O2 to offer free WiFi on the Underground

9 April 2013

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EE, Vodafone and Virgin all offer WiFi on the London Underground and, not ones to miss a trick, O2 have decided to get on-board with the Tube. If you're on Three, tough.

O2 have some technical problems to deal with if they want to impress their customers. Virgin have been pulling their hair out over a problem that sees customers' connection dropping out every time a train enter a tunnel.

Seeing as the Tube is a long network of tunnels filled with trains, that's a big problem.

Either way, people need to talk this up. Mark Williamson, Head of London Wi-Fi at Virgin Media, said: "Wi-Fi 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 will be connecting more stations soon, looking at Acton Town, Baker Street, Bank, Caledonian Road, Earl's Court, Holland Park, Ladbroke Grove, Maida Vale, Queen's Park, Shepherd's Bush, Sloane Square and West Ruislip.

Soon, Londoners will be able to lead their entire life without ever talking to each other.

TOPICS:   Technology   Mobile   UK News

3 comments

  • Kevin
    Have you ever been on the underground? You NEVER talk to anyone! Unless you are a nutter or begger or both.
  • Celebrity S.
    Or like me, you`re on the hunt for Geri Halliwell.
  • Kevin
    You don't need to hunt for Geri Halliwell, she'll wander past at some point wherever you are.

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