I can haz wifi on Virgin Trains? Yes! No? No. Maybe.
So Virgin Trains has begun rolling out wifi access on its west coast mainline service. That's good news, and not before time since National Express (and GNER previously) have offered on-board internet access for the past four or five years on the east coast mainline.
Except Virgin are still well behind the times with their new service; while National Express made internet access free 18 months ago, Virgin will charge for access unless you happen to be a first class passenger or T-Mobile customer. This visionary move from the brand launching Virgin Galactic in the next 12 months. Watch out for the high-powered business man using VoIP and eating up all the bandwidth in the new Virgin Trains ad beginning on TV tonight, and be less than astonished by the lack of small print to point this detail out.
Still, their wifi policy may be stranded in the dark ages, but at least their posters have their finger on the pulse of social meeja, innit?