Cellular voice and data services will be available across 36 different subway stops. The NYC subway's wireless has already AT&T and T-Mobile, but soon to get Verizon and sprint. Verizon is ramping up network coverage for its subscribers who ride the NYC subways. In the next several weeks, they will start working on installing the necessary network gear, which would provide wireless access in 36 NYC subway stations. Once everything is up and running, Verizon subscribers will be able to get onto 3G and 4G.
The reason for them trying to do this is because of an agreement between Verizon and Transit Wireless, which runs a wireless network across the 36 different subways. Verizon plans to join Transit Wireless in the next phase of the wireless rollout. In 2014, they will add more than 40 stations including Central Station, Bryant Park and several stops in Queens. Boingo Wireless provides the Wi-Fi component for Transit Wireless where AT&T and T-Mobile USA are already on the network. Transit Wireless CEO William Bayne Jr. said " We are extremely pleased to gain Verizon's participation in our wireless network in the New York City subway system, facilitating high-quality voice and data services in the underground," hey are also happy about getting four major wireless carriers to bring the New Yorkers ability to stay connected in the stations.