AT&T and T-Mobile customers will be able to use their phones underground, starting in four stations in Chelsea this week.
A number of subway stations in New York City began offering cellular service this week. Starting Tuesday, people subscribed to the AT&T and T-Mobile networks were able to use their phones on four station platforms in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. The NYT reports that:
The pilot program will introduce cellphone reception to the C-E platforms at 23rd Street and Eighth Avenue and three other stations along West 14th Street: the A, C, E and L platforms at Eighth Avenue; the F, M and L platforms at Avenue of the Americas; and the Seventh Avenue station that serves the Nos. 1, 2 and 3 lines.
The service will not work during trips in the tunnels as the signal will go only a short way in. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority hopes to extend this service to other parts of the system if it’s considered a success.
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