Technology has become an increasingly important part of modern life, from business to leisure. Companies who have kept their eye on the ball have kept up with this trend, filling public demands and needs. Virgin Media have added free Wi-Fi in a further 10 London underground stations, bringing the total connected locations to 131.
Free and available WI-FI is now an expectation, and by providing the service to typically unconnected areas, Virgin Media are doing commuters a favour. The 10 stations now covered are: West Hampstead, Finchley Central, Leytonstone, Wanstead, White City, Leyton, Newbury Park, Plaistow, Finchley Road and Upton Park.
The service is free for a large proportion of users, due to deals signed between Virgin Media and O2, EE and Vodafone. Virgin Media broadband and mobile subscribers can access the Wi-Fi service at no extra charge. Customers on other carriers can pay for a daily (£2), weekly (£5) or two-month (£15) pass.
Virgin Media has revealed that 80,000 people used the London Underground Wi-Fi service on New Year's Eve alone. It delivered 600,000 tweets, Facebook posts, emails and web pages in the 24 hours, revealing a high demand is being catered for. A further 10 stations are planned to be connected in spring; details of the locations are yet to be released.
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