You might not live in an area with long tunnels, but I do. Here in western Pennsylvania we have the Lehigh Tunnel than runs right through a mountain; I can’t count how many times I’ve had to quickly finish a call or an e-mail before shutting down the phone since underground service doesn’t exist. That all changes in Boston with the Big Dig tunnels as four major U.S. carriers will provide service and help foot the bill.
Mobility Watch indicates that each carrier (Cingular, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint) will pony up over $1.5 million each for the infrastructure that provides cellular service. From a safety standpoint, this is money well spent as an emergency in a long tunnel without communication isn’t somewhere I’d rather be. Now guys: what about that Lehigh Tunnel I mentioned? Any chance of that?