With our soon to be new carrier AT&T, to be the new home of the GSM palm pre plus and pixi plus id figure it would be appropriate to fill any one who happens to live in Chicago with some great in-site. Since riding the train always been a pain for signal lost, hopefully soon that will come to an end. I really hope other city's will follow. Now only if we could get this technology in elevators and i would be all set lol.......
CHICAGO, March 17, 2010 —
As part of its continuing network investment to support
growing demand for advanced mobile devices and applications, AT&T* today announced
it recently completed an expansion of 3G mobile broadband coverage along the CTA
system, including the subways by installing additional fiber lines and network equipment
to add wireless service to the CTA’s Distributed Antenna System (DAS).
The goal of adding AT&T services to the CTA DAS is to provide integrated wireless
coverage that allows customers to make phone calls, send email and share data with their
AT&T devices when CTA trains are underground. The network expansion delivers more
complete coverage on AT&T’s wireless network below ground along the CTA system.
“Our goal is pretty simple. We want our customers to have an extraordinary experience
when they make a call, check e-mail or surf the Internet on their AT&T device,” said Dave
Fine, vice president and general manager for AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets in
Illinois. “We’re always looking for new opportunities to provide enhanced coverage and
our decision to provide AT&T wireless service over the CTA’s DAS system is just one way
to accomplish this.”
AT&T’s 3G mobile broadband network is based on the 3rd Generation Partnership Project
(3GPP) family of technologies that includes GSM and UMTS, the most open and widely
used wireless network platforms in the world. AT&T offers 3G data roaming in more than
115 countries, as well as voice calling in more than 220 countries. The technology also
provides customers the ability to talk and surf the Internet at the same time.
For more information about AT&T’s wireless coverage in Chicago, or anywhere in the
United States, consumers can go to
online tool can measure the quality of coverage based on a street address, intersection,
ZIP code or even a landmark.