Six stations are already wired for service and 30 more stations will come online in groups of five, including Times Square, Herald Square and Columbus Circle, by this summer.
A notification will be displayed on the screen of your mobile device with a text that reads: “Severe alert” or “Extreme alert.”
On Thursday, officials will send six test messages between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. to AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon customers who have mobile devices that are enabled to receive emergency alerts.
The co-chair of Gov. Dan Malloy’s panel examining the state’s power companies wants to know how much it would cost to harden the electrical system, even against a storm as strong as a category 3 hurricane.
The panel created to investigate the response to both Tropical Storm Irene and the freak October snowstorm meets today in Connecticut.
Now that cell phone service has arrived on part of the subway system, the program is poised to expand.
All underground stations are expected to be wired by 2016, but trains are not expected to have service between stations.
The long-delayed project to wire New York City subway stations for cell phone service is finally bearing fruit.
New York Sen. Charles Schumer is asking major cell phone carriers to help put an end to cell phone thefts by deactivating the phones themselves if reported lost or stolen.
The service has already started in three locations: Battery Park, Joyce Kilmer Park in the Bronx, and Thomas Jefferson Park in East Harlem.
A new national alert system is set to begin in New York City that will alert the public to emergencies via cell phones.
AT&T Inc. said it had agreed to buy T-Mobile USA for $39 billion. If approved by regulators, the deal would close about a year from now.
AT&T Inc. on Sunday said it will buy T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom AG in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $39 billion.
On the same day it started taking pre-orders for the iPhone, Verizon Wireless is updating its terms of service to give it the right to slow down data service for users who use far more than others.
All told, AT&T added a record 2.8 million wireless subscribers, to reach 95.5 million. That number is 86.2 million excluding “connected devices.”