Without telling its customers, Vodafone has removed the benefit of free wi-fi on the London Underground.
This is, for me, a big loss and something I used on an almost daily basis. Whilst it didn’t work in tunnels, it did work on station platforms. There was usually enough time at each stop for your phone to reconnect and to download a web page to read in the tunnel until the next station ….
This does not impact connectivitiy on the Eastern end of the Jubilee Line. There is now FULL 4G access, in tunnels and platforms, on that part of the Jubilee Line extension. I have used this and it is fantastic, although nothing that other cities haven’t had for some time.
“We’ve made the decision to end our offer of free access to London Underground WiFi. We’ve been giving free access to this product for nearly ten years, but the small number of customers making regular use of it – even before the pandemic – unfortunately means we can’t continue the offer.
“Free access to WiFi on the London Underground has always been a discretionary service and therefore never part of any of our customer price plans.”
Transport for London has just agreed a deal to bring full 4G to the rest of the network but it won’t be running until 2024.
You can find out more in this Metro article.