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O2 customers to get free WiFi on the London Underground

Three customers are left in the dark
Mon Apr 08 2013, 11:20
A passenger uses Wi-Fi on the London Underground powered by Virgin Media

BUBBLY UK MOBILE OPERATOR O2 announced on Monday that it has joined forces with Virgin Media to bring its customers free WiFi on the London Underground.

O2 joins EE, Vodafone and of course Virgin Media to offer its customers access to the free WiFi enabled at some London Underground stations. To get access to the service, users will simply need to register their details in the web browser when connected to "Virgin Media WiFi" at one of the 100+ stations connected to the internet.

While this announcement is excellent news for O2 customers, it's not great news for those on Three, which is now the only mobile operator in the UK not to offer its customers free WiFi on the London Underground.

However, if Three customers are really concerned about not being able to check Twitter while underground, they can sign up to Virgin Media's pay as you go scheme. The broadband network charges £2 for one day of WiFi access, £5 for a week or £15 for a monthly Virgin Media WiFi Pass.

Mark Williamson, Head of London WiFi at Virgin Media said, "WiFi on London Underground has gone from strength to strength and we're delighted the majority of Londoners are staying connected for no extra cost.

"Virgin Media's unique fibre optic network means we deliver unrivalled capacity for next generation digital services both inside and outside the home, meeting the increasing demand for wireless services."

Virgin Media also announced on Monday that it will bring WiFi to 12 more Underground stations this week. They are: Acton Town, Baker Street, Bank, Caledonian Road, Earl's Court, Holland Park, Ladbroke Grove, Maida Vale, Queen's Park, Shepherd's Bush, Sloan Square and West Ruislip. µ


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