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EE and Vodafone confirm free London Underground Wi-Fi plans

21 Nov 2012
London Underground train going into tunnel

EE and Vodafone will offer their customers free Wi-Fi on the London Underground from early 2013, it has been confirmed.

This news fails to come as much of a surprise, as a Twitter slip-up by EE revealed the partnership ahead of schedule this morning.

However, details on the partnership have now been confirmed. Customers on EE, Orange, T-Mobile and Vodafone will be able to access Virgin's free underground Wi-Fi network from early 2013.

Furthermore, Virgin Media has revealed that it will also be launching a pay-as-you-go service for those not with Vodafone or EE. These will be available in daily, weekly and monthly options, with prices starting from £2 a day.

Virgin Media added that it's also looking to bring internet access to a further 20 London Tube stations in December, followed by another 28 early next year.

Jon James, executive director of broadband at Virgin Media, said the success of the service proved what high demand there was for the service.

"Wi-Fi on London Underground has been an incredible success with over 700,000 people already online and a remarkable million sessions every day," he said.

"We're rolling out the service to reach even more stations throughout London, from Camden Town to Clapham Common and, thanks to our partnership with EE and Vodafone, the majority of tube users can stay connected for no extra cost."

The service proved a huge hit during the Olympic Games, with three millions connections made during the event's duration.

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Carly Page joined The INQUIRER as News Editor in April 2012. Before becoming a full-time geek, Carly studied Journalism at the University of Lincoln, and dabbled in the music journalism industry. Carly's main coverage areas include mobile devices, mobile software, telecoms, mobile operators, social networks and anything Breaking Bad related.

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