Virgin Media has extended its Tube WiFi network to another six stations, bringing the total number of connected outposts to 150.
The move brings subterranean surfing to some of the Tube network’s further-flung stations, including the suburban enclaves of Wimbledon, Morden and Richmond.
And it’s made its way out to London’s mystic east too, after Virgin Media switched on WiFi at East Ham, Barking and Upminster.
The free-to-use network is accessible to customers of Virgin Media, Vodafone, O2, Three and EE, as well as those of sister carriers T-Mobile and Orange. So that’s most of you covered, surely?
If you’re with one of the industry’s smaller players you can still use the WiFi service. But the catch is that you’ll have to sign up for pay as you go passes, which are available in daily, weekly and monthly denominations.
Joe Lathan, Director of Broadband at Virgin Media, said: “This is a milestone moment for Virgin Media with 150 Tube stations and more than two and a half million devices now connected to WiFi on London Underground.
“Tube passengers have loved the WiFi service ever since we launched in time for London 2012. Now they can benefit from live travel information, news and social media in Tube stations across the capital.”
According to Virgin Media, Tube customers use some 3TB of data over its WiFi every day, with some 2.5million devices registered across all carriers.