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Virgin Media’s free Wi-Fi service hits 150 London tube station milestone

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Virgin Media on Monday announced it has expanded its Wi-Fi coverage to include six new London Underground stations, rounding up the total to 150 milestone mark.

Wimbledon, Richmond, Morden, East Ham, Barking and Upminster are the six new stations to receive Virgin Media’s Wi-Fi treatment.

Free Wi-Fi access is available for Virgin’s own broadband customers as well as for O2, EE, Three and Vodafone subscribers. Those commuters not using any of the mentioned networks can avail a pay-as-you-go Wi-Fi pass, starting at £2 a day, £5 a week or £15 for two months.

Virgin also revealed that it has registered more than 2.5 million devices to use the service , which accounts for over 3 terabytes of downloads on the Tube every day.

With over 50GB of data consumed by passengers each day, King’s Cross St. Pancras remains to be the busiest station on the network, while the Waterloo and City Line platform at Waterloo station bags the busiest Wi-Fi spot title across the Underground.

Joe Lathan, director of broadband at Virgin Media, said “This is a milestone moment for Virgin Media 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.”

Welcoming the move, Gareth Powell, London Underground’s director of strategy and service development, said “We’re delighted that 150 stations on the Tube now have WiFi which will help our customers benefit from live travel information, news and social media while they are on the move across the capital.”