The 5 Things You Should Not Be Doing With Your Free MTA WiFi

In case you didn’t know, the New York Subway system got a major upgrade. Instead of being stuck underground with no access to the internet, the MTA stepped their game up. That means, people can no longer use being stuck underground as an excuse for being late and not calling in to work. In addition to a spanking new Second Avenue subway line, they’ve outfitted all of the MTA underground stations with WiFi.

That’s right folks, you will no longer go into “No Service” mode after you swipe in to your neighborhood subway station. There is full internet access underground and folks are taking full advantage of it. Having self-control and MTA WiFi etiquette is key to not pissing other people off as you enjoy your free WiFi. We’ve come up with a list of 5 things you should absolutely not do with your free WiFi while riding the subway.

  • Keep your phone conversations to a minimum. There is nothing more annoying than someone carrying on a full blown conversation in a crowded train car. 


  • Porn and other risqué visuals should not be watched on the way home from work on a crowded Q Train… Period. 
  • Don’t walk on the platform while surfing the web. You could hold up foot traffic or wander onto the tracks if you’re not paying attention. 
  • The subway used to be the one place to log off and disconnect. Don’t let this free WiFi situation turn you into a train-riding tech zombie. 


  • Don’t turn the three-seat bench into your own personal workstation. While having the internet is an awesome public transportation perk, it is not a place to “work-in-transit”. While it is important to be on your employment A-Game, save office work for the office. 




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