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See Which Subway Stations are Wired for Wireless

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 02:03 PM

Verizon Wireless customers can now use their cellphones in 35 of New York City's underground subway stations. Transit officials said Tuesday that Verizon service is available in stations including Rockefeller Center, Lincoln Center and Times Square.

A deal was announced to wire the subway system last year. The carriers AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless and Sprint all signed on, but only AT&T and T-Mobile service were initially available.

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Comments [9]

Jim Demers from NYC

People seem to be confusing Wi-Fi service with cellphone service. What's in the stations is cellphone service. "Public access" generally refers to Wi-Fi.

Feb. 02 2014 03:06 AM
David Chowes from New York City

BUT, OF FAR MORE IMPORTANCE IS YOUR STORY ABOUT GOV. CHRIS CHRISTY

I was disappointed when the many revelations of his possible political indiscretions which came to light beginning with the GWB.

But, now with his concern about "sexting" during the Super Bowl CLXXII, I now doubt he was aware of what his staff and friends did, After all he has demonstrated great concern for folks.

Thank you Gov. Christie.

Jan. 30 2014 12:09 PM
Hubert J Steed from Greenwich Village - NYC

Google is now providing free wireless access in the Chelsea Manhattan area and free public access is available in some public parks, but not in my Washington Square Park area.

Shouldn't free public wireless access be provided in all public city places in case of emergencies and at least in subways and public parks?

Jan. 30 2014 11:04 AM
Hubert J Steed from Greenwich Village - NYC

Google is now providing free wireless access in the Chelsea Manhattan area and free public access is available in some public parks, but not in my Washington Square Park area.

Shouldn't free public wireless access be provided in all public city places in case of emergencies and at least in subways and public parks?

Jan. 30 2014 11:04 AM
Urzzz from Brooklyn

my AT&T phone get signal in a few certain spots of Jay Street Metro tech on the ACF line . Also some signal on the 4/5 platform at Fulton St downtown Manhattan.

Jan. 30 2014 09:24 AM
Wendy from Brooklyn, NY

RE: East side access. I was forced onto the 4/5 line when F service to Brooklyn was down last week, and was able to send an email with full bars at Fulton St.

Jan. 30 2014 09:07 AM
Marie from New York

I've noticed some cell providers have better service at these stations. When I had ATT, the service was excellent and I could always quickly send an email but now with Verizon, the signal seems less strong. Is there any reason (other than my anecdotal evidence) why different carriers would have a different strength signal at these stations?

Jan. 30 2014 08:27 AM
PG from Grammercy

So when will the east side join the modern era?

Jan. 30 2014 08:19 AM
Eddie

Fyi- Both KickMap apps of the NYC Subways (free & paid) have shown the stations with WiFi since June. More info here:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nyc-subway-24-hour-kickmap/id285668269?mt=8

Jan. 29 2014 09:28 PM

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