London’s Olympic Free Wi-Fi Zone the Largest in Europe
For some reason, there’s going to be a LOT of people in London for the next 2.5 or 3 weeks. A lot of these people will want Internet – data roaming fees aren’t what they’re cracked up to be. UK mobile carrier, O2, will kick off its free Wi-Fi service tomorrow, blanketing parts of the city in glorious O2 Wi-Fi – even for non-O2 customers (via Digital Trends). Maybe you can then tweet about the Olympics, and watch the London Eye change colours. This will compliment Virgin’s Wi-Fi service on 80 underground Tube stations.
According to O2, this is the largest free Wi-Fi zone in all of Europe. The exact boundaries aren’t revealed, but central London sites like Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square, and Covent Garden will all be (positively) affected. Stores like McDonalds, Debenhams, and Costa Coffee will also have free Wi-Fi, but throughout the UK, not just London. Yay Olympics! At least you don’t need to collect dog poo to get the free Wi-Fi usage. Check back later today for our playlist for the Summer Olympics.