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How to get free Wi-Fi on the London Underground

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.

How to get free Wi-Fi on your phone on the London Underground at tube stations

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.

How to get free Wi-Fi on your phone on the London Underground at tube stations

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.

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