That’s it folks. The era of free wifi on the tube is over. Well, if you’re not on Virgin Media Broadband/Mobile, EE (including T-Mobile and Orange) or Vodafone it is. From today (Jan 29), all O2, Tesco Mobile, 3 and the plethora of other network customers that flood London on a daily basis will have to sign up and pay for the pleasure of using the sporadic connection found at a random selection of stations. The select few who will be using Virgin Media’s wifi pass will be looking at paying £2 for one day, £5 for a week and £15 for a month pass with a special ‘three-for-one’ type deal (three months for £15) if you sign up before Feb 28. But let’s face it, London, Louis CK is right. Before the Olympics, we didn’t have wifi on the tube at all and who really uses it for anything worthwhile anyway? No, Facebook stalking doesn’t count. Carly-Ann Clements
For more info and to sign up for your wifi pass, see virginmedia.com.