Tube WiFi moves

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Tube (station and platform) WiFi provider, Virgin Media, is expanding it's network. Before the end of the year the service will extend to:

Belsize Park, Russell Square, Balham, Chalk Farm, Camden Town, Bounds Green, Turnpike Lane, Finsbury Park and Mornington Crescent, Highgate, Oval, Hampstead, Seven Sisters, Lancaster Gate, Holloway Road, Clapham Common,Swiss Cottage, South Kensington, Notting Hill Gate and Wood Green

A further 28 stations will come online in early 2013 providing roughly 1/3 of the network with connectivity.

But it's not all good news.

From January, Virgin will begin charging for the service through pay-as-you-go packages, starting at £2 a day. For some users though, this won't be a problem - Virgin Media, EE and Vodafone customers will all be able to continue with free access.

Virgin estimates that there are already some 700,000 users of their WiFi service. It will be interesting to see how these changes affect those numbers.