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O2 customers to enjoy free WiFi on the Tube

On: Tuesday, 9 April, 2013

tubeO2 has signed up to become a wholesale partner of the Virgin Media WiFi on London Underground service, meaning from June 2013 O2 customers will be able to access WiFi when travelling on parts of the London Underground network, at no extra cost.

O2 customers will be able to stay connected when traveling on the London Underground at no extra cost from June 2013, thanks to this new partnership with Virgin Media which sees O2 becoming their 3rd wholesale partner for the Virgin Media WiFi on London Underground service.

As part of this deal, existing O2 customers that are currently signed up to O2 WiFi, will automatically have their accounts registered for free WiFi on the London Underground.

Another 12 Underground stations are coming online by the end of this week (Acton Town, Baker Street, Bank & Monument, Caledonian Road, Earl’s Court, Holland Park, Ladbroke Grove, Maida Vale, Queen’s Park, Sheperd’s Bush Central line, Sloane Square and West Ruislip); bringing the total number of Underground stations that are part of the Virgin Media WiFi network to 120 (see all stations here).

Mark Williamson, Head of London WiFi at Virgin Media said: “WiFi 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.”

Gary Booker, Head of Consumer at O2, said: “We’re excited to bring free Underground WiFi to O2 customers this summer.

“Our customers want to stay connected wherever they are and will soon be able to check their email, update their Facebook status, shop online, book their next holiday and stay connected to their friends and family right across Tube stations in Central London.”

What is Virgin Media London Underground WiFi?

Virgin Media London Underground WiFi allows Tube passengers to stay connected when traveling on parts of the London Underground, and it has been a huge success since its launch back in June 2012 ahead of the London Olympic Games.

Initially the service was made available for free to everyone, however this was only temporary and since the start of 2013 only Virgin Media, Vodafone and EE customers can gain free access to WiFi on the Tube.

If you’re not a Virgin Media, O2, EE or Vodafone customer then you can still stay connected on the Tube via the Virgin Media WiFi network, with day passes £2, weekly passes £5, and monthly passes £15 (see prices here).

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