Is it one way so people on their way home
cant phone their friends and tell them not to bother?
Channel Tunnel passengers heading to the UK will get mobile coverage, but those heading abroad will remain incommunicado until the British operators get their act together. French operators Bouygues Telecom and Orange SFR have agreed a deal with Eurotunnel to extend both networks into the northbound track, but despite starting …
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They could grant a three month trial to Three or they should just sign up a few of the low-rent MVNOs like Tesco Mobile. If Three had coverage somewhere no one else did then it would be comic, although I think the roaming agreement with Three would complicate things with EE.
Added bonus that it will scare the crap out of the major networks enough to get them to agree.
Get Eurotunnel to tell the British operators to get stuffed for being a bunch of abject, squabbling tossers and hand the other side to the froggy networks too.
Then the UK operators can cry in perpetuity over all the roaming terminations that they're not getting from non-UK travellers and have hours of fun explaining to their local customers that the reason said customers are getting screwed both ways is due to their own monumental incompetance.
The wages of sin are death. The wages of stupidity are being given the shaft....
Well I suppose it would be handy if one were stuck in the tunnel for any length of time. I can't see that being a good reason for all this fuss, though. For normal cases the length of time in the tunnel is so short that I wonder what sort of fucked-up lifestyles the passengers have if they can't cope with being disconnected.
A "leaky" cable is a cable that leaks RF. It has slots in it to allow a precisely controlled amount of RF out (and in) - think of it as the radio equivalent of a soaker hose in your garden. You put it on the inside of the tunnel where the people are (and the air is), not the outside where the fishes and water are.
Have they considered the fact that, while each bore of the tunnel is normally used in one direction, they are both bi-directionally signalled and there are two crossovers within the tunnel that allow trains to switch between them.
This feature was used extensively when repairing the fire damage down there, but I believe it is also occasionally used when engineering work needs to be carried out on one section of the tunnel.
This could result in passengers hopping from French networks, to English networks to French networks again (and vv) without warning!