Sure, depending on the subway stop, you can sometimes get just enough of a signal at subway stations to fire off or receive a quick text message, but that’s about it. And that’s only if you’re lucky.
According to BusinessWeek:
Transit Wireless said in July it secured new financing to build the network for New York’s 277 underground subway stations. The deal rejuvenated a plan that had been delayed for about three years.
Guess who has signed 10-year deals with Transit Wireless for use of its networks in the subway stations? That’s right, AT&T and T-Mobile will, and both will have the option to renew their contracts up to four times in five-year increments.
Although I enjoy some of the peace and quiet in the NYC subways, if you don’t count the noise of the trains passing by and brakes screeching, I wouldn’t mind the chatterboxes down there if it means I get to waste away on Twitter and send and receive e-mails and text messages.
No word on when the service will become available, but the two carriers are expected to make an announcement on the deal very soon.
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