After that little leak we saw this morning from EE, Virgin’s gone ahead and officially announced a partnership with both EE, including Orange and T-mobile customers, and Vodafone, as well as pay as you go plans starting at £2-per-day from next year, for its London Tube Wi-Fi network.
That means that anyone on EE’s three networks, or Vodafone, will get Wi-Fi thrown in ‘free’, although you’ll probably pay for it somehow within your plan. For everyone else, you’ll be able to pay for Wi-Fi access on the tube with daily, weekly or monthly plans. There’s also rumours floating about that a load of hotspot providers such as BT WiFi will look at bundling in access, plus if you have Virgin broadband or mobile you’ll already have access.
Virgin’s expanding the Wi-Fi across more and more of the tube network too, with 20 more stations to be added before December is out, and a further 28 in early 2013. Free Wi-Fi on the tube has been nice, I have to admit, even though it’s just in the stations, but I’m not sure I’d pay for it. Luckily, it looks like not many of us will have to.
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