Mayor John Tory announced at a press conference this morning that Wind Mobile will be the TTC’s first mobile carrier.
Starting today, Wind customers will be able to enjoy full cell phone service at Bay, St. George, and Yonge/Bloor. Eighteen of the TTC’s downtown subway stations, including all of the “downtown loop,” will be equipped with the service by the start of the Pan Am Games.
Wind CEO Alek Krstajic said at the conference, “Wind Mobile is committed to improving its network anywhere we can,” adding that Bell, Rogers, and Telus have the ability to provide their customers the same service but have previously chosen not to.
Officials said all subway stations can expect full cell service by 2017.
BAI Canada also announced the expansion of TConnect services starting at Bathurst and Sherbourne stations, with hopes of implementing the free W-Fi service at all TTC subway stations within the next two years.
And while all of this is really touching, neither accounts for Wind’s reputation for less-than-stellar cellular service. But hey, at least we can make calls underground now, right?