Montreal Metro cell service now in public testing on the Green Line


  • I did notice they were testing it for weeks (on and off)… but it’s seems to be totally active now on the green line in the Peel, McGill, Place des Arts and St-Laurent stations. Can’t wait for more…

    • LeTricolore

      Yep! I took out my phone to change to a new podcast and saw that I had received a text. I had full LTE coverage at the McGill station. Very cool.

    • Jonathan Leduc

      I’m sorry but I’ve been having signal between these stations since the day before smartphones.

      LTE in the metro tho, I admit is pretty cool. But for voice and text, I’ve always had it on these stations.

    • bobshine

      The reason you had voice and text is because you were getting the old 2G signals from your providers. Those frequencies can go through thick walls and elevators…thats why you get signal at certain stations.

    • Jonathan Leduc

      Makes sense. I don’t take the metro since I bought a car, but I admit it’s a good service to have. Maybe we will see smiling people in the metro cause they’re on the FB or something :p

    • jfbaudio

      I’m not sure that’s quite accurate. McGill station in particular has had 3G connectivity for a long time — most of the underground shopping infrastructure has had coverage for a while, and McGill is right in the middle of it; its open design probably just means the signal bled to the platform. But that hasn’t been the case at the other stations mentioned, those are new.

    • bobshine

      I heard that there was some experiment years ago too… maybe they did something at McGill… but it was very limited

    • fmradio68

      Bell had put signal on a very small part of the green line some years ago. They even publicized it in the metro stations. I believe it was between Berri and McGill or Peel.

    • marorun1982

      Yep rogers too did it.

    • marorun1982

      its was GSM/EDGE and CDMA signal and there is booster for those in many subway station lol.

    • marorun1982

      In fact someone i know who work as CEO of Berri-UQAM told me there is 2g tower for GSM edge and CDMA in many subway stations.

  • Tech Guru

    “We’re putting it on to see if the signal is steady and the quality is
    good, so while we’re doing that, people can notice that there is a
    signal.” Good God, what i***t did they interview?

  • deltatux

    and TTC’s implementation is still nowhere to be found *sigh*…

  • Cristhian Mejia

    Oh cool I just left Montreal Monday and didn’t get a chance. I took the green line to Atwater.

  • Mo Dabbas

    I know some stations on the green line already have good network connection. I used to have good network in the mcgill station. Besides browsing I don’t see a point in this. It’s really hard to talk with the loud noises there inside the metro. I remember I wasn’t able to even listen to my music during metro commute without blasting the volume to uncomfortable levels.

    Should montrealers expect a bump in ticket fares.

    • Rimtu Kahn

      Consider investing about $300 on a nose cancelling headphones and save your ears, they work very well.

    • Mo Dabbas

      They weren’t popular 6 ago.

      Why would one buy a nose canceling headphones tho? I like to keep my nose.

    • marorun1982

      Funny my bluetooth work very well to make calls even with the noise… noise cancelation for the win!

      As for music just use on the ear earphone and you will ear the noise like its 200 feets away..

  • Mollejuo Software

    Yeap! Is working all right! 🙂