Brilliant App Tells You Where You'll Have a Signal in the Subway

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Living in New York can be a real bag of garbage sometimes. There’s the actual garbage, the mounds of snow covered in dog poo, the defunct phone booths dudes use like urinals, and worst of all, the unreliable data service underground. The indignity!

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Subspotting, a new app available exclusively for iOS, can’t do anything about the phone booths turned urinals, but it can help New Yorkers figure out where and when they’ll have internet service.

It covers every single train line and every single stop. As The Verge notes, it should be pretty irrelevant by the end of 2016. That’s when the MTA anticipates having every stop online.

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Until then plunk down your $0.99 and get to figuring out when your texts will drop off.

[Subspotting via The Verge]


Contact the author at alex.cranz@gizmodo.com.

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superknoppix
superknoppix

I thought this was built into most phones already. Just look at the top bar.(unless your apple then you have a useless stupid back button where your cell service used to be shown!!!!)