O2 has become the latest operator to sign up to Virgin Media's wi-fi service in the London Underground, offering its customers internet access from June.
All existing O2 customers who use the operator's own wi-fi service will automatically be registered to go online in 120 stations across London. Virgin Media has recently brought 12 stations, including Bank, Baker Street and Earls Court, online. O2's deal with Virgin Media means Three is the only operator not to offer its customers internet access on the Underground, after EE and Vodafone signed deals last year.
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.'
Mark Williamson, head of London wi-fi at Virgin Media, said: 'Wi-fi on London Underground has gone from strength to strength and we’re delighted the majority of Londoners are staying connected for no extra cost. Virgin Media’s unique fibre optic network means we deliver unrivalled capacity for next generation digital services both inside and outside the home, meeting the increasing demand for wireless services.'
Author: Graeme Neill