Batelco offers Wi-Fi for taxi passengers
Manama, January 22, 2014
Batelco, a leading telecom service provider in Bahrain, is now offering 4G LTE Wi-Fi for passengers travelling in Arabian Taxis for the first time in the region.
The system exclusively turns 3G and 4G mobile connectivity into a Wi-Fi hotspot for passengers, a statement said.
Batelco has signed a partnership deal with Arabian Taxi Company to benefit their passengers by providing Wi-Fi in all Arabian Taxi Radio Cabs.
Passengers arriving at Bahrain International Airport, or just taking a taxi at a mall or other locations in Bahrain will now be able to enjoy Batelco’s free Wi-Fi 4G LTE mobile broadband on board during their taxi journeys.
To use the service, passengers can connect to the Wi-Fi network and ask the driver for the password to get connected to Batelco’s 4G MiFi. Customers can connect to Batelco’s 4G/LTE Wi-Fi using laptops, smartphones, tablets, and other enabled devices while on the move.
Batelco general manager Consumer Division Muna Al Hashemi said: “This is a completely new idea for residents and visitors in Bahrain and delivered by Batelco in response to the demand for everyone to be in touch 24/7, regardless of location. We anticipate that the service will prove to be very popular. This innovative service comes as part of the various innovative services provided by Batelco in line with the biggest 4G network in the kingdom.”
“Wi-Fi Taxi customers can book a Cab by calling Arabian Taxi’s office to enjoy the service. Each taxi driver will provide the passenger with the Wi-Fi password allowing the passenger to enjoy browsing, streaming, gaming and much more,” added Al Hashemi. – TradeArabia News Service