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People travelling on Glasgow's subway network could soon be using their mobile phones underground.
O2 has announced that a service to provide network coverage on the subway system will be in place by the end of the year, with mobile reception set to allow people to send texts and even make low cost international calls while on the commute home.
A multi-user distribution antenna system is set to be installed in five Glasgow stations, the Times reports.
An O2 spokesman commented that the development could pave the way for the technology in other cities' subways, including London Underground.
"We're looking at how successful it will be. There is every chance we will extend it to the complete network at some point in the coming years.
"There is no reason why this could not be done in other underground networks around the country."
Phone use is already available on Japan's underground system, while a recent survey suggested that 56 per cent of London's commuters would use their phones on the Tube if it was possible.
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