London Underground Wi-Fi Service to Remain Free for Vodafone and EE Customers
Published on: 21st Nov 2012
Note -- this news article is more than a year old.
U K based mobile network, EE has appeared to let slip that it has signed a deal offering access to Wi Fi services on the London Underground.
Currently, Wi-Fi coverage is available in number of underground stations, provided by rival telco, Virgin Media, and is free until the end of this year. From next year, Virgin customers will retain free access, whereas everyone else will have to pay.
However, Virgin has said that it is looking to work with the other mobile networks to lease capacity to them.
This morning, on its Twitter account, EE posted a notice announcing that "from early 2013, EE customers will be able to get WiFi access on the London Underground at no extra cost".
The tweet was swiftly deleted, but not before it had been rebroadcast by several hundred people.
It seems that the company has signed a deal, but was not quite ready to issue the formal press statement, and the Twitter team weren't told to keep it secret.
On the web: EE's Twitter message
Update: Vodafone UK has later come out and announced that it will be offering inclusive access to the Underground Wi-Fi network early next year.
Still no comment from EE.