VIRGIN MEDIA announced on Monday that it has switched on WiFi in six more London Underground stations, taking it to the 150 mark.
From today, London commuters can connect to Virgin Media WiFi in the dark depths of Wimbledon, Richmond, Morden, East Ham, Barking and Upminster stations.
Some have bemoaned the fact that WiFi is yet to arrive at Tottenham Court Road and Bond Street, but Virgin Media tells The INQUIRER that this is due to "extensive work" being carried out at both these stations.
With six more stations hooked-up, Virgin Media boasts that 150 stations are now connected to its WiFi network, which is free to access for O2, EE, Three and Vodafone subscribers, along with Virgin's own broadband customers.
Commuters not on these networks can purchase a pay-as-you-go Wi-Fi pass, starting at £2 a day and rising to £15 for two months' access on a special offer.
Joe Lathan, director of broadband at Virgin Media, said: "This is a milestone moment for Virgin Media with 150 Tube stations and more than two and a half million devices now connected to WiFi on London Underground.
"Tube passengers have loved the WiFi service ever since we launched in time for London 2012. Now they can benefit from live travel information, news and social media in Tube stations across the capital."
Virgin Media also revealed on Monday that it now has 2.5 million commuters signed up to its Underground WiFi service, consuming a combined 3TB of data each day. Waterloo, King's Cross and Oxford Circus are the three busiest stations for data consumption.
Gareth Powell, London Underground's director of strategy and service development, said: "We're delighted that 150 stations on the Tube now have WiFi which will help our customers benefit from live travel information, news and social media while they are on the move across the capital."
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