Good news self-important New Yorkers! In the next couple years, New Yorkers will be able to make calls in subway stations and train cars. The bad news of course is you’ll have to endure peoples obnoxious recounts of their drunken weekend. You may even receive a text from the subway driver himself.
It was originally reported that riders would only be able to use their cell phones in train stations, not in transit.
But Alex Mashinsky, CEO of Q Wireless and one of the companies that won the contract said the following:
“Cell phone users with vital information to impart will be able to get a signal in most subway tunnels.”
And by vital information I’m sure he doesn’t mean transmitting your latest half-naked, mirror skank suck face poise to your beau or your beau forwarding your latest half-naked, mirror skank suck face poise to his horndog buddies.
This service annoyance wont be available immediately, however.
Transit Wireless, the primary company involved in making cell service in subways a possibility, has two years to outfit six stations to test the technology, then have four more years to rig up all 277 stations.
So it appears that subway riders will have plenty of time left in which to lie to their bosses about being stuck on the subway.
Source: Huffington Post