Eventually, the goal is to expand service onto the trains and throughout the entire Big Apple subway system. And of course, those CDMA carriers are going to want to take a whack at offering subway riders cellular service as well. The speed that the subway service expands depends on how well this pilot program does.
Having a working cell phone at your side while you're standing on a nearly deserted subway platform late at night might give you a little extra boost of confidence. Now if only the carriers could come up with a way to have their signals penetrate some of those thick Big Apple skyscrapers.
source: NYTimes via TmoNews
New Yorkers trying to use their cell phone on a Brooklyn subway platform in 2007; starting Tuesday in certain locations, AT&T and T-Mobile users will be able to get a signal