Three customers can now get free Wi-Fi on the London Underground
It’s been a long time coming, but Three customers finally have free access to Wi-Fi at London Underground stations.
O2, Vodafone, EE and Virgin Mobile customers were already able to do this, thanks to partnerships with Virgin Media, which started rolling Wi-Fi out to platforms, ticket halls and escalators in 2012 and now Three has partnered with them too.
That means customers will have free access to Wi-Fi at 137 stations across Greater London and that number will rise to 144 next week, when Virgin Media brings another seven stations online, including Ealing Broadway, Hammersmith, Shepherds Bush and Edgware Road.
So Three customers can now stay entertained while waiting for the tube and keep up to date on the latest news and travel information. With Three on board roughly 95% of the population of Greater London can now get online using Virgin Media’s London Underground network.
Gareth Powell, London Underground’s director of strategy and service development for London Underground, said: “Wi-Fi on the Tube is one of many ways we’re improving our customers’ journeys and the service has moved from strength to strength since it launched in time for the London 2012 Olympic Games. We’re delighted that another mobile operator is on board because it means more of our customers benefit from live travel information, news and social media throughout the majority of our stations.”
Three might be late to the party, but with its new InTouch app customers will be able to do more than just get online. They’ll also be able to make and receive calls and texts using the Wi-Fi network, so they’ll be able to stay in touch with friends, family and colleagues even when deep underground.
Three also offers it customers the ability to use their allowance in 17 countries with Feel At Home, free 0800 calls and 4G at no extra cost. Learn more on the Three Store.