Many rail stations in the UK already offer free Wi-Fi to passengers, though the service is generally limited up to 15 minutes of usage. Currently there are 50 London Overground stations that offer free Wi-Fi for 60 minutes, with 6 additional stations coming online by June. Payment packages for longer usage are also available. Microsoft has inked a new deal with The Cloud, resulting in free unlimited Wi-Fi service. The service is expected to be extended as long as the sponsorship deal with The Cloud and Microsoft continues.
The deal goes in effect from today and will last until the 24th of April. London Overground and stations run by First Great Western and Greater Anglia will benefit from this deal. When they sign in, users will be shown Microsoft branding on the landing page. The entire deal has been done to promote Microsoft’s Office 365 suite. Users will be able to get more information about the Office 365 suite by simply clicking on a button. The Cloud’s content portal will function as before, offering travel information, Sky News and Sky Sports to users. A clever way to advertise their product isn’t it? Who doesn’t love free and unlimited Wi-Fi!