Irish Rails, Free Wi-Fi Hotspot, European Roaming Internet

Are you looking for more places to access free Wi-Fi and use your VoIP app? You’re in luck: a new report from Silicon Republic delivers in the form of free Wi-Fi wireless internet on the Dublin, Ireland train system.

As of yesterday, passengers of the Irish Rail’s Commuter Fleet in Dublin City can access fast, reliable and free Wi-Fi Internet service while on board any train on the Kildare, Drogheda, Maynooth, Gorey and M3 Parkway lines.

“We are delighted to now be able to offer our commuter customers fast, reliable free Wi-Fi access as they travel,” Paul O’Kelly, marketing manager at Irish Rail, had said.

This denotes the availability of free Wireless Internet service – installed by provider FleetConnect — to all Irish Rail Commuter Fleet commuting customers while traveling across Dublin, Ireland. It also marks the accomplishment of the first phase of Irish Rail’s project to deliver free passenger Wi-Fi across all routes, whose main objective is providing an enhanced travel experience to all train passengers.

The quick adaptation of mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones has spurred the need for constant connectivity while traveling, whether it be for business or for leisure. Users of Skype and other mobile VoIP solutions know this to be true perhaps more than anyone.

As for Irish Rails’ next stage of the project, the company plans the installation of the Wi-Fi service on the DART fleet, which will take three months to complete.

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By Josh Robert Nay

Josh Robert Nay is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TruTower. He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2003 and specializes in GSM based technology. He also uses (too many) VoIP apps and is a long-time user of BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone. He adores anything having to do with space exploration and writing. In addition to the links below, he can be found on LinkedIn and can also be found on his website at