Transit Wireless Upgrades Earliest NYC Subway Stops
Transit Wireless today said that it has upgraded the cell service found in six different subway stations scattered across New York City. The stations were among the first in the city to gain access to wireless services back in 2011. According to Transit Wireless, the company building the underground network, the stations have been updated to the latest 3G and 4G wireless technologies from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless. The stations include 34th St. / Herald Square (B, D, F, M, Q, N, R lines); 42nd St. / Bryant Park (7, B, D, F, M lines); Grand Central / 42nd St. (4, 5, 6, 7, S lines); 23rd St., 28th St., and 33rd St. (6 line); and 23rd St. (F, M lines). Transit Wireless has lit up service in dozens of other midtown subway stations and plans to provide service to 29 stations in Queens by the end of summer.
Sprint Targeting a Fall Launch for VoLTE
Sprint expects to deploy voice over LTE across its network starting this fall. Sprint competitors AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless already offer VoLTE across the bulk of their footprints, making Spring the last major carrier to deploy the upgraded voice technology.
AT&T Follows T-Mo and Verizon, to Offer Free Olympic Roaming
AT&T today said that like its competitors T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless, it will offer customers the opportunity to use their mobile devices during the 2018 Winter Olympic Games at no extra cost. Specifically, AT&T will waive the $10 fee normally charged for the AT&T International Day Pass.
Qualcomm's Snapdragon X50 5G Modem to Connect First 5G Networks and Devices
Qualcomm today said various network operators plan to use its Snapdragon X50 5G modem in trials this year, while a number of device makers have selected the X50 for mobile gear due next year. According to Qualcomm, the carriers committed to the X50 include AT&T, British Telecom, China Mobile, Deutsche Telekom, KDDI, NTT DoCoMo, Orange, Singtel, SK Telecom, Sprint, Telstra, Verizon, and others.
OnePlus 5T and Honor 7X Now Available In Red
OnePlus and Honor today made red versions of their most recent devices available to U.S. consumers.
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.