As I descended into the depths of the Embarcadero station, on a last-minute call to my sister for a ride from the BART station, I noticed that my reception wasn’t so bad, and I didn’t end the call with a disconnected tone… While I stood there waiting for my Daly City bound train, all four bars on the phone were showing, “Extended Network” flashing on my screen… Hmmm, this is new…or maybe I’m the last to know, I thought.
Over the Thanksgiving weekend, BART became the first transportation system across the nation to offer wireless communication.
San Francisco stations where wireless devices work:
— Powell Street
— Civic Center
San Francisco stations where wireless service is planned:
— 16th Street Mission
— 24th Street Mission
— Glen Park
— Balboa Park
East Bay stations where wireless service is planned:
— Oakland 12th Street
— Oakland 19th Street
— Lake Merritt
— North Berkeley
Courtesy of this SF Chronicle article.
What does this mean for our BART ride? Extra conversations overheard…