Throughout 2012 London Underground commuters have enjoyed free Wi-Fi on their travels, but as of today, they will now have to pay for the pleasure of being able to access the internet on the Tube!
It’s not all bad news though, Virgin, Vodafone or EE customers need only to sign up to continue to receive the Wi-Fi as part of their mobile plan at no extra cost. For commuters who have mobiles with other networks a charge will have to be paid. For the infrequent travelers, there is the option to pay daily and for £2 you’ll have Wi-Fi access again. A weekly pass will cost you £5 and £15 will cover you for the month. Anyone signing up to the monthly pass in February is being offered a tasty deal by Virgin Media who are obviously trying to lure people into joining up – 3 months use for the price of one!
In the same press release Virgin Media announced that Hampstead, Great Portland Street and Tooting Broadway are amongst 11 other stations that are coming online this week, joining the 92 that already offer the service.
Virgin Media also said that they would be continuing their work with TFL to add more stations to the network, stating that 120 would be connected by the end of March 2013.