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Confirmed : Virgin Media Customers To Get Free, Unlimited Wi-Fi In London Tube Stations

Stuck midway in yesterday's press release announcing that Virgin Media will give free Wi-Fi at Tube stations in London during summer, is a line stating "Following this period, Wi-Fi at Tube stations will be made available as part of Virgin Media's broadband and mobile subscriptions "

We got in touch with Virgin Media PR team and they confirmed to us that ALL Virgin Media broadband or mobile customers will get free, unlimited Wi-Fi access at 120 tube stations across London (ed : shame that doesn't include train stations).

Other Virgin Media users who subscribe only to TV and/or landline packages are likely to be offered a Pay-As-You-Go or other commercial alternative if they want to browse for free.

Virgin Media did not tell us how the scheme is supposed to work but we suspect that there will be a multi-platform app for that which will either validate the customers' phone number or a login/password combination (like for VM's Tivo App).

Virgin Media's cheapest SIM only tariff starts from £8.99 per month while its most affordable broadband package, the 10Mbps one, costs an average of £21.25 per month over a year.

Desire worked at ITProPortal right at the beginning and was instrumental in turning it into the leading publication we all know and love today. He then moved on to be the Editor of TechRadarPro - a position he still holds - and has recently been reunited with ITProPortal since Future Publishing's acquisition of Net Communities.