Subway riders in Boston can use cell phones, text-messaging and e-mail on hand-held devices, thanks to a wireless system installed in the tunnels at four of the busiest stations, reports The Boston Globe.
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority contracted with InSite Wireless to install the system, which providers AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless pay to use, according to thebostonchannel.com. More stations are expected to be added later.
Some riders interviewed by the Globe were dismayed at losing one of the last places in Boston where they could escape listening to other people's cell-phone conversations. The transit authority, however, is urging a text-only use of the service with the slogan: "Peace and quiet. It has a nice ring to it."