The London Underground is probably the biggest transportation method in the UK, with millions of passengers boarding trains each year, and now they will all have the opportunity to connect to a free WiFi network from Virgin Media, the service will be available from all stations in time for the Olympic Games.
Boris Johnson, London’s Mayor described this service as fabulous and free:
“Millions of passengers will now be able to connect to their work, friends or access the latest news and travel information while on the move. This is a fabulous new and free resource which will be in place from this summer when London is being showcased on a global stage and playing host to millions.”
But according to the Londonist, this service won’t always be free. Only remaining free to Virgin Media subscribers after the Paralympics meaning everyone else will be charged to use the service, alongside this the signal will only be available at stations meaning you will lose connection as soon as you leave, but I cannot see any reason why this wouldn’t be added inside trains in the near future.
What do you think? Would you use this service?