Handy for catching up on all the tech news on Electricpig during your commute.
Virgin Media launched the Underground Wi-Fi four weeks ago, and now it’s reached 41 stations. Since launch, more than 100,000 tube passengers have used the service to get online or check their emails.
And last week, more than a million tweets, Facebook posts, emails and web pages were delivered using the Underground Wi-Fi. Impressive.
Stations featuring the tech include Euston, King’s Cross St Pancras, Victoria, Barbican, Waterloo, Leicester Square, and all the big ones around central London. If your destination/local isn’t included then don’t worry, as the service is expected to reach 120 stations before the year is over.
But this 41 is a good start, especially considering the Olympics kick off in just over three weeks.
Access to the Wi-Fi is completely free over the summer, then Virgin Media will offer it up to other ISPs and mobile providers, who can wholesale the service and make it freely available to their customers. If you’re on Virgin Media broadband or mobile, it’ll remain free. If your ISP or mobile network doesn’t sign up, you’ll be able to get online on a pay as you go basis.
The portal for TFL info like travel information and updates will stay free for everyone on the tube.