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Eurotunnel passengers to be able to use mobiles under the Channel

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Mobile phones will no longer be off limits to Eurotunnel passengers

Eurotunnel passengers will soon be able to make phone calls and use the internet on their mobiles - under the Channel.

In a world first, Eurotunnel will install a phone and internet system 330 feet below sea level in time for the Olympics.

People will be able to use their devices for the full length of the 33-mile tunnel.

The installation of 2G and 3G systems, which will cost £11.6million, was agreed by Eurotunnel and French telecoms operators today.

Jacques Gounon, chairman and chief executive officer of Eurotunnel, said: "Eurotunnel, the vital link between the UK and France, is proud to commit to this investment which will enable the connection of peoples, nations and cultures in this time of instant communications.

"Eurotunnel is sure that enabling mobile communications from below the waves will be an attraction for many customers."

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