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Old September 27th, 2010, 01:31 PM   #1421
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Old September 27th, 2010, 01:59 PM   #1422
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Most of the time it's nearly impossible to talk to the person next to you on the tube let alone have a conversation on the phone without bellowing.

The worst is probably the JLE between North Greenwich and Canada Water, it's so loud as to actually be deafening.
I'd say Victoria line is worse. I don't use it very often but when I do I get scared that it may derail because of vibration and noise which sounds extremely horrific.
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Old September 27th, 2010, 04:47 PM   #1423
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I believe most people don't make calls down there, it would be pretty useful for texting though.
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Old September 28th, 2010, 01:25 PM   #1424
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Yeah, my main use for a mobile signal on the Underground would be to browse the internet via 3G. Silent and completely harmless.

Mobile phones have been turning from plain phones into miniature computers over the last few years, so the whole "Phones are bad because people will scream annoying conversations into them" idea really needs to go.

And like the others have said, plenty of other modes of transit(buses, main line trains, even the Tube itself outside the tunnels) have reliable phone reception and yet don't explode into the Phone Apocalypse like some people here seem to assume.
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Old September 28th, 2010, 08:39 PM   #1425
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I think articles just have to mention the other side of the argument. Like, mobile coverage is good but there might be disadvantages. They have to write about both sides to please everyone.
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Old October 1st, 2010, 01:02 AM   #1426
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Old October 1st, 2010, 04:36 PM   #1427
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Old October 1st, 2010, 11:50 PM   #1428
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Just my luck, the strike happens the day I arrive in the UK and have to cross London.

Thankfully there are enough alternatives that it isn't a huge problem, but it's an extra expense and headache after a long flight.
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Old October 2nd, 2010, 01:00 AM   #1429
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Just my luck, the strike happens the day I arrive in the UK and have to cross London.

Thankfully there are enough alternatives that it isn't a huge problem, but it's an extra expense and headache after a long flight.
Where from / to?
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Old October 2nd, 2010, 05:30 AM   #1430
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Old October 2nd, 2010, 06:47 PM   #1431
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Old October 3rd, 2010, 12:08 AM   #1432
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Heathrow Terminal 4 to Liverpool Street.

Alternatively, Paddington to Liverpool Street if I decide to take the Heathrow Express.
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Old October 3rd, 2010, 01:36 AM   #1433
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Mobile phones on the tube? I remember them rejecting a plan for that years ago because of "security issues" it was something about remote detinating an explosive device.
I think it would be a good idea if your'e stuck in a tunnel and the train has stopped, then you can contact someone waiting for you so they dont worry about anything.
However I was recently subjected to an hours worth of listening to a woman shouting about a rather messy ending to her job down the phone on a train going up north which makes me glad LU dosent have a phone signal.
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Old October 3rd, 2010, 06:37 AM   #1434
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Mobile phones on the tube? I remember them rejecting a plan for that years ago because of "security issues" it was something about remote detinating an explosive device.
I think it would be a good idea if your'e stuck in a tunnel and the train has stopped, then you can contact someone waiting for you so they dont worry about anything.
However I was recently subjected to an hours worth of listening to a woman shouting about a rather messy ending to her job down the phone on a train going up north which makes me glad LU dosent have a phone signal.
Tube trains also make loads of noise. Wat about withdrawing them all and walking on foot instead? Should make good sense to those wo are worried about noise generated by mobile phone users.
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Old October 3rd, 2010, 08:37 PM   #1435
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Heathrow Terminal 4 to Liverpool Street.

Alternatively, Paddington to Liverpool Street if I decide to take the Heathrow Express.
I strongly advise getting the HEX tomorrow.

After Paddington, you might be stuffed tube-wise. Worst case, queue for the 205 bus at Paddington. It starts there so you will get on one eventually, and it goes straight to Liverpool St. Paddington Tube was closed last time, may well be again. Last time, with what was running / open, I'd have advised walking to Marylebone (where I'll be tomorrow ), then taking the Bakerloo to Embankment, changing onto the eastbound District, and getting off at whichever City station is open (Cannon St, Monument, Tower Hill) and walking to Liverpool St.

Get the HEX and check to see what's running / open when you get into Paddington.

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Old October 3rd, 2010, 08:40 PM   #1436
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Mobile phones on the tube? I remember them rejecting a plan for that years ago because of "security issues" it was something about remote detinating an explosive device.
That's rubbish. The Madrid bombs were detonated by mobiles, but it was the alarm clocks that were used as timers, and these do not need a signal to work so could be used underground currently.

There's enough people happy to die for the cause, as 7/7 showed, that arguably being able to use mobiles underground would have saved more lives than not.
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Old October 3rd, 2010, 09:12 PM   #1437
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I strongly advise getting the HEX tomorrow.
Don't forget the Connect train from Heathrow to Paddington. Costs about half the Express (£7.90 on Connect v £16.50/£18 on Express) and only takes an additional 10 minutes - especially as he is travelling from Terminal 4, so no transfer at T123.

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Old October 4th, 2010, 12:50 AM   #1439
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Heathrow Terminal 4 to Liverpool Street.

Alternatively, Paddington to Liverpool Street if I decide to take the Heathrow Express.
There is the bus route 490 which takes you from Heathrow Terminal 4 to Feltham station. From Feltham via Waterloo and London Bridge to Cannon Street by train. The distance from Cannon St to Liverpool St is walkable if you don't have too much luggage.
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Tube trains also make loads of noise. Wat about withdrawing them all and walking on foot instead? Should make good sense to those wo are worried about noise generated by mobile phone users.
I believe most people avoid making phone calls on the Tube and public transportation in general. There are always noises and people but it's good to be able to text and access the Internet.
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