MTA Platforms to Get Cellphone Service, Tuesday

Jungle Buzz — By on September 24, 2011 at 1:51 pm

Sick of getting no cell connection in the subways? Well, all that is about to change. The MTA has just stated that passengers will be able to make calls and go online starting Tuesday.

Initially, only users who use AT&T and T-Mobile will have access at the 14th Street corridor  at the A, C, E, F, L, M and No. 1, 2 and 3 platforms. As well, as at the C and E train station at 23rd Street. Service will be available at those platforms, but not in the tunnels, since they won’t be wired for service. By 2016 the MTA expects all 277 train stations to be connected.

Transit Wireless is the company responsible for hooking the stations up for service. According to AMNY, they’re also in talks with Verizon and Sprint to expand the service, but for now users with those carriers are left in the dark. Expect your daily commute to get much louder!

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