March 23, 2016 10:05am
Last June, Wind Mobile became the first Canadian carrier — and currently only carrier — to provide wireless service on Toronto’s subway system. At the time, Mayor John Tory stated the move would bring the city’s underground “into the 21st century.”
While the initial rollout was limited to a few stations, Wind Mobile and BAI Canada, the subsidiary of the Australian network operator that won the $25 million bid to build out and provide wireless service to the TTC, expanded to 15 stations within a month, including Spadina, Museum, Queen’s Park, Osgoode, St. Patrick, St. Andrew, Union, King, Queen, Dundas, College, Wellesley, St. George, Bloor-Yonge and Bay.
Wind and BAI Canada today announced they have expanded TTC cell coverage to an additional five stations. Wind Mobile customers can now make calls, send texts and dip into their data bucket while on platforms located at Christie, Bathurst, Dupont, Sherbourne, Castle Frank stations.
In a previous interview with MobileSyrup, Ken Ranger, CEO of BAI Canada, said his company hopes to have cell service up and running on every TTC subway platform by the end of 2017.