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AKICIF: Subways
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Which US cities have underground railways?

Background -- so, yesterday I was hacked off at one of the many ways that the iPhone is rubbish if you're outside mobile phone reception, and concluded that nobody with any influence at Apple had any experience of commuting by underground.

Edit: mr_tom has pointed out that some of the US urban railways are so close to the surface that mobile reception is maintained. So, I think I mean 'which US cities have underground railways that break mobile phone reception'.

And yes, I think I already knew that Cupertino was a driving sort of place.

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The Washington Metro has long had underground cell phone service from one provider only (Verizon Wireless) because that company negotiated a contract to install (at no cost to Metro) the hardware needed to enable reception in the tunnels and on the underground platforms. Several other providers (AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile) have recentrly been allowed to install hardware to provide service to the underground platforms of selected major stations. I think that eventually those services will be also be nade available in the tunnels.

Frankly I'm rather glad that not everyone around me on the subway is chattering away.

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