AT&T, Boingo and T-Mobile to expand wireless service to 30 Big Apple subway stations

AT&T, Boingo and T-Mobile to expand wireless service to 30 Big Apple subway stations
With AT&T, Boingo and T-Mobile currently providing wireless service to six MTA subway stations serving Manhattan's Chelsea area, the trio has agreed to extend their service to 30 more subway stations. Transit Wireless has expanded its deal with three wireless operators to include high traffic subway stations in Times Square, Columbus Circle and Rockefeller Center. The 30 new stations are expected to be in operation by the first quarter of 2013. Originally, the infrastructure at the new stations was scheduled to be finished earlier, but the damage left by Hurricane Sandy forced the MTA to divert resources to other stations. The Chelsea locations, which went offline during the storm, were back in business once power was restored to the sites.


Transit Wireless is the company that has the responsibility to provide cellular service for subway riders and plans on eventually offering cell service at all subway stations and for all subway stations in the Big Apple. The company is neutral and is attempting to get as many wireless carriers as possible to join the current trio in serving the 1.6 billion that ride the subway every year. The current service in Chelsea launched in September of 2011, with service provided by AT&T and T-Mobile.


source: Engadget

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6 Comments

1. BomberXL

Posts: 82; Member since: Jan 17, 2012

Finally, i thought about this years ago. you know.. when phones came into existence... but im really glad i can watch youtube videos withen train stations.

2. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Thats Good news for New Yorkers. But what bout those of us taking the D.C. METRO?

3. jolowi

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

Well of course itll settle all across USA, then hopefully Canada. Give it time buddy

4. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Hey T-Mobile, what about the subways in Chicago? Clearly I'm not the only one waiting for this. :/

5. Azure01

Posts: 127; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Ours in NY aren't even done and you guys are getting mad that they didn't start working on your area...so should ours be half done? Patience.

6. dc0321

Posts: 24; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

..in china and other countries theres cellphone service in the subway station and in the trains.also air condition in the station ..in hk 3g facetime was like 12 years ago . y are we so late.......

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