AT&T has struck a deal with New York to add cell service coverage to the city’s underground subway stations. The deal means AT&T customers, including iPhone owners, will have cell signal availability even when they’re underground waiting for trains.
AT&T Goes Underground
According to Businessweek, T-Mobile also signed a deal with the city, so their customers will have signal availability, too. Both cell service providers will have the option to renew their contracts with the city up to four times in five year intervals.
Full details of the deals haven’t been released yet, although at this point it appears that the carriers will be adding coverage to all 277 underground subway stations in New York City.