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04/25/2013 05:28 pm ET | Updated Apr 26, 2013

Subway Wi-Fi, Cellphone Service In NYC Expands To 30 More Train Stations

The MTA announced underground Wi-Fi and cellphone service has expanded to 30 more New York City subway stations throughout Manhattan including Times Square, Lincoln Center, and Columbus Circle.

Thursday's announcement also revealed Verizon and Sprint have joined the MTA's network.

The service, which allows straphangers to text and browse the internet while waiting for a train, is slated to be installed at all 277 of the system's underground stations by 2017.

“This goes beyond providing cell service underground. It brings our customers a new level of security –with the ability to dial 911 in an emergency,” said Governor Andrew Cuomo. “Customers now know that when they see something, they can now say something using their device to call 911. And now with all the major carriers on board, the vast majority of MTA customers will have the ability to do so.”

Below is a map created by WNYC detailing which stations are now equipped with the new technology:

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