This just in - New York Magazine reported Sunday that in another couple months, New Yorkers will be able to text and make calls while on the subway.
The upgrade will cost a mere $200 million dollars (!). I am pretty certain most New Yorkers would prefer nicer stations (you know, getting rid of peeling paint and crumbling tile) or better train service than wifi.
In fact, due to recent budget cuts, some stations do not have station agents, just machines to dispense Metrocards. That's right, no one is there in the booth to help lost tourists or provide a sense of safety. But we will have Wifi, never fear.
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