SmarTone has installed its HSDPA mobile broadband service in 100 taxis around Hong Kong. Sounds like a fun novelty for those extended rides, provided you have your laptop with you! Hopefully this will be more conspicuous than the Octopus card taxi payment experiment!
(Hong Kong, 8 March 2007) SmarTone-Vodafone today made available the world’s first Mobile
Broadband in taxis, offering customers first-hand trial experience of its Mobile Broadband service
free of charge while on the go in Hong Kong.
Passengers can simply plug their laptops into the USB modem while they ride in one of these
taxis, and SmarTone-Vodafone Mobile Broadband will enable them to enjoy free web browsing,
email access and downloads via Hong Kong’s first and best HSDPA network. Customers can
enjoy this super fast broadband connection everywhere in Hong Kong.
For more detailed information, you can refer to this PDF press release.