Friday, October 26, 2012

Wi-Fi to be installed in Queens subway stations

From the NY Post:

The next stop for underground subway cellphone and Wi-Fi service will be Queens.

The MTA announced yesterday it will add the perk in 40 stations in Queens sometime in 2013, part of a seven-year plan to outfit the entire system.

The only stops currently wired for cellphone and computer access are in Manhattan at stations along 14th Street and the C/E station at 23rd Street on Eighth Avenue.

Only T-Mobile and AT&T users will have cellphone service, but the wireless service is free.

Transit Wireless also plans to add service to 30 more stations in Manhattan in 2013, including Times Square, Rockefeller Center and 59th Street-Columbus Circle.

Officials did not reveal where in Queens would be next to get service.


Joe said...

The crooks are going to have a free for all with all them Hipsters using tablets & IPADS.
Worse --This also does not mix with active railroad tracks, its as smart as texting and driving.
Innocent people are going to end up down in the track beds, fights.

Anonymous said...

Do we really need more distractions for passengers?

Joe... "
those "I-Phone" snatchers actually have a name for it..."Apple picking"

Dontchaluvit all?

The "I-Phone", in particular, is the single most theft inviting item to a Rolex watch.
That's why I won't allow my wife to have one.
Carry a not so smart phone and you're a lot safer.

Anyway, you shouldn't be talking or texting when you're supposed to be staying alert.

Leroy said...

"Yo, bro...
this is better than all that gold chain snatchin' we used to do back in the 80s.

Anonymous said...

It's about time - take your chances not getting a beat down for your IPAD!

Anonymous said...

Better they should ventilate the stations that need it. But AT&T wouldn't sponsor that, would they?

Anonymous said...

Increased chances of iphones being snatched as well as now being hacked.

Sounds good.

Anonymous said...

I thought the MTA had no money? So I'll have to pay more money to be distracted by people who need to share their conversation w/everyone else on the subway; can't wait!

Anonymous said...

Great. The subway was my last refuge from annoying cellphone chatters in public.

Anonymous said...

That ought to spike up the Grand Larceny numbers..............

Anonymous said...

Beats hearing those Latino buskers, going from car to car, "performing" on the #7 line.

Anonymous said...

Anon No. 8: If I read this correctly, not only is the MTA NOT paying for this, they're also sharing in the profits: