Londoners on the O2 network will be getting some free Wi-Fi action on the tube very soon. The network has signed off a deal to ensure that its customers will join Vodafone and EE in being able to benefit from free Wi-Fi on the London Underground this year.
The deal has been signed with Virgin Media where the Wi-Fi service will now be available to Underground users on the O2 network and it will start from June onwards in our capital.
Virgin Media has recently added a 12 stations to the connected wireless network this week, which means the overall coverage of the underground is now up to 120 tube stops and their lines. The 9 new stations are:
- Action Town
- Baker Street
- Caledonian Road
- Earl’s Court
- Holland Park
- Ladbroke Grove
- Maida Vale
- Queen’s Park
- Shepherd’s Bush
- Sloan Square
- West Ruislip
EE (T-Mobile and Orange) and Vodafone had previously set up deals with Virgin Media for use of its Wi-Fi services and with O2 joining the party that only really leaves Three mobile customers in the lurch with no Wi-Fi.
The O2 access to the signal will start in June and customers will be able to log onto the Wi-Fi service any time they are in range of the Wi-Fi hubs in the stations, but you will need to be signed up to the service beforehand in order to get online.
The London Underground Wi-Fi was setup in 2012 for the Olympic Games and has since then proven so popular that Virgin Media has continued on with the services, and now customers on O2, EE and Vodafone can enjoy access too.