Cellular Coverage In Our Stations

Cellular-capable infrastructure is being installed alongside the TCONNECT Wi-Fi network across the subway system by BAI Canada. When wireless carriers activate their service on our network, riders will be able to make and receive calls, as well as send text messages within stations. Currently, more than 30 stations in the system are cellular-ready. Please check www.baicanada.com External link opens in new window for more details and updates.

In June 2015, Freedom Mobile became the first wireless service provider to activate their service on our network. Since then, Freedom Mobile customers have been enjoying cell service at many TTC stations. BAI Canada and Freedom Mobile continue to work together to extend Freedom Mobile’s cellular coverage across the network.

The cellular infrastructure is built-in to the wireless network and fully capable of allowing cellular connectivity from all major service providers in Toronto.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which stations are covered under the cellular network?

We’ve installed cellular-capable infrastructure in all TTC subway stations that currently host the TCONNECT Wi-Fi network. Freedom Mobile is the first wireless carrier to activate their service on our network. However, the built-in cellular infrastructure is fully capable of allowing cellular connectivity from all major service providers in Toronto. Please check www.freedommobile.ca/subway-coverageExternal link opens in new window for updates on Freedom Mobile’s network coverage in stations.

  • Wellesley
  • College
  • Dundas
  • Queen
  • King
  • Union
  • St Andrew
  • Osgoode
  • St Patrick
  • Queen's Park
  • Museum
  • St George
  • Christie
  • Bathurst
  • Spadina
  • Bay
  • Bloor-Yonge
  • Sherbourne
  • Castle Frank
  • Dupont
  • Dundas West
  • Lansdowne
  • Dufferin
  • Ossington
  • Keele

Why can’t I send and receive text messages?

In general, text messages are delivered via a cellular network. Currently, Freedom Mobile users can access their wireless services in various stations throughout the TTC subway, including talk, text and data services.

The wireless system installed within TTC subway stations is capable of allowing cellular connectivity from all carriers servicing the GTA. However, your Wireless Service Provider must activate their service on our network. Once your Wireless Service Provider activates service on our network you will be able to not only send and receive text messages but you will be able to make and receive calls as well. Please contact your Wireless Service Provider to inquire about activating their service on the TTC.

If your Wireless Service Provider has not yet activated service on our network, you can use messaging services designed for use on a Wi-Fi network.

Why can’t I make and receive calls?

In general, cellular calls require a cellular network. Currently, Freedom Mobile users can access their wireless services in various stations throughout the TTC subway, including talk, text and data services.

The wireless system installed within TTC subway stations is capable of allowing cellular connectivity from all carriers servicing the GTA. However, your Wireless Service Provider must activate their service on our network. Once your Wireless Service Provider activates service on our network you will be able to not only make and receive calls but you will be able to send and receive text messages as well. Please contact your Wireless Service Provider to inquire about activating their service on the TTC.

If your Wireless Service Provider has not yet activated service on our network you can make calls via VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) services designed for use on a Wi-Fi network.