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Virgin Media now charging for WiFi on the UK Underground Tube

1st I would like to say why didn't Washington, DC have anything like this in place? 2nd I'm sorry for those that take the London Underground. Virgin Media begins charging for its WiFi service on the London Underground. So, those of you that are Virgin, Vodafone or EE customers can expect to see a service agreement sign up to use WiFi on the Tube.

UK underground tube

1st I would like to say why didn’t Washington, DC have anything like this in place? 2nd I’m sorry for those that take the London Underground. Virgin Media begins charging for its WiFi service on the London Underground. So, those of you that are Virgin, Vodafone or EE customers can expect to see a service agreement sign up to use WiFi on the Tube. If you do not have one of those service providers it cost you £2 a day, £5 per seven-day week or £15 a month to surf the net or send that important email. If you sign up before the end of February, you’ll be given three months for the price of one. There are also 11 more stations that are due to come online this week for your surfing pleasure. Full press release below.

 

PRESS RELEASE

Virgin Media WiFi on London Underground – update more stations coming online

As you’re probably aware, free WiFi on London Underground is coming to an end this month. But, from 29th January, millions of Virgin Media, Vodafone, EE, T-Mobile and Orange customers can stay connected at no extra cost thanks to wholesale agreements announced in November.

All Tube passengers will continue to have free access to Virgin Media’s comprehensive WiFi portal, with up-to-the-minute Transport for London (TfL) travel updates and great London entertainment and news, alongside a choice of Virgin Media WiFi Passes to keep everyone connected:

Virgin Media WiFi Pass Cost
Daily
£2
Weekly
£5
Monthly
£15

And, throughout February, passengers taking up the monthly WiFi pass will enjoy three months access for the price of one!

Another 11 stations are coming online this week, including Hampstead, Tooting Broadway and Great Portland Street, joining the 92 London Underground stations already WiFi enabled. We continue to work with TfL to install more stations throughout London, with around 120 stations due to be connected by the end of March 2013.

Virgin Media’s WiFi service on London Underground was launched ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games and made available to all Tube passengers for free throughout 2012. Virgin Media confirmed plans to wholesale the service in June 2012 and announced EE and Vodafone as wholesale partners in November 2012.

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