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Cricket to Offer Service On Chicago Subway

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Apr 13, 2009, 9:44 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Cricket Wireless has signed a lease agreement with the Chicago Transit Authority to provide wireless services to transit users. The lease, which costs $22,500 per month and was put in place for 10 years, will give Cricket's Chicago customers the ability to use their wireless phones while using the Chicago subway. The leave covers the Chicago Red and Blue lines, covering 11.4 miles of track. Verizon Wireless and U.S. Cellular have similar agreements with the CTA.

more info at Chicago Tribune »




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Apr 13, 2009, 3:44 PM

Why only CDMA in the subway

It's interesting to note that there are only CDMA carriers involved in Chicago's subway system. I am really surprised that at&t, tmobile, and sprint are not yet available there, as it seems they all have strong markets in Chicago.
originally Us Cellular was the only carrier down there. i guess their exclusive rights ran out. and note...Sprint is also a CDMA carrier.
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