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Sprint to Spring Into NYC Subways Soon

Dan Jones
3/31/2014
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Transit Wireless now has wireless service up in about 50 subway stations in New York City and is expecting to be available in 77 by the end of the year, with Sprint service coming online soon.

Transit Wireless CEO Bill Bayne wrote recently in a post on his company's blog that 3G, 4G, and WiFi service is now available "in about 50 stations throughout Midtown and the Upper West Side." Construction in Queens is under way. (See Transit Wireless: Unwiring the NYC Subway and Take the 4G Train: More Wireless in NYC Subways.)

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has just started to put ads up about the wireless service on subway trains.

Three of the four major US operators -- AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T), T-Mobile US Inc. , and Verizon Wireless -- already have 3G and 4G services in the stations that are online. Boingo Wireless Inc. is the WiFi provider for the stations. (See Verizon Onboard With NYC Subway Wireless.)

Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S) expects to offer services underground soon. "We expect to bring the first stations online this spring," a spokeswoman for Sprint told Light Reading on Monday. (See 4G LTE Grows (Above & Below).)

Here are the stations coming online in 2014.

Table 1: Transit Wireless's Phase II Subway Stations

Station Name Station Complex Line
34th St 34 St-Herald Square (B,D,F,N,Q,R) NRQ
34th St 34 St-Herald Square (B,D,F,N,Q,R) BDFNQR
Main St Flushing-Main St (7) 7
Roosevelt Ave 74-Bway (7)/Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av (E,F,R,G) EFGR
Grand Central-platform Grand Central-42 St (S,4,5,6,7) 456
Grand Central Grand Central-42 St (S,4,5,6,7) 7
Grand Central SHUTTLE
Parsons Blvd Jamaica Center-Parsons-Archer (E,J,Z) EJZ
23rd 5t 23 St (6) 6
Union Turnpike Kew Gardens-Union Turnpike (E,F) EF
71st Ave Forest Hills-71 Av (E,F,R,G) EFGR
23rdSt 23 St (F) F
Woodhaven Blvd Woodhaven Blvd (R,G) GR
5th Ave 42 St-Bryant Pk (B,D,F)/5 Av (7) 7
42nd St 42 St-Bryant Pk (B,D,F)/5 Av (7) BDF
179th St Jamaica-179 St (F) F
Sutphin Blvd Sutphin Blvd-Archer Av-JFK Airport (E,J,Z) E
Grand Ave Grand Av-Newtown (R,G) GR
63rd Drive 63 Dr-Rego Park (R,G) GR
Steinway St Steinway St (R,G) GR
Elmhurst Ave Elmhurst Av (R,G) GR
Vernon-Jackson Vernon Blvd-Jackson Av (7) 7
46th St 46 St (R,G) GR
67th Ave 67 Av (R,G) GR
169th St 169 St (F) F
21st St 21 St-Queensbridge (F) F
Roosevelt Island Roosevelt Island (F) F
Queens Plaza Queens Plaza (E,R,G) EGR
Ely Ave-23rd 23 St-Ely Av (E)/Long Island City-Court Sq (G) E
Court Square 23 St-Ely Av (E)/Long Island City-Court Sq (G) G
Northern Blvd Northern Blvd (R,G) GR
Parsons Blvd Parsons Blvd (F) F
Van Wyck Blvd Briarwood-Van Wyck Blvd (E,F) F
Hunters Point Hunters Point Av (7) 7
Sutphin Blvd Sutphin Blvd (F) F
Jamaica-Van Wyck Jamaica-Van Wyck (E) E
75th Ave 75 Av (E,F) F
36th St 36 St (R,G) GR
65th St 65 St (R,G) GR
21st St/Van Alst Ave 21 St (G) G
Source: Transit Wireless

— Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, Light Reading

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Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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4/24/2014 | 10:06:57 AM
Re: Sprint
I wonder if the the MTA in NYC, the MBTA in Boston, and similar transportation authorities in major cities could increase their revenue by selling two types of tickets: ones without wireless access and ones with wireless access.  Those with wireless access would pay more to get a single-use password to access the system.
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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4/24/2014 | 10:04:51 AM
Re: station to station calling???
Gosh, you know, New England clam chowder on pizza does sound really good!
pcharles09
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pcharles09,
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4/18/2014 | 11:06:03 PM
Re: station to station calling???
OK sounds about right. I've never tried to maintain a connection once I step through the doors. I go into Airplane mode once I grab a seat.
SarahReedy
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SarahReedy,
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4/9/2014 | 10:55:10 AM
Re: Sprint
#richpeopleproblems

AT&T is expanding with Transit Wireless as well. Plans to reach 242 additional stations: http://www.cnet.com/news/at-t-transit-wireless-look-to-expand-new-york-subway-cell-service/
mendyk
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mendyk,
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4/9/2014 | 10:34:37 AM
Re: Sprint
Essential? Food, water, and shelter are essential. Network access in a train is "nice to have" at best.
GeoTel
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GeoTel,
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4/9/2014 | 8:08:38 AM
Sprint
Solid move by Sprint. Having coverage while traveling to and from work is essential and it's nice to see Sprint is stepping up to offer coverage to its customers.
DanJones
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DanJones,
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4/3/2014 | 12:11:58 PM
Re: station to station calling???
Boston pizza? Do they put chowder on it or something?
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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4/1/2014 | 9:58:01 PM
Re: station to station calling???
@Sarah: Uh-oh.  I sense a pizza debate coming on..........

(Incidentally, Pizzeria Regina in Boston's North End has the best pizza.)
SarahReedy
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4/1/2014 | 11:33:29 AM
Re: station to station calling???
Not in Chicago, but our system hasn't been upgraded yet. We trail NYC in SOME things like that.
DanJones
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DanJones,
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4/1/2014 | 11:31:28 AM
Re: station to station calling???
You get some way into the tunnel before it drops, its *almost* seamless on short tunnels.
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