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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Free WiFi on the London Underground - Who's Used It?

After recent tests, Virgin Media's Wi-Fi has finally been rolled out onto some London Underground platforms and stations.  The BBC's
Rory Cellan Jones tested it couple of weeks ago and wondered what the service would be like when thousands of people were using it.

London Underground Wi-Fi Poster by Trowbridge Estate
London Underground Wi-Fi Poster by Trowbridge Estate
I've seen the Wi-Fi sign pop up whilst underground but wasn't fast enough to register with Virgin to see if it worked, as I quickly went "out of range".

Like many other Oystercard holders I received an email from TfL yesterday which said
"I am writing to let you know that WiFi services are now available at the following Tube stations: 

Euston 
Green Park 
King’s Cross St. Pancras 
Oxford Circus 
Victoria 
Warren Street 

If you have a WiFi enabled device, you will be able to check for the latest travel information online and for example access your emails. The signal will be available in ticket halls, corridors and on platforms. A one-off registration is required to access the online service which will be free during the summer. Access to travel advice will remain free after the Games. We plan to have 80 Tube stations WiFi enabled before the Games. For more information, please visit tfl.gov.uk/wifi ."

I haven't been at any of the above stations long enough to see how the Wi-Fi worked, have you?  I'd been keen to hear what experiences you've had accessing the free WiFi at stations and whether it's worked at deep level platforms.  Thanks.

Related posts
First WiFi Tube Stations Announced
Wi-Fi Tests at "Secret" Tube Station
London Overground Stations to get WiFi in time for Olympics
Virgin Media win London Underground wi-fi contract
TfL say on track for Tube Wi-Fi to be enabled for Olympics
WiFi Tests on London Underground 


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