It’s the moment that bored London commuters have been waiting to hear, 80 of London’s tube stations are due to be fitted with wi-fi at the end of next month.
There had been whispers about plans to being wi-fi to station ticket stations, escalators and platforms however we’re now getting solid information on which stations will be fitted with it.
Stations including London Bridge, Oxford Circus, Archway, Angel, Marylebone, Hammersmith and Camden Town will all be fitted with Virgin Media wi-fi from the end of July.
For the duration of the Olympics commuters will be able to go online for free while they wait for tubes. However there is a downside. As soon as the Games have finished the internet access will be paid for and access will be restricted to travel updates, an entertainment service and news headlines.
Once the Games are over travellers will be able to buy pay-as-you-go wi-fi while existing Virgin Media customers will be able to add an extra Underground bundle onto their monthly bill.
We’re not denying that this is a very cool move and with another 40 stations being added to the scheme by the end of the year it’s definitely going to come in handy but it doesn’t half annoy us that the free aspect is restricted to the games.
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