Working in co-operation with Vodafone, Virgin Trains is upgrading its fleet of carriages by adding 2G and 3G phone retransmitters which will boost the mobile signal and enable users to maintain an open phone line throughout their journey. The upgrade will be completed by November.
Virgin Trains did add a warning, however, that, when discussing business on trains, users should be cautious about openly discussing confidential and sensitive subjects in, what is effecitvely, still a public place. Of those questioned in a Virgin Train survey, 20% admitted discussing business critical subjects on the train and 15% admitted discussing confidential business details.
The real eyebrow raiser was that 26% of train users admitted to following-up business leads overhead in other people's conversations.
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