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Old Posted Jan 15, 2020, 5:41 PM
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Originally Posted by mrnyc View Post
oh great, everyone's worst nightmare is on the way. people blabbing on the phone underground. as if its not bad enough when they try to.
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Chicago has had service in the subways for 15 years and this doesn't happen.
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Originally Posted by mrnyc View Post
well if you can somehow use internet and not be able to yak on a phone then fine.

otherwise, bupkis.
It's generally too loud to talk on the phone while on the train. I've seen, maybe, a half-dozen phone calls (and answered exactly one myself) while on the train in the 15 years Chicago has had the capability and it's not an issue. On train runs that are nearly all commuters, it's actually eerily quiet and everyone has their nose in their phone using the web or other internet service, without fail.

And don't forget that the elevated part of the system has always had cell service and it hasn't been a problem there, either.
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