iZettle, which offers a service that can turn smartphones and tablets into credit card terminals, has partnered with Eurostar.
The high-speed train service is now using iZettle devices to accept payments from passengers who want to upgrade after they’ve started their journey.
Podcast - 2nd October 2013
Today's podcast starts with a gentle warning to app developers from the Office of Fair Trading.
We then move on to Amazon's new tablets, HTC's sale of its Beats Electronics stake, Twitter's emergency alerts, UK government plans to improve mobile broadband on trains, customer complaints and the growth in adult content for mobile devices.
The UK government has announced plans for faster and better mobile broadband connections on railway journeys.
Mobile signal on the busiest parts of the rail network will be improved by upgrading Network Rail’s existing infrastructure and installing new ‘Mobile Communications Gateway’ equipment on trains.
Nomad Digital, which specialises in providing wireless communications for buses and trains, has been chosen to install Eurostar’s new e320 fleet with WiFi for passengers.
It’s been contracted by Siemens to provide WiFi on ten new trains before they’re delivered.
Mobile transport ticketing specialist Masabi has developed an all-in-one ticket app for rail operator First Great Western.
Customers can download the mobile application to a compatible smartphone or tablet and buy tickets for use with any UK train operator.