Optus Promises Dropout-Free Coverage On Sydney Rail Network

Not content with being outdone by Telstra’s test networks, Optus today announced that it has officially connected much of Sydney’s underground train tunnel network.

Optus teamed up with the NSW government and Railcorp to switch on 2G and 3G networking gear on the North Shore and Western lines. That means that Optus customers travelling between Chatswood and the Sydney CBD will be connected the whole way. At least that’s what Optus is promising:

For the first time since mobile roll out, Sydneysiders will now receive 2G and 3G coverage on their mobile phones, tablets and laptops in the tunnels between Central station and Chatswood station with no drop outs.

That’s a big promise. Anyone able to prove the telco wrong?