Virgin Media Free WiFi Service For London Underground Will Be End Soon

Virgin Media Free WiFi Service For London Underground Will Be End Soon
Virgin Media to begin charging for Wi-Fi on the London Underground from Tuesday, February 29 2013.

The London Underground free wi-fi services will be disposed of by Virgin Media next Tuesday, February 29. Introduced in time for last year’s Olympics, the free Wi-Fi service has been proven to be a great helper to people who ride the tube. A total of more than 700,000 people already use the service with a remarkable million sessions every day, says Jon James, executive director of broadband at Virgin Media.

According to Virgin Media: “Until the end of January 2013 we’re giving everyone full internet access for free. After that, full internet access will only be available for no extra cost to customers of Virgin Media and selected providers, or available to buy as WiFi passes. We’ll be in touch soon with more details.”

Internet access outside of the partnered networks will cost £2 per day, £5 for a week or £15 for a monthly Virgin Media Wi-Fi Pass. Customers will need to set up a log-in account on their device, but that’s a one-time thing.

Currently there are about 92 London Underground stations equipped with wi-fi hotspots and Virgin Media plans to expand that to 120 before the end of 2013.

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Mike S. says:

I wonder if this had anything to do with the Liberty Global take-over? If we are really lucky, they will bring it back! It really was helpful when shopping and looking for new places to eat.

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