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Verizon Wires Up 35 Subway Stations For Wi-Fi Use

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Verizon Wireless customers can now use their cellphones in 35 of New York City’s underground subway stations.

Transit officials said Tuesday that Verizon service is available in the following stations – all of them in Manhattan.

• Fifth Avenue – N and R lines;
• 57th Street – N, R and Q lines;
• 49th Street – N and R lines;
• Times Square-42nd Street – N, R and Q lines;
• 28th Street – R Line;
• 23rd Street – R Line;
• 96th Street – B and C lines; A Line overnight;
• 86th Street – B and C lines; A Line overnight;
• 81st Street — B and C lines; A Line overnight;
• 72nd Street — B and C lines; A Line overnight;
• 59th Street-Columbus Circle – A, B, C and D lines;
• 50th Street — C and E lines; A line overnight;
• 42nd Street-Port Authority Bus Terminal – A, C and E lines;
• 57th Street – F Line;
• 47th-50th streets-Rockefeller Center – B, D, F and M lines;
• Fifth Avenue-53rd Street – E and M lines;
• Seventh Avenue – B, D and E lines;
• 96th Street – 1, 2 and 3 lines;
• 86th Street – 1 Line;
• 79th Street – 1 Line;
• 72nd Street – 1, 2 and 3 lines;
• 66th Street-Lincoln Center – 1 Line
• 59th Street-Columbus Circle – 1 Line
• 50th Street – 1 Line
• Times Square-42nd Street – 1, 2 and 3 lines;
• 28th Street –1 Line;
• 23rd Street – 1 Line;
• 18th Street – 1 Line;
• Times Square-42nd Street – 7 Line
• Times Square-42nd Street – Grand Central Shuttle (S)
• 34th Street-Herald Square – N, R and Q lines;
• 42nd Street-Bryant Park – B, D, F and M lines
• 34th Street-Herald Square – B, D, F and M lines;
• 28th Street – 6 Line
• 5th Avenue-Bryant Park – 7 Line

A deal was announced to wire the subway system last year. The carriers AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless and Sprint all signed on, but initially only AT&T and T-Mobile service were initially available.

The program is being paid for by technology company Transit Wireless.

A company spokeswoman said Verizon voice and data services are now available in the 35 stations.

Transit Wireless hopes to make the services available in all underground subway stations by 2017.

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