Cricket to Offer Service On Chicago Subway
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.
Apple Maps Gains Transit Directions
Apple today announced that Apple Maps in iOS 9 will support transit information and directions. The update supports multi-modal trips, including walking, subway, and ferry segments.
Chicago to Install LTE 4G Throughout Subway System
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced an initiative along with AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless that will see the city's subway system upgraded with LTE 4G. The City of Chicago and Chicago Transit Authority have agreed to fund the project with $32.5 million.
Transit Wireless to Start Phase 3 of NYC Subway Project
Transit Wireless and the New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority today said more New York City residents will gain access to cellular service when using the subway. To start, Transit Wireless has completed Phase 2 of the project, which means 11 new stations in Manhattan and 29 stations in Queens are now connected with cellular and Wi-Fi service.
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.
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