O2 joins the free London Underground Wi-Fi brigade, Three customers sob gently

O2 joins the free London Underground Wi-Fi brigade, Three customers sob gentlyCustomers on Virgin Media, EE and Vodafone have been enjoying free London Underground Wi-Fi for several months now, which leaves - or left - just two UK networks in the dark.

Big Blue O2 is the latest to offer its customers free London Underground Wi-Fi, meaning it’s just us losers on Three who aren’t invited to the party. Sob.

A meaty press release on the Virgin Media Media Centre reveals that O2 is the latest network to score free London Underground Wi-Fi, meaning the vast majority of passengers can browse, check Facebook and send email during their soul-destroying commute.

Virgin Media also reveals that the total number of London Underground stations with free Wi-Fi will hit 120 this week, when an additional 12 go live.

The dirty dozen are Acton Town, Baker Street, Bank & Monument, Caledonian Road, Earl’s Court, Holland Park, Ladbroke Grove, Maida Vale, Queen’s Park, Shepherd’s Bush, Sloane Square and West Ruislip.

As for Three customers, well, you’ll have to make do with a Virgin Media Wi-Fi Pass, which weighs in at £2 daily, £5 weekly, or £15 for a “two-month special”.

Ah well, at least we’ll get free 4G when it rolls out later this year.

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mrew42  Apr. 9, 2013 at 12:46

Don't know what all the fuss is about. By the time I've got to the station got my phone out, connected to the wifi hotspot, got the login page and logged in, i just start to remember what I wanted to look at and my tube arrived I get on and am soon in a tunnel where....
....Error 106 (net:ERR_INTERNET_DISCONNECTED)

loofer  Apr. 9, 2013 at 14:52

Ah well, at least we’ll get free 4G when it rolls out later this year
This has got me so tempted to sign up to a 3 tariff but I'm still very skeptical of this. They'll probably just raise the price of all tariffs across the board and have some crappy data caps (not something you would expect from 3).

AhmadCentral  Apr. 9, 2013 at 16:49

Ah well, at least we’ll get free 4G when it rolls out later this year
This has got me so tempted to sign up to a 3 tariff but I'm still very skeptical of this. They'll probably just raise the price of all tariffs across the board and have some crappy data caps (not something you would expect from 3).


Nope, all they've done is added a £70 upfront cost to their 4G phones. So hardly expensive. Also they have committed to giving unlimited 4G data with no caps at all.

It's all in the Financial Times article.

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