Montreal to have cell service in subways by the end of 2013

The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) is finalizing a deal with Extenet that will see wireless customers have the ability to use their devices throughout 68 subway stations and adjoining underground tunnels. The project will be rolled out in phases and is estimated to be completed by the end of 2013. In addition, this initiative will cost Extenet around $50 million but they’ll make their money from every phone call as the carriers will pay out royalties to them.

Michel Lafrance, Director General of Transgesco, said that “It is even possible to talk on the phone in the tunnel while the subway is running”. The same initiative is underway in Toronto with the TTC.

Source: Canoe