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Sntee
Posts: 35
Registered: ‎27-10-2010

Virgin Wifi Hotspots?

I read with interest that the lucky residents of London are about to get free Virgin Wifi access on the Tube, which is very nice for them I'm sure..... :smileyindifferent:

 

So my question is, when will the other 99% of the population get it?

 

Many BT customers get "free" wifi access at hotspots all over the country as an extension of their home broadband deal. Do Virgin have plans for something similar?

 

I'm sure a deal could be struck with another provider to share access to their hardware. We already utilise the Orange and T Mobile 3G Network on much the same basis.

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Trickiejohn
Posts: 2,962
Registered: ‎27-02-2011

Re: Virgin Wifi Hotspots?

Tbo we don't use TMobile/Orange in that manner at all

virgin piggyback on TMobile and have contractual access to their service.

Orange and TMobile are now Everthing and Everywhere (or some such name) so we pick up Orange as part of that agreement.

To expect access to BT or O2 hotspotes (for example) is never going to happen.


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mark333
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎18-04-2012

Re: Virgin Wifi Hotspots?

yes agreed.... Sky Cloud gives wifi hotspots around the country free with package.....

 

this will be really important, i need this now to avoid Openzone charges (I don't live in London), so come on Virgin get ahead of the curve rather than lag behind so your customers don't switch to Sky...

 

any information on this from the Virgin team??

 

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BigwhiteUK
Posts: 30
Registered: ‎30-09-2010

Re: Virgin Wifi Hotspots?

O2 also offer free wifi hot spots, though not many in the north east
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Trickiejohn
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Registered: ‎27-02-2011

Re: Virgin Wifi Hotspots?

Sky do as well for those with Sky telly Me yipeeeee


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fgeadie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎18-06-2012

Re: Virgin Wifi Hotspots?

I  got a BT Fone router created a A BTFONE zone useing my virgin connection for just 39.99 now i can use  BT hotspots when out

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Gordy1965
Posts: 864
Registered: ‎26-05-2010

Re: Virgin Wifi Hotspots?


Sntee wrote:

I read with interest that the lucky residents of London are about to get free Virgin Wifi access on the Tube, which is very nice for them I'm sure..... :smileyindifferent:

 

So my question is, when will the other 99% of the population get it?

 


Most likely.......never, but to be fair to them London get's a hell of a lot that no-one else get's in this country.

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GeorgeJungle
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎20-07-2012

Re: Virgin Wifi Hotspots?

You can either 

 

a) Use somebody else's BT Fon login (in my case, my mums who is a BT customer 

 

OR

 

Get a FON router for £29.95 (less on eBay, not many about) like this one:

 

https://shop.fon.com/FonShop/shop/ShopController?view=product&product=PRD-023

 

When you connect it via ethernet (in my case to my Virgin Media hub), and keep it running, you get to use FON access points. This is cheaper than buying £5 day passes if you do that more than 6 times and you are in the money.

 

You don't need to be with BT to be part of FON, they just want you to believe that.

 

 

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GeorgeJungle
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Registered: ‎20-07-2012

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