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Transport for London will track travellers through free WiFi

As citizens of the UK, unfortunately it seems we must accept monitoring of our daily lives. Not just from the government through its new Investigatory Powers Bill that will go to unpresidented lengths to monitor us, but now from private firms and public transport. Transport for London (TfL) …

WiFi on the London Underground, now in 150 stations

Remember when people said that WiFi on Tube stations was too costly and difficult to install? That the age and complexity of the transportation system would be a nightmare to overcome? Now we have 150 stations in the network with WiFi switched on and, whilst it’s a shame …

EE Cash on Tap now available for London Underground

EE are really pushing forward with their NFC payment service they call ‘Cash on Tap’, and what might be one of the most exciting and most convenient services has just been added. EE customers with the Cash on Tap service can now use this for the London Underground. …

Pay with your phone on the underground

The Tube. It’s the only place where you can firmly plant your nose into someone elses’ armpit without them even flinching. Don’t make eye contact though, and if you do, just hope you don’t turn to look at the window and accidentally re-make eye contact in the reflection. …

Three joins free WiFi on the Tube

Back in 2011 TFL announced plans to put Virgin Media WiFi hotspots in a selection of London Underground stations for the 2012 London Olympics. This was then rolled out to the rest of the network, allowing everyone to use them for a while before then restricting it based on …

More WiFi hotspots on the Underground

If you’re daily commute takes you through Golders Green, Southgate, West Kensington, Parsons Green, Kilburn or East Putney then we have some good news. Virgin have scrambled into the relevant places and spread some WiFi love all over these stations. The Virgin Media hotspots will be available tomorrow, …

O2 goes deep, deep, down.

So, a quick tally. If you use the London Underground then you’ll know that there’s a number of options for getting online through the WiFi system that’s provided by Virgin Media. EE, Orange and T-Mobile are all signed up in partnership agreements, so if you’re a customer then …

On-line, underground.

If you’re a regular reader, and not one of those naughty people who just pop by without even offering a cup of tea, you’ll know about the WiFi rollout across the Tube in London. As we reported previously, they’ve worked to push out the service these last few …

Status: OMG! WiFi at the Tube station

Use the Tube? Use one of the stations listed below? Hey, you’re in luck. You’ll soon be bathed in free (for a limited time) WiFi while you stand on the platform. Better still, some stations have been turned on today, so you might start seeing people like this …

Virgin Media drop WiFi into the London Underground

Here in London there’s been a big push to try and get WiFi available in the Tube. London Mayor, Boris Johnson, and Transport For London have been linked with an earlier deal with Huawei. Unfortunately this didn’t see the light of day.. or should that be the dark …