Government technology reports that cell service is now available at six different subway stations in New York City. Passengers can now send texts, calls and browse the internet while waiting for their train at the station. Currently, only passengers who have AT&T and T-Mobile have coverage in the subway stations, but New York City is hoping to complete negotiations with other carriers within 60 days. Government Technology reports:
The Big Apple joins San Francisco, Chicago, Boston and Washington D.C. as major U.S. cities to offer subway cellular service. Those cities went live with their own municipal transit cell networks in 2006, 2006, 2007 and 2009, respectively.
This is certainly good news for travelers and will help pass the time while waiting for a train. The subway stations that currently have cell coverage are:
- A, C, E Station at Eighth Avenue & West 14th St
- L Station at Eighth Avenue & West 14th St
- C, E Station at Eighth Avenue & West 23rd St
- 1, 2, 3 Station at Sixth Avenue & West 14th St
- L Station at Sixth Avenue & West 14th St
Are you surprised to learn that NYC did not offer coverage until this week?