More underground subways stations get cell service with final phase 2 years away

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For the first time, cell service and wi-fi will be officially available outside underground subway stations in Manhatan.

Transit Wireless is building the system at no cost to the MTA.

“Hundreds of millions of new annual subway patrons will soon receive the benefits of having all the major wireless carriers AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, Sprint and Wi-Fi service in underground stations, including Queens,” said William A. Bayne Jr., CEO of Transit Wireless. “This is a huge benefit to all the visitors and tourists that come to New York City every day.”

The Bronx and Brooklyn stations will not be done until the final phases of the project due to construction schedules. Plans call for service at 277 underground stations by the end of 2016 or the beginning of 2017.

Check service availability here on the company’s website: