Free Wi-Fi on Tube ends TODAY. New stations announced


New London Underground stations are getting Virgin Media Wi-Fi, but you may have to pay if you want to use it.

Free Wi-Fi on the London Underground comes to an end today.

Virgin Media Intorduced its Wi-Fi on London Underground service to tube stations last year, in time for the 2012 London Olympics.

The service has been free to use since launch but, as we reported last week, Virgin Media will be charging for Wi-Fi access from now on.

Daily access will cost £2, weekly access £5, and a monthly pass will run to £15. However, not everyone will have to shell out. If you're a Virgin Media, Vodafone, EE, T-Mobile or Orange customer, you can get online underground without paying any extra fees.

Virgin Media has also announced that its Wi-Fi is coming to 11 more London Underground stations this week. They are:

  • Gloucester Road
  • Highbury and Islington
  • Kentish Town
  • Great Portland Street
  • Hammersmith (District and Piccadilly lines)
  • South Wimbledon
  • Tooting Broadway
  • Tooting Bec
  • Hampstead
  • Redbridge
  • Blackhorse Road

The addition of those locations will mean that Wi-Fi is available at 103 stations, and Virgin Media intends to extend the number of connected stations to 120 by the end of March 2013. 

Do you use Wi-Fi on the London Underground? Are you willing to pay for access? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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