36 New York City subway stations to get Verizon service later this year

36 New York City subway stations to get Verizon service later this year
Soon, large rats and the homeless won't be the only things hanging around New York City subway stations 24 hours a day. Verizon has come to terms with Transit Wireless to bring Big Red's 3G and 4G LTE service to 76 Big Apple subway stations with 36 locations expected to be up and running later this year. Over the next few weeks, Big Red will start installing equipment in Transit Wireless' secure Base Station Hotel facilities. These 36 stations are already online.

Once the first phase is completed, Verizon and Transit Wireless will then turn their attention to adding cell service to 40 stations including 34th street Herald Square and Grand Central Station. This phase will include subway stations throughout the borough of Queens, and will be up and running in early 2014. Unlike the first 36 stations, these subway stops are not yet connected online, making it a bigger job for Transit Wireless and Verizon.


source: Verizon via Engadget

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8 Comments

1. ilani

Posts: 90; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

Just wow! will Verizon please hurry up and get your butts into Canada Already? we're waiting...

2. lsutigers

Posts: 832; Member since: Mar 08, 2009

3. rallyguy

Posts: 620; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

Yeah I thought Sprint already had service there. How about they split the subway and let everyone roam on the other. That should help keep the costs down.

4. ThePro

Posts: 26; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

I'm amazed they haven't put signal on all stations and all carriers.. In my 3rd world country (Argentina), we have 2g signal on all carriers on all stations (and between stations too!), and in some carriers we have HSPA+

5. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

not only inn argentina in mexico city DF ALL metro stations have 3g hspa signal with telcel , only telcel works underground movistar,iusacell dont work underground only telcel works underground.

7. ThePro

Posts: 26; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Well, in Argentina all the 3 (or 4 if you're counting Nextel) work underground (Personal, Movistar, Claro). Claro has HSPA+ in all stations, Personal has old 3g on some stations, Movistar has nothing (as usual.)

6. TruPatriot

Posts: 110; Member since: May 27, 2013

Does the other 95% of the country even care?

8. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

No, take the amount of people on verizon that use the subway often and less than 1% could care less.

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