InLink kiosks for Belfast
InLink kiosks, which offers ultrafast public WiFi and free phone calls, will be installed in Belfast.
19:02 18 March 2019
Belfast is set to join a growing legion of UK cities to benefit from BT’s free InLink service. The state-of-the-art phone boxes, which have been previously installed in Cardiff, London and Glasgow, offers ultrafast public WiFi, free phone calls and better mobile shopping.
InLink service boxes are replacing existing payphones and offer more space on pavements. On average, one unit replaces two BT payphones.
Paul Murnaghan, BT’s Enterprise Division Director: “A key marker of an adaptable high street is high quality, high-speed connectivity, and the impact of better connectivity to support local economic development cannot be underestimated. InLinks provide ultrafast wifi speeds of up to one gigabit per second (1Gbps), the fastest free public Wi-Fi service available in the UK, providing shoppers with a quality internet connection on their mobiles and subsequently increasing dwell time. Secure public Wi-Fi also enables traders to make higher value transactions more quickly and more safely.
He adds: “Technology has enormous potential to provide a new lease of life for the UK’s high streets, which in turn will transform what our town centres are used for and increase Northern Ireland’s overall economic activity and growth. We are pleased that we can now offer these benefits to local people and Belfast will now join the likes of London, Glasgow and Cardiff in offering access to these innovative free services.”