• Freedom Mobile Good to Go for TTC Line 1 Extension



    Apologies for the Toronto-centric news (how Canadian of me!) but a bunch of new subway stations are opening in the GTA this weekend, and for people who live here it's a pretty big deal.

    As Mobile Syrup reports, every one of these new stations will have free T-Connect WiFi available, but for Freedom Mobile subscribers there's even better news: the carrier's band 66 LTE will be available not only on the extension's subterranean platforms, but throughout the 9 kilometers of tunnel as well.

    BAI Canada, who won the contract to provide WiFi and cellular service to the TTC's underground in 2013, has now wired all 75 subway stations for service. They expect to have all tunnels in the downtown core connected by next summer.

    Yes, this means that you may have to endure one side of your fellow commuters' inane phone conversations, but if you're the more considerate type you'll also be able to message your friends and loved ones in silence.

    I don't use the TTC every day but when I do Freedom's underground connectivity has been fantastic, with a strong signal already following me halfway through the tunnel to the next station. And soon it will be even better!

    Source: Mobile Syrup

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    This article was originally published in forum thread: FM Good to Go for TTC Line 1 Extension started by acurrie View original post
    Comments 4 Comments
    1. Mann Incognito's Avatar
      Mann Incognito -
      Apparently the service is being (or has been) extended into the tunnels between stations. That's been my only beef with the service, that you have to hurry up and complete your call/message before the train pulled away from a stop.
    1. Mr.Peppermint's Avatar
      Mr.Peppermint -
      Tunnels is not happening until summer 2018
      I think that's why they ran this fluff piece trying to pressure big3 into helping them with costs for infrastructure
    1. Driver8666's Avatar
      Driver8666 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Peppermint View Post
      Tunnels is not happening until summer 2018
      I think that's why they ran this fluff piece trying to pressure big3 into helping them with costs for infrastructure
      Bloor to King or Union has this already in. This was used as the test pilot I believe. Cell service on the platforms and the tunnels should've been done ages ago, if you ask me.
    1. Mann Incognito's Avatar
      Mann Incognito -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Peppermint View Post
      Tunnels is not happening until summer 2018
      I think that's why they ran this fluff piece trying to pressure big3 into helping them with costs for infrastructure
      They've already started installing it. Quote: ".....those same customers will be able to use their cellphone inside of the six new stations and nine kilometres of tunnel that constitute the new Line 1 extension"