How many of you take your data connection on a smartphone or tablet for granted? Well, if taking the Wi-Fi route had always been your cup of tea, then you ought be pleased to hear that AT&T and Transit Wireless are working together to expand their partnership, bringing about AT&T’s wireless voice and data service to up to 242 additional underground New York City subway stations that will feature Transit Wireless’ state-of-the-art wireless network in the future.
At time of publishing, the AT&T service is currently available across 30 stations in mid-town Manhattan from Phase 1 of the project, while there is also another half dozen from the Initial Build in Chelsea. As you read this, AT&T engineers are working to install equipment in Transit Wireless’ secure Base Station Hotel facilities so that 3G and 4G LTE connectivity can be brought over to Phase 2 of the project, where it is made up to 40 different stations – 11 of those stations being located in mid-town Manhattan, which will include Grand Central Terminal, 34th St. Herald Square and Bryant Park, while the rest of the 29 underground stations are in the borough of Queens. Do expect the whole Phase Two build-out to be completed by this summer. [Press Release]