Virgin Media has signed up Three as its latest wholesale partner for its London Underground WiFi service.
The deal sees the free service available to Three customers at 144 Tube stations across London by the end of July.
Three follows Virgin Mobile, Vodafone, EE and O2 in making the service available to its customers, which means the service is now available to approximately 95% of consumers in Greater London.
The total number of London Underground stations enabled with WiFi will jump from 137 to 144 next week when Virgin Media brings another seven stations online, including Edgware Road and Ealing Broadway.
Joe Lathan, director of broadband at Virgin Media said: ‘With every network operator now on board with Virgin Media WiFi on London Underground, it is great to know we are keeping people on the Tube connected at no extra cost. Our unique fibre optic network has enabled us to bring connectivity to even the deepest Tube stations and we’re looking forward to getting even more parts of the capital online next week.’
Danny Dixon, director of customer strategy at Three said: ‘Giving our customers access to free WiFi on the London underground is another step towards them being able to enjoy the benefits of being connected no matter where they are. Our customers will also have the added benefit of being able to use our new Three InTouch app, which means they will be able to surf the web, as well as make and receive calls and texts when they are in Wi-Fi enabled London tube stations.’
Gareth Powell, London Underground’s director of strategy and service development for London Underground, said: ‘WiFi on the Tube is one of many ways we’re improving our customers’ journeys and the service has moved from strength to strength since it launched in time for the London 2012 Olympic Games. We’re delighted that another mobile operator is on board because it means more of our customers benefit from live travel information, news and social media throughout the majority of our stations.’