? Well, individual SIM cards in each taxi will allow one to achieve theoretical download speeds of up to 7.2Mbps, with 2Mbps upload speeds. Granted, real life performance is definitely not going to hit such speeds, but at least it gives you a rough idea of the potential. Just use the password ilovefreewifi to access the service, and you are good to go. Checking your email might mean less talk with the cabbie though…

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