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WIFI coming to London Underground

Transport for London has announced they will be trialling out WIFI on the London tube system, starting from November 1st with the Charing Cross underground station.

The six-month program is in conjunction with BT Openzone, who are the actual infrastructure providers where many who already use that the service will now have Internet access from inside of that very station.

Access to the service will be free for the five million BT broadband customers, with unlimited BT FON WIFI minutes and also for BT Openzone customers too where vouchers for using the service can also be bought online.

Mobile phone networks such as O2, Tesco Mobile, Vodafone and Orange and other devices with Wi-Fi minutes in their customers' contracts can also use the BT Openzone network.

This trial will test both how effective the service is, along with how well it's adopted by non-BT customers of the underground on their mobile phones, laptops and other WIFI enabled devices.

This now adds to the already 1.6million strong BT Openzone hotspots in the UK, where the ticket hall, Northern and Bakerloo line platforms that see 68,000 people daily will have net access.

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