A lot of us who continuously travel using public transport services such as trains, know that most of the time network signals are pretty weak. It’s very difficult to make calls and texts, let alone go online. Recently, NYC had made an announcement that each and every one of its subways will feature free WiFi by the end of 2016 – and it looks like they have turned that promise into a reality.
Transit Wireless, a leading company in the wireless communications industry has rolled out WiFi across all 279 underground stations throughout the city of New York. However, there are still plans in place for all of the subways to offer cell phone service too, which could also be rolled out sometime this year.
WiFi available for free in the city seems to be popping up drastically now, as back in 2016, NYC promised that they would be introducing new buses in Queens, that consist of free WiFi for the public. There are also new plans for the trains within the subways to have built-in WiFi, complemented by USB ports so that passengers can utilise the free Internet access as well as charge their devices. Another very unique and interesting plan is to have trash cans across New York that could be used as WiFi hotspots.
In retrospect, this new scheme by the city of New York is already up and running, so if you’re out and about in the Big Apple, be sure to look out for the “Transit Wireless WiFi” option on your device.
Source: | NY1 |
Via: | Ubergizmo |
Image: | Gizmodo |