If you’re with WIND Mobile, you can use your phone underground

If you’re with WIND Mobile, you can use your phone underground

Yesterday, Wind Mobile announced that they will be the first service provider to provide wireless service in the Toronto Subway.

BAI Canada, the company who won the $25 million bid to provide WiFi and cellular signal in the TTC, worked alongside Wind Mobile to add cell service at St. George, Bay, and Bloor-Yonge station. The rest of the lower “U” and Spadina station will be getting cell service by the beginning of the Pan-Am games. Keep in mind, that just like the TCONNECT WiFi service, Wind Mobile’s cellular service will only work on the subway platforms, not the actual tunnels.

John Tory at the wind mobile ttc announcement

John Tory at the Wind Mobile announcement

Rumours of underground cellular service in Toronto have been going around for years and the three big guys, Rogers, Telus and Bell have been hesitant to participate.

Wind Mobile made this announcement along with TTC Chair, Josh Colle and Mayor John Tory, who by the way, uses a Samsung Galaxy S6.

The CEO of BAI Canada, said that BAI is

proud to work with Wind Mobile to offer cellular service at TTC subway stations, and we look forward to bringing more stations live with wireless connectivity. Today’s announcement highlights our momentum – since late 2013, we’ve installed wireless infrastructure and launched TCONNECT Wi-Fi at each of the TTC’s downtown subway stations, with the target of having wireless at every subway station in 2017.

Ken Ranger
CEO, BAI Canada

As mentioned before, as of right now Wind Mobile service is currently available at St. George, Bay, and Bloor-Yonge stations. More stations to come later.

I’d like to congratulate WIND Mobile and BAI Canada for working with the TTC to put customers first and expand cellular service underground.

John Tory
Mayor of Toronto

I’ve been with Wind Mobile for years now and this announcement is another reason for me to stay with Wind and not to mention they will be rolling out LTE very soon! What do you think about this announcement? Is it enough for you to switch your provider?