O2 has joined EE and Vodafone in offering free wi-fi to its customers on the London Underground.
The deal, which was signed with Virgin Media, means consumers can go online in more than 120 tube stations. Customers who have already signed up to O2 wi-fi will be automatically registered to the London Underground service. The deal means Three is the only UK operator who has not signed a deal with Virgin Media for access in tube stations.
Gary Booker, marketing and consumer director at O2, said: 'We’re excited to bring inclusive Underground wi-fi to all O2 customers. Our customers want to stay connected wherever they are and now they are 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 as part of their O2 service.'
Mark Williamson, head of London wi-fi at Virgin Media, said: 'Wi-fi on London Underground connects thousands of commuters and visitors every single day and we’re delivering a brilliant online experience thanks to Virgin Media’s unique fibre optic network. We’re delighted O2 is on board and helping us keep the majority of Londoners connected at no extra cost.'
Autho: Graeme Neill