London Overground to offer free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi for everyone… travelling on the London Overground at one of 56 designated stations

Not long after Virgin Media announced it will be bringing Wi-Fi to 80 London underground stations before the Olympic summer madness kicks off, London Overground announces free (yes free) Wi-Fi is coming to 56 London Overground stations, courtesy of The Cloud.

The service is expected to start rolling out over the summer, with deployment scheduled to be completed by the end of 2012.

Of course, freebies come with their limitations. After a one-off registration users will be able to access the service for free for one hour per day. Anything over 60 minutes will be charged on a pay-as-you-go basis.

Managing Director of London Overground, Steve Murphy, believes "access to the internet is no longer limited solely to home or the workplace" and the implementation of the free "reliable" Wi-Fi service means the London Overground will be able to meet customer's expectations of being able to work and communicate effectively while on the move.

The first Wi-Fi-ready stations that will pump out complimentary Wi-Fi before the end of the year include Willesden Junction, New Cross Gate, Forest Hill, West Croydon, Norwood Junction, Surrey Quays, Dalston, Wapping, Hackney Central, Kensington Olympia and Shepherd's Bush.

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