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Cell service on the subway: good news may be coming in the fall

More than a year has passed since the TTC announced it was going to try to bring cellphone service to the subway. Back then, then–TTC chair Adam Giambrone declared that Toronto commuters would be able to talk, text and surf by mid-2012, but the transit system has essentially been mum on the issue since then. Yesterday, however, MobileSyrup, a blog about mobile news for Canadians, reported that TTC Director of Communications Brad Ross had said the process is moving forward—right now, the commission is in the procurement stage—and that the TTC would likely share more definitive news in the fall. We hope the news is that we’ll no longer have to wait to cross the Don Valley to update Twitter anymore (though we do enjoy watching transit riders frantically reach for their BlackBerrys as they roll out of the underground and into the 3G-friendly open air). Read the entire story [MobileSyrup] »

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