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Cell Service to Expand to 30 NYC Subway Stations Next Year

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Nov 19, 2012, 11:00 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Transit Wireless today announced that it will increase the availability of underground cellular service to a total of 30 New York City subway stations by the end of the first quarter of 2013. Some of the new stations set to receive wireless access include Times Square, Columbus Circle, and Rockefeller Center, all of which are major hubs in New York. So far, AT&T and T-Mobile USA have agreed to the expansion, though Transit Wireless is still holding discussions with Sprint and Verizon Wireless. Transit Wireless has provided service in six underground stations since late 2011. It says progress on the 30-station build out was delayed by the effects of Hurricane Sandy. Transit plans to eventually cover all 277 subway stations throughout New York City with wireless service.

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Andras888

Nov 19, 2012, 12:10 PM

About time

Washington DC and the rest of the World's civilization has had subway mobile service for decades.
Washington DC is a rarity in north america to have this kind of coverage. As far as I understand, this is popular outside of North America, but not here. I don't think any Canadian cities have subway coverage whatsoever, and most large American citie...
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D.C. has a population of 600k, NYC has a population of 8 million. DC's Metro has 80 stations. NYC's MTA has over 400.
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Mark_S

Nov 19, 2012, 12:34 PM

Needed

Now New Yorkers can play with their apps, text or talk and further get distracted in a risky area. I can see it now. Someone distracted on the platform with their phone, then falls onto the tracks. Way to go!
One less idiot to worry about, IMO.
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