New York City subway riders have one more reason to avoid eye contact now that thirty more subway stations and platforms are equipped with both wireless voice and data services. Travelers can connect to free wifi (see below), use mobile phones, text and surf the web.
Newly covered stations—as of April 25th—range from 18th street to 96th street on Manhattan’s West Side, including Times Square and Rockefeller Center. The MTA expects to eventually cover all 241 stations in the system.
To connect to the free wifi service, riders must choose “FreewifibyHTCone” and endure ads.