London Underground Expands WI-Fi Access to O2 Customers
Published on: 8th Apr 2013
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London Underground's Wi Fi network is to be extended to O2 customers from this June the mobile network has announced.
Although the Wi-Fi network was built by Virgin Media, it has a wholesale access agreement with EE (T-Mobile/Orange) and Vodafone allowing their customers to have free access to the service.
Now O2 has joined - leaving just Hutchison 3G as the only mobile network without Wi-Fi coverage in the underground stations.
Gary Booker, Head of Consumer at O2, said: "We're excited to bring free Underground WiFi to O2 customers this summer."
As well as getting access to free WiFi at tube stations, O2 Pay Monthly customers will be able to use "TU Go" which lets them use their existing number and tariff to make and receive calls, send and receive texts and use voicemail on up to five devices at the same time. If they have devices that are WiFi-only, or if they have WiFi but no mobile coverage (like on tube platforms), they can use TU Go to connect to the O2 network. And they can call anyone -- even if they don't have TU Go.
Gary Booker, Head of Consumer at O2, said: "We're excited to bring free Underground WiFi to O2 customers this summer. Our customers want to stay connected wherever they are and will soon be able to check their email, update their Facebook status, shop online, book their next holiday and stay connected to their friends and family right across Tube stations in Central London."