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Metro Expanding Cell Phone Service

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Metro is expanding its wireless network in its underground rail system. Starting October 16th, Metro says cell phone customers of Verizon Wireless, Sprint Nextel, AT&T, and T-Mobile will be able talk, text, and surf the internet at Metro's 20 busiest stations. Previously, only Verizon customers were able to get service underground. The transit agency says its the first phase of a plan to bring cell service to the entire rail system by 2012. Metro expects the wireless contract will generate at least $25 million over the next 15 years.

Patrick Madden reports...

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