NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - Now that cell phone service has arrived on part of the subway system, the program is poised to expand.
On Tuesday, AT&T and T-Mobile customers were able to get service at
- 23rd Street on the C & E platform
- The 6th & 8th Avenue L Stops
- 14th Street, at the 1, 2, 3, F, M, C, E and A stops.
The service is being provided after the two companies signed 10-year contracts to provide cell and Wi-Fi service through a network being built by Transit Wireless.
During the next phase of the rollout, Midtown Manhattan appears to be getting wired up. The following stations will receive service next:
- Along the 1, 2, and 3 line: 18th Street, 23rd Street, 28th Street, 50th Street, 59th Street, 66th Street, 72nd Street, 79th Street, 86th Street, 96th Street
- Along the N, Q, and R line: 23rd Street, 34th Street, 42nd Street, 49th Street, 57th Street, 5th Avenue
Other wired stations include:
- 7th Avenue B, D, and E
- 34th Street B, D, F and M
- Times Square A, C, E and Shuttle
- 50th Street C and E
- 57th Street F
- Columbus Circle A, C, B and D
- 72nd Street B and C
- 81st Street B and C
- 86th Street B and C
All underground stations are expected to be wired by 2016. Trains are not expected to have service between stations.
The cell phone service begins as the NYPD reported a spike in crime targeting electronic devices in the subway.
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