Bahrain telecom service provider, Batelco, has signed a partnership deal with Arabian Taxi Company to offer WiFi in all Arabian Taxi Radio Cabs for the first time in the region.
As a statement stated, the system exclusively turns 3G and 4G mobile connectivity into a WiFi hotspot for passengers.
To utilize the Batelco’s free WiFi 4G LTE mobile broadband on board during their taxi journeys, passengers must request the password from the driver so that the passengers can connect to Batelco’s 4g MiFi, using their laptops, smartphones, tablets, or other enabled devices while on the move.
“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. WiFi 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 W-Fi password allowing the passenger to enjoy browsing, streaming, gaming and much more,” said Muna Al Hashemi, Batelco General Manager Consumer Division.
Source: Trade Arabia News