London Tube Users To Have Free WiFi In 2013 From EE

During the London Olympics 2012 Virgin Media provided free WiFi for uses of the London Tube. This will stay in place until the end of 2012.

However, the UK’s first 4G provider, EE (they of the Kevin Bacon adverts) have got a deal in place to use Virgin’s underground WiFi infrastructure going into 2013.

The news was mentioned on EE’s Twitter, but was swiftly taken down. This is what the Tweet said at 8.02am today, November 21:

“Travel on the tube? From early 2013, EE customers will be able to get WiFi access on the London Underground at no extra cost. Details soon.”

Luckily Engadget spotted it.

The deal will add to EE’s access to the country-wide collection of BT Openzone Wi-Fi hotspots.

There are also rumours that other providers will end up using Virgin’s infrastructure meaning the possibility of more free WiFi for tube users next year.


Posted on November 21, 2012, in News, Software, Tech and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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