The MTA recently signed an agreement to provide cell and WiFi service in several subway stations by the end of 2011. The first stations to receive service will all be in Manhattan and include: 14th Street and Sixth Avenue on the F, M and L lines; 14th Street and Eighth Avenue on the A, C, E and L lines; 23rd Street and Eighth Avenue on the C and E lines; and 14th Street and Seventh Avenue on the 1, 2 and 3 lines. Service will be available in stations and on platforms, but not on the trains or in tunnels. In the current agreement, only T-Mobile and AT&T customers will receive a signal, but other phone providers are expected to sign on. Customers may have to pay extra for the service. It will cost about $200 million for Transit Wireless to wire all 277 underground stations. All stations are hoped to have cell service by 2016.
Cells On The Subway