Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Wireless service coming to the CH Metro stop

WMATA announced today that wireless service is coming to its 20 business Metro stations this Fall, Columbia Heights among them. Beginning on October 16, riders who have phone service with Verizon, Sprint Nextel, AT&T, or T-Mobile will now be able to use this new wireless network to make phone calls and access the Internet in Metro stations. The 20 underground stations are: Ballston, Bethesda, Columbia Heights, Crystal City, Dupont Circle, Farragut North, Farragut West, Federal Center SW, Foggy Bottom-GWU, Friendship Heights, Gallery Pl-Chinatown, Judiciary Square, L'Enfant Plaza, McPherson Square, Metro Center, Pentagon, Pentagon City, Rosslyn, Smithsonian, and Union Station. 

This is great news for iPhone users like myself who sadly gave up Metro cell service, via Verizon, for a cooler phone and a cheaper plan. Once this network is up and running, Metro said it will work on expanding it to the remaining underground stations by the end of 2010.

Read more from WMATA's press release or on DCist.

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