Transit Wireless

Verizon Wireless Service Now Available In 35 New York City Subway Stations

January 28, 2014

Transit Wireless today announced that Verizon Wireless’ voice and 3G and 4G LTE data services are now available in New York City subway stations. The stations cover the west side of Manhattan from 23rd St. to 96th St, including Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Lincoln Center and Columbus Circle.

“At Verizon Wireless, we have a long track record of investing to provide customers the best possible service,” commented Patrick Devlin, regional president for Verizon Wireless. “Since 2000, we have invested more than $4.5 billion into our wireless network across the New York Metropolitan Region. The addition of Verizon Wireless voice and data services to these New York City subway stations will only further enhance our customers’ mobile experience.”

The addition of Verizon Wireless service to the Transit Wireless network allows millions more New Yorkers and visitors to stay in touch with friends and family while in subway stations and on platforms, but also provides the ability to dial 911 in an emergency. A critical security improvement, E911 allows dispatchers to know when a call is being placed from an underground platform and direct emergency personnel to the approximate location where the call was made.

“The build-out of the Transit Wireless network continues to progress on schedule, as we add additional carriers like Verizon Wireless and begin work on Phase Two of the project to bring service to 40 additional stations, including Grand Central Station in Manhattan, as well as all underground stations throughout Queens,” said William A. Bayne Jr., CEO of Transit Wireless. “Our network not only provides an important security improvement to riders, but also serves as the backbone for future innovations throughout the subway system.”

The subway stations now connected for Verizon Wireless customers include:

– 5th Ave N·R
– 57th St N·R·Q
– 49th St N·R
– Times Square N·R·Q
– 28th St R
– 23rd St R
– 96th St B·C
– 86th St B·C
– 81st St B·C
– 72nd St B·C
– 59th St Columbus Circle A·B·C·D
– 50th St C·E
– 42nd St Times Square A·C·E
– 57th St F
– 50th St Rockefeller Center B·D·F
– 5th Ave E
– 7th Ave B·D·E
– 96th St 1·2·3
– 86th St 1
– 79th St 1
– 72nd St 1·2·3
– 66th St Lincoln Center 1
– 59th St Columbus Circle 1
– 50th St 1
– Times Square 1·2·3
– 28th St 1
– 23rd St 1
– 18th St 1
– Times Square 7
– Times Square SHUTTLE
– 34th St Herald Square M·N·R·Q
– 42nd St Bryant Park B·D·F·M
– 34th St Herald Square B·D·F·M·N·Q·R
– 28th St 6
– 5th Ave Bryant Park 7

To quickly find stations that have wireless service on-the-go, please visit Transit Wireless’ mobile-friendly website at

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