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  • London tubes next to accept contactless and smartphone payments instead of Oyster
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    London tubes next to accept contactless and smartphone payments instead of Oyster

    By 22 April 2014

    EE and Vodafone are in talks with Transport for London to allow commuters to use their NFC-enabled phones to pay for tube fares. London Underground ticket barriers are capable of reading the NFC chips in smartphones and contactless payment cards, much...

  • Virgin Media adds free Wi-Fi to 10 further London Underground stations, 10 more to come soon
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    Virgin Media adds free Wi-Fi to 10 further London Underground stations, 10 more to come soon

    By 20 February 2014

    Commuters on London's Underground Tube network can now use Virgin Media's Wi-Fi in 10 more stations, bringing the total of locations covered to 131. Another 10 will be added this spring. It is the first big expansion for the network in a year and is a...

  • Best Android navigation apps
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    Best Android navigation apps

    By 23 January 2012

    One of the best things to come out of the smartphone revolution was that we got to throw away all those bits of paper in our pockets along with the 10 minutes before we left home of poring over maps trying to work out where we were going to go. GPS-enabled...

  • 3G Tube plans scrapped over costs
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    3G Tube plans scrapped over costs

    By 1 April 2011

    The plan to have a 3G mobile network in the tunnels of the London Underground in time for the 2012 Olympics has been scrapped due to escalating costs. Back in November last year reports broke of a supposed £150 million deal between TFL and the big four...

  • London Underground to get mobile coverage in time for Olympics
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    London Underground to get mobile coverage in time for Olympics

    By 25 November 2010

    Mobile coverage will be available across the entire London Underground network in times for the 2012 Olympics, according to a report of Mobile Magazine. The report states that a £150 million deal between TfL and the big four networks is "just weeks away"...