The T will be paid at least $4 million over 15 years, with additional paments as the network expands. I think the way it works is InSite sets the system up and then charges the cell phone carriers to use it.
As of right now, those folks with cell service from T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon can make and receive calls at the following stations:
Park Street, Downtown Crossing, Government Center, and State Street.
I haven't had the pleasure of testing this out yet, I usually walk wherever it is I need to go. But maybe sometime this week, I will try to make my way over to Park Street just to test it out.
Anyone out there use their phones underground yet? BostonNOW reports that the service is a little spotty underground so calls get dropped pretty frequently. That's ok, just stick to txt messaging while underground. At least you can still be reached.
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