Just when you thought you could get away from it all, it’s here. On the other hand, if you need to contact someone in an emergency or finish that presentation, it’s also here. Wi-Fi, that is. It’s now available at these NYC subway stations:
The network is ’Free Boingo Wi-Fi’ and is sponsored by Google Offers and provided by Boingo Wireless. If you’re an AT&T or T-Mobile customer, you’ll be able to use your cell phone and have data messages at these stations. 911 will also be able to be accessed.
The Wi-Fi will be available only until September 7th. We don’t know what will happen after that. The MTA plans to offer free Wi-Fi service in another 30 NYC subway stations on the West Side in 2012, including Times Square, Rockefeller Center and Columbus Circle. Eventually, we should be able to get service in 270 stations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, The Bronx, and Queens – someday. Did you know there are 1.6 billion annual riders on the NYC subway system?