T-Mobile Expands Coverage On Boston's T Lines
T-Mobile USA today announced with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority that it has boosted the underground footprint of its wireless services that are accessible to passengers of The T. T-Mobile now covers the Blue and Green Lines in addition to the Red and Orange Lines, including 13 miles of track and 26 underground stations/platforms. According to T-Mobile, today's expansion means service is available at key hubs, including Hynes Convention Center, Fenway Park, TD Garden, Copley Square, Boston Public Library, New England Aquarium, Boston Common, and Boston Public Garden. The underground network supports voice calls, texting, surfing the web, connected applications, and email. It is free to use for T-Mobile customers.
NYC Reaches Full Cellular Coverage In All Subway Stations
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo today announced that by January 9th, all underground subway stations in New York City will have cellular and Wi-Fi coverage. The system was built and is maintained by Transit Wireless, which confirmed to Phone Scoop that this milestone includes all four major wireless carriers, at all covered stations.
Google Maps Transit Navigation Adds Wheelchair-Compatible Routes
Google today updated Google Maps public transit navigation with support for wheelchairs. The company asked its Local Guides to begin adding wheelchair/accessibility data to Maps last fall.
Amazon, Boingo Giving Away 6 Months of WiFi
Amazon Underground and Boingo Wireless today said people who download Boingo's app from Amazon Underground will be rewarded with six months of free WiFi. The offer is good between now and December 31.
Amtrak Routes In the Northeast Added to Apple Maps
Apple has expanded mass transit directions in Apple Maps thanks to the addition of Amtrak routes along the Northeast Corridor. iPhone and iPad owners can now plan routes that include Acela Express, Northeast Regional, Pennsylvanian, Maple Leaf, and other lines to points between Boston and Washington, D.C.
Amazon Underground Heralds 'Actually Free Apps'
Amazon today made available a new app that gives Android device owners access to totally free apps worth tens of thousands of dollars. Amazon Underground, which must be side-loaded directly from Amazon's web site, provides users with free versions of games and other apps that typically include fees of some sort.