Wi-Fi Coverage Expanded on the London Underground
Published on: 27th Apr 2014
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UK based Virgin Media has expanded the Wi Fi network it provides on the London Underground to an additional 6 railway stations.
The six new stations will bring the total number of connected London Underground stations to 1371 with a more due to be added to the network by the end of the Summer.
More than 800,000 devices are currently registered to the service. Wholesale deals with EE, O2 and Vodafone mean the majority of Londoners can connect to the Virgin Media powered service at no extra cost.
The company also noted that traffic from BlackBerry devices has doubled over the past year. As more passengers get online underground, the gap between iOS and Android usage on the network is narrowing, with 65% of web page views coming from iOS devices and 30% from Android devices, compared to a 74% to 20% split a year ago.
All Tube passengers are able to keep up-to-date with TfL travel information and quality London entertainment and news for free through Virgin Media's WiFi portal. Virgin Media also offers a Pay As You Go service with daily, weekly and monthly passes3, giving Tube passengers lots of ways to get online underground.