Most networks including Three, O2, EE and Vodafone now give customers access to free Wi-Fi on their phones on the London Underground. If you want to get online at a tube station, just follow these simple steps.
If you’re a Virgin Media, EE, Vodafone, O2 or Three customer, good news! You can sign up for free Wi-Fi on the London Underground, with unlimited downloading and web browsing, courtesy of Virgin Media. It’s a simple process, so here’s what you need to do.
First up, before you hit the tube, you may need to register to use the service. Here’s how:
Virgin Mobile: You just need your account email and password to sign into teh Wi-Fi, so make sure you’ve got those to hand. No fiddly registration, huzzah.
EE: You have to send a text message (blank) to 9527. The reply message will include a password for you to enter when you sign into the Wi-Fi.
Vodafone: You’ll just need your My Vodafone account username and password to hand, no pre-registration needed.
O2: You need to register for O2’s own Wi-Fi service, this login information will be used to sign into the Underground Wi-Fi.
Three: Go to your My3 account on Three’s website and register to use the tube Wi-Fi, you’ll be asked to come up with a password.
Now, head to your local station and enable Wi-Fi on your phone. Browse the list of available Wi-Fi networks and you’ll see ‘Virgin Media WiFi’. Tap this and your phone should automatically connect.
Now you just need to sign into the network. If the sign-in screen doesn’t pop up automatically, open your web browser and try going to any website. The sign-in screen will appear.
All you need to do is select your provider, then enter the requested information. With that done, you’ll be signed into the Wi-Fi network. Congratulations!
Just remember to only click links when you’re at a tube station, because if you try loading a webpage when you’re stuck in a tunnel, you’ll get a big fat ‘page not found’ fail.