NEW YORK (WPIX)—After years of talks, subway riders at some New York City underground stops will soon have cell phone service.
The MTA has a deal with a company called Transit Wireless to provide cell and data service on underground subway platforms. Beginning on Tuesday, September 27th, AT&T and T-Mobile customers will have service on the following platforms:
- F, M and L platforms at 14th Street and 6th Avenue - No. 1, 2 and 3 platform at 14th Street and 7th Avenue - A, C, E and L platforms at 14th Street and 8th Avenue - C and E platforms at 23rd Street and 8th Avenue
Negotiations are ongoing to offer Verizon and Sprint customers the service.
According to the contract between the MTA and Transit Wireless, all 277 subway stations in New York City will be equipped for cell phone service by 2016.