How to get free Wi-Fi on the London Underground with Three
Not so long ago we wrote about the fact that Three has now joined the other networks in launching a free Wi-Fi service on the London Underground, provided by Virgin Media, but what we didn’t say was how to access it.
Three has now made a short video talking you through it, so stay with us as we run through the key points.
First off not every London Underground station has Wi-Fi access, but a lot do. Right now there’s 137 and that number is set to grow to 144 any day now. For a full list head on over to my.virginmedia.com/wifi/station-guide, but before you can access Wi-Fi at any of them you need an account. That basically just means creating a password, which can be done either from three.co.uk/my3 or via the My3 app.
It can take up to 48 hours for your account to be registered, so don’t wait till you’re at the station to do it. Once your account is registered and you’re at a participating station just switch Wi-Fi on and select Virgin Media Wi-Fi.
That won’t immediately let you get fully online as first you need to open your browser, which will load a Virgin Media Wi-Fi page and from there select Three as your provider. You’ll then have to enter your mobile number and password.
Accept the terms, hit submit and then you’re good to go, so the next time your train is delayed at least you’ll be able to check your email, keep occupied and stay in contact with the outside world. Don’t forget that Three also has an InTouch app, which lets you call and text over Wi-Fi, so you’ll be able to make full use of your phone even when underground on a platform.