London Underground
Tube travellers will get free wi-fi on London Underground this summer, but payment will kick in after the trial period

Virgin Media has won the contract to bring free wi-fi to the London tube network during this summer's Olympics.

The new service will launch as free, unlimited wi-fi available at London Underground stations (but not in the tunnels) from summer 2012.

Virgin will introduce wi-fi at around 80 stations by this summer, with up to 120 stations getting wi-fi by the end of this year.

However, after the trial period wi-fi at tube stations will be made available as part of Virgin Media's broadband and mobile subscription packages, so you'll have to pay for full internet access underground.

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Passengers will still be able to get free up-to-date travel information on their smartphone or tablet through a free online portal.

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