Getting a New Wireless Signal in Metro Today?
Calling Ballston, Bethesda, Columbia Heights, Crystal City, Dupont Circle, Farragut North, Farragut West, Federal Center SW, Foggy Bottom, Friendship Heights, Gallery Place, Judiciary Square, L'Enfant Plaza, McPherson Square, Metro Center, Pentagon, Pentagon City, Rosslyn, Smithsonian and Union Station.
Can you read me today on that non-Verizon, non-Sprint mobile phone you've been carrying around?
That's the plan worked out by Metro and the wireless carriers. But you'd better be on the platforms in those stations to test it. Nothing else will do, as Post staff writer Lena H. Sun points out. This is one small step for telecommunications.
Let us know if it's working for you today. There were reports through the week that people were discovering signals where there had been no signals, but I wasn't having much luck with my T-Mobile on Thursday afternoon.
The companies are scheduled to install service at the remaining 27 underground stations by next fall. Wireless customers will be able to use their devices in tunnels by October 2012.
Some early feedback from our Twitter followers:
@pchristianson: 3G at Union Station
@polititoon: I think Metro did this to boost sales. Metro this morning has more customers than usual
@perkinsms: Wmata was required by Federal law to provide cell phone coverage. They're doing the minimum required #rainonparade #37piecesofflair
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