Have you ever noticed some people are on the phone on the train? While not great, some riders are able to complete calls and exchange text messages on trains, particularly along the No. 1 train line. I usually wait until the train pulls into the station before I hit send.
While the MTA has no plans to wire the entire tunnels riders might be able to find cellphone signals not just on platforms but on moving trains themselves because the stations nearby are wired.
While the network allows full cell phone and Wi-Fi connectivity, enabling voice and data functions such as phone calls, text messages, emails, music and video streaming and more, all underground, it also enables important services that improve safety and security like E911.
The list of stations now connected is as follows (* first six were part of the initial build):
|*1||23 Street – 8 Ave.|
|*2||14 Street – 8 Ave.|
|*3||14 Street – 7 Ave.|
|*4||14 Street – 6 Ave.|
|*5||14 Street – 8 Ave.|
|*6||14 Street – 6 Ave.|
|11||81 Street-Museum of Natural History|
|16||66 Street-Lincoln Center|
|19||47-50 Streets-Rockefeller Center|
|20||57 Street-7 Ave.|
|26||5 Ave.-53 Street|
|27||59 Street-Columbus Circle|
|28||59 St-Columbus Circle|
|30||Times Square-42 Street|
|31||Times Square-42 Street|
|32||Times Square-42 Street|
|33||Times Square-42 Street|
|34||Times Square-42 Street|
|35||5 Ave.-59 Street|
Sorry I missed your call I was on the subway ,-)