Virgin Media, which offers WiFi on 72 London Underground stations and plans to add a further 48 stations in the next few weeks, has agreed a wholesale deal with EE and Vodafone. It means that Vodafone, Orange, T-Mobile and EE mobile customers will be offered free WiFi connectivity when this year’s free access ends.
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. We’re rolling out the service to reach even more stations throughout London, from Camden Town to Clapham Common and, thanks to our partnership with EE and Vodafone, the majority of Tube users can stay connected for no extra cost. We’re delighted that Virgin Media customers are making the most of our superfast fibre optic network, both at home with unbeatable broadband speeds and now with our ground-breaking WiFi service.”
A chargeable WiFi service for Tube passengers will be launched by Virgin Media in 2013 with prices from £2 per day. Travel information will remain free.