Transit Wireless, the company that’s in charge of brining cellular phone service to New York City’s subway stations, recently announced that it hopes to have 30 more stops online by early next year. According to the Verge, new stations will include such high-traffic hubs as Times Square, Columbus Circle, and Rockefeller Center, and the company says has T-Mobile and AT&T locked in to participate–though it’s still in talks with Sprint and Verizon. As Gothamist reports, the 30 new stations were originally set to get service by the end of this year, but the operation was delayed by Hurricane Sandy.
Eventually, Transit Wireless will have 277 stations online, but so far, there are only four: the 14th Street stops on 6th, 7th, and 8th Avenues and the 23rd Street and 8th Avenue station. And while the company’s contract only demands service in the stations, it says it has the capacity to get some tunnels online as well.
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