How to Register for Free Wifi on the London Tube?

Free wifi on London Tube

Did you know you can’t get mobile signal – that’s voice or data – in most of the London Underground? Unlike other big cities such as Paris or Berlin, London’s famous Tube still doesn’t offer full coverage. But it does offer something else. Free WiFi!

And your UK Pre-Paid SIM Card lets you access this free London Underground WiFi. Good news, as you can now travel point to point across this huge (and sometimes confusing) city without dropping off the grid. There are, however, a few steps required to access it.

Here’s how to set it up:

Step 1: Register your Three UK phone number

  1. Arrive in the UK and activate your UK Pre-Paid SIM Card post-arrival.
  2. Keep the large outer part of your SIM card handy.
  3. Go to http://three.co.uk/my3
  4. Click on Register at the top.
  5. Input the number for your UK mobile service.
  6. Finish the registration process. You’ll need the 6-digit number on large outer part of your SIM.
  7. Log in to your new account.
  8. Choose the Phone & plan option.
  9. Look in the left menu for Free WiFi on London Underground.
  10. Follow the registration instructions. (You will need to set a password for WiFi access).

How to Register for Free Wifi on the London Tube?

Step 2: Activate free Wifi while on the London Underground

  1. Enter a Tube station.
  2. Activate WiFi on your phone.
  3. Search for Virgin Media WiFi and connect.
  4. Open your phone’s browser. The Virgin Media page should open automatically.
  5. On that page, go to Other providers and choose Three.
  6. Enter your Three phone number and the password you chose above.
  7. Tap Register.
  8. You’re all done.

Your phone or tablet will log your details, so you’ll automatically connect next time you’re at a participating Underground station. And now you’re set to the ride the rails underneath London without being disconnected.

Visiting Paris and France: Your 10-minute Travel Guide

travel guide to paris france

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Welcome to France! The world’s number one travel destination. There is a reason you are among the 80-odd million people who choose to visit the country each year – it’s a fantastic place. There’s amazing culture, amazing food, amazing wine, amazing beaches and amazing skiing. The amazing centre of it all is Paris. For all its wonders though, France is not a theme park: it is a large, diverse country that presents travellers with all manner of opportunities, inconveniences, adventures and challenges. This guide gives you insider information from French citizens on the what, where and how-to of having as great Gallic vacation. Continue reading “Visiting Paris and France: Your 10-minute Travel Guide”

Travelling to Europe this summer? Here are some great tips

Travelling to Europe?

A summer in Europe is a once-in-a-lifetime holiday for many people. The continent drips with history, culture and natural beauty – plus summer is harvest time and the excellent food is never better or fresher. Whether you have already booked your ticket or you’re simply dreaming of your next holiday, here are some great tips to get the most for your European summer. Continue reading “Travelling to Europe this summer? Here are some great tips”

Get the most from your travel data SIM card

Get the most from your data sim in europe

Accessing the web, downloading files, sending email, making a video call, sharing photos, updating social media, streaming video from the web or via an app, viewing and following directions via an online map – it all takes data.
When you are travelling, the temptation to use data is high. Hover, the consequence of running out are higher. You don’t want to miss a flight because you couldn’t access the shuttle-bus booking service.
This article goes into detail about how you can avoid the worst and have enough data to enjoy the best moments of your European holiday. Continue reading “Get the most from your travel data SIM card”

Why your next Europe trip should include Krakow, Poland

The city of Krakow in Poland, is a popular destination, and for good reason. It sits in south Poland, near the border of the Czech Republic.  It is a beautiful city, well known for its medieval core and Jewish quarter.  It’s also a very affordable European city with good value hotels and food.  Here are some hints and tips for your trip to Krakow.
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How much data does something use?

It can be hard to get a handle on how much data something uses.
Your UK Sim Card comes with a lot of data – a full 12GB. That’s easily enough to see you through the 90 days your sim card is valid for. However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t pay attention to how much data you are using. There are certain settings your phone may have, some apps you use and some websites you visit that can quickly drain a lot of your data. Continue reading “How much data does something use?”

How To Check If Your Mobile Phone is Compatible With Using a UK Pre-paid Sim Card?

Are you a savvy traveler heading to the UK and Europe who wants to keep using your phone just like how you would at home?  If so, then you should consider buying a UK pre-paid SIM card.

The benefits are clear: maintain a steady constant connection with high speed data, a local UK phone number that people can call you at and the freedom to use the SIM card in 34 European countries.
Continue reading “How To Check If Your Mobile Phone is Compatible With Using a UK Pre-paid Sim Card?”