Virgin Media installed a free WiFi network in the London Underground shortly before the Olympics began in June. The original plan was to offer tourists and visitors to the games a free way to access mobile broadband on the internet.
Virgin Media then intended to then start charging for use of the network when London 2012 concluded. However, Virgin Media have now announced that the free WiFi network will be available until the end of 2012 !
This is great news for regular commuters and visitors to London because it enables you to visit social networks, check your emails and watch videos while travelling on the tube. 120 stations are expected to be concluded before the end of 2012 , so the coverage is pretty comprehensive.
Next year Virgin Media are expected to make the WiFi service free to all Virgin Media broadband and mobile customers, which is a nice bonus. However, those who arn't Virgin Media customers will have to pay for the service and no details about the price have been announced.
3G will let you know when we get more information about Virgin's WiFi network in the London Underground !
By Simon Thomas on 18th October, 2012