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Virgin Media's Underground WiFi is no longer free for commuters on O2 and Three

Still free for customers on Virgin, EE and Vodafone networks
Tue Jan 29 2013, 11:12
London Underground train going into tunnel

INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER Virgin Media's London Underground WiFi is no longer free to UK commuters on the O2 and Three networks.

As we reported last week, Virgin Media has started charging for its underground WiFi today, at least for those on the O2 and Three mobile networks. Given that Tesco Mobile and Giffgaff both use the O2 network, their customers will have to pay to access the service too.

However, if you're a Virgin Media, Vodafone or EE customer, you'll still be able to get on the internet in the London Underground for free.

If you're not able to get it for free, Virgin Media has said it will charge £2 for one day of WiFi access, £5 for a week or £15 for a monthly Virgin Media WiFi Pass. It's easy enough to sign up for the service, as you simply fire up your smartphone's web browser and fill in your details.

Jon James, executive director of broadband at Virgin Media said, "WiFi on London Underground has been an incredible success with over 700,000 people already online and a remarkable million sessions every day."

Virgin Media also announced today that it will be rolling out its Undergound WiFi to 11 more London Tube stations this week, taking the total of internet connected stations to 103.

These are Gloucester Road, Tooting Bec, Highbury & Islington, Tooting Broadway, Kentish Town Hampstead, Great Portland Street, Redbridge, Hammersmith (District & Piccadilly), Blackhorse Road and South Wimbledon.

Virgin Media will be bringing its WiFi to 17 more stations before the end of March. µ


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