Apple Music Free 3-month Trial Through Transit Wireless WiFi

Apple Music Free 3-month Trial Through Transit Wireless WiFi

Starting June 26th, all users connecting to TransitWirelessWiFi will have the opportunity to sign up for Apple Music including a FREE 3-month trial. With Apple Music and TransitWirelessWiFi you can now listen to over 40 million songs from artists spanning genres from Pop to R&B to Classical, as well as access Beats 1 radio and curated playlists, at every NYC subway platform.

  1. Log on to the TransitWirelessWifi network once you enter an underground subway station.
  2. Once connected, click on the Apple Music banner to sign up for a FREE 3-month trial (You can listen to Apple Music on iOS, OS X, and Android.)
  3. Start listening!

Transit Wireless WiFi Apple Music Download Guidellines

Once you’re set up as an Apple Music member, all the music you already have on your phone lives right alongside Apple Music’s vast library. You can listen to playlists curated by Apple Music’s team of music editors and discover new songs, artists and albums in For You, Browse, and Radio.

If you missed it on the platform – you can also sign up for Apple Music through this link.

Celebrate World WiFi Day!

Celebrate World WiFi Day!

Join Transit Wireless in Celebrating World WiFi Day!

Transit Wireless is proud to collaborate with the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) in celebration of World Wi-Fi Day today, June 20th. By actively participating in and promoting World Wi-Fi Day, we hope to shine a light on Wi-Fi’s wide range of life-changing capabilities and encourage others to join in and do the same.

Wi-Fi plays a large role in connecting cities, communities, and individuals around the world to one another.  In New York City, around 5.8 million trips are taken on the subway every weekday, and many of those riders enjoy the TransitWirelessWiFi mobile platform we provide to connect to our public Wi-Fi service.

One way Transit Wireless is contributing this month is through the #SubwayLibrary initiative. This partnership between our company, the MTA, and the New York Public Libraries allows us to deliver free content through the TransitWirelessWiFi mobile platform available at all underground NYC subway stations.  By connecting through the SSID/network ‘TransitWirelessWiFi’ and visiting SubwayLibrary.com, travelers on the New York City Subway can access a repository of hundreds books they can read while commuting.

As part of the #SubwayLibrary initiative and keeping New York City residents and visitors connected to one another, Transit Wireless is holding a 6-week long social media contest where winners will receive a number of fun and unique prizes including Amazon Voyage eReaders.

Visit WorldWiFiDay.com to learn more about the international initiative!

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Connect to TransitWirelessWiFi.com/contests-promotions to see the full details on how to enter into the contest. Also, keep on the lookout for the #SubwayLibrary train running on the E&F lines!

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to stay up to date on the latest news, contests, community events and more from Transit Wireless.

New York Public Library Social Media Contest

New York Public Library Social Media Contest

We’re kicking off the Subway Library campaign with a social media contest! The contest will run on Instagram and Twitter for 6 weeks from June 8th.

Social Media Contest Rules, Prizes, & Eligibility

Share photos of you and your friends with the Subway Library posters that are distributed throughout all underground stations, or with the one-of-a-kind wrapped Subway Library train that’s alternating on the E and F lines. Use the hashtag #SubwayLibrary and tag @TWWiFi to be automatically be entered to win one of these exclusive prizes:

  • One of three Amazon Kindle Voyages
  • New York Public Library canvas tote filled with $200 worth of merchandise from the Library Shop
  • One year NYPL Friends Membership
  • A private, behind-the-scenes tour of The New York Public Library at 42nd Street for you and four friends.

Two new winners will be selected every other Firday and notified on the social media platform on which they posted. Winning photos will be announced by @TWWiFi across all social media channels. Entrants are welcome to post more than once throughout the duration of the contest, and winners will be selected from a cumulative pool of entries.

Full terms and conditions of the contest are available here and through the Transit Wireless Wi-Fi portal.

Visit https://subwaylibrary.com/ to start reading on your mobile device today.

Partners:
Metro Transit Authority, New York State, New York Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library, Queens Library

                

 

OFFICIAL RULES:
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES

SWEEPSTAKES DATES: The “Transit Wireless #SubwayLibrary Sweepstakes” (the “Sweepstakes”) begins at 12:01 AM Eastern Time on June 6th and ends at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on July 20th (the “Promotion Period”). The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.

SPONSOR: Transit Wireless, 1350 Broadway, 3rd Floor, New York, New York 10018

TO ENTER: Snap a shot on the wrapped E or F subway line, use hashtag #SubwayLibrary, and tag @TWWiFi on Twitter or Instagram.

WINNER SELECTION: The winner(s) will be selected at random under the supervision of Transit Wireless every two weeks.  All participants are solely responsible for ensuring that they include along with their entry current and valid contact information through Twitter or Instagram.

PRIZES:

  • Week two – 1 e-reader, 1 canvas tote with NYPL Shop merchandise
  • Week four – 1 e-reader, 1 Friends Membership to the NYPL
  • Week six – 1 e-reader, 1 Private behind the scenes tour of New York Public Library at 42nd Street

If a Prize winner fails to comply with all the conditions, restrictions, and limitations of these rules, as determined by Transit Wireless in its sole discretion, the Prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner selected by lottery.  All prizes are subject to availability and Transit Wireless reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value in its sole discretion.

ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the United States of America who are (18 years of age or older) as of the date of entry. Prize winners may be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability and Publicity Release within six (6) business days of attempted notification or the Prize winner may be disqualified and an alternate winner selected.  Anyone found to use multiple Twitter or Instagram accounts to enter will be ineligible.

DISCLAIMER: Transit Wireless is not responsible for lost, late, deleted, delayed, stolen, misdirected, incomplete or illegible entries, or other errors of any kind.  Prizes shall be awarded “as is, where is,” without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including without limitation any warranty of merchantability or suitability for a particular purpose, and acceptance of prizes shall constitute agreement by the winner to look solely to the manufacturer or other purveyor of the prize and the warranty provided by it, if any, should any defects in the prize exist or arise.  If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes does not operate as planned, whether due to computer viruses or bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures and/or any other causes beyond the control of Transit Wireless which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity and/or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, Transit Wireless reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify and/or suspend the Sweepstakes.

RELEASE: By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Transit Wireless, which are binding on all matters pertaining to the Sweepstakes. By accepting a Prize, the winner agrees to release and hold Transit Wireless, its agents and affiliates, Twitter and Instagram harmless from and against any and all losses, damages, rights, claims, actions and liabilities of any kind in connection with this Sweepstakes or receipt or redemption of a Prize.  Winners assume all liability for any injury, death, or damage caused, or allegedly caused, by participating in the Sweepstakes or use or redemption of the Prizes.

WINNERS LIST: To obtain a copy of the Winner’s name or a copy of these Official Rules, mail your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Transit Wireless, ATTN: Marketing Dept., 1350 Broadway, 3rd Floor, New York, New York 10018. Requests must be received no later than July 20, 2017, 11:59 PM EDT.

SWEEPSTAKES HOST: The Sweepstakes is hosted by Transit Wireless is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Twitter or Instagram.

Head to the Stadium for MLB Opening Day!

Head to the Stadium for MLB Opening Day!

 The Race to the World Series Begins Now: Get Ready For MLB Opening Day

 

Hats for MLB Opening Day NYWhile Chicago Cubs fans are likely still relishing their epic World Series win, the Mets and Yankees are in pursuit of bringing the title back to New York. Whether it’s the young talent in the Bronx, or the shutdown pitching staff of the Mets, New Yorkers have a reason to be excited for Opening Day this year.

Gear up New Yorkers – the Yankees will open on the road in Tampa Bay against the Rays on Sunday, April 2nd, while the Mets will host the Atlanta Braves on Monday the 3rd at Citi Field in Flushing. Going to the game? Beat the traffic and take public transport by hopping on the #7 train directly to Mets-Willets Point Station.

Yankees Stadium Opening DayThe New York Yankees home opener will be on April 10th, so get your tickets before they’re sold out. Remember, you can get to Yankee Stadium by taking the #4 train or the lettered B and D lines to 161st Street.

Whether you’re tuning into the pre-game or streaming live on your phone, Transit Wireless Wi-Fi will keep you connected so you don’t miss a minute of the action.

Log-on to free Transit Wireless Wi-Fi by using the SSID/network ‘TransitWirelessWiFi’. Transit Wireless Wi-Fi is now available in all 277 underground New York City subway stations.

Click here for the complete 2017 MLB schedule, along with updated rosters, starting lineups, scores, stats and more.


About Transit Wireless and Transit Wireless WiFi™

Transit Wireless was formed to meet the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s (MTA) requirement to develop a shared wireless infrastructure within 279 underground stations of the New York City subway to provide commercial services for AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless customers. The company designed, built, financed and will operate and maintain a highly resilient wireless network supporting consumer connectivity, business connectivity, transit and public safety communications needs by operating on all primary licensed cellular bands, public unlicensed bands and the 4.9GHz public safety band. Transit Wireless launched the Transit Wireless WiFi™ network within the underground subway stations, an initiative that has been recognized by the Wireless Broadband Alliance as the “Best Wi-Fi Deployment to Connect the Unconnected in an Urban Environment.” Transit Wireless’ quality management system is ISO 9001:2008 certified by American Global Standards, LLC. Transit Wireless is a BAI Communications company, part of a global enterprise that designs, builds and operates highly accessible communications networks for customers across Australia, Asia and North America. For further information about Transit Wireless go to: http://transitwireless.com/.

5 Awesome Ways to Celebrate Pi Day 2017

5 Awesome Ways to Celebrate Pi Day 2017

Did you know March 14th isn’t just your average Tuesday? It’s Pi Day!  Pi (3.14…) or π (pi) has fascinated mathematicians and scientists for thousands of years and is one of the most revered mathematical constants in the world. Over the years, it has evolved beyond a mathematical formula into a global celebration.

Pi Day is now an annual holiday observed on March 14th (3/14) by millions of students and math-lovers around the world. People have found innovative, and in some cases, peculiar ways to honor the mathematical constant. From baking Pi-themed foods to running the Pi Day 5K, there are countless ways to get involved in Pi Day.

Here are the top 5 ways you can celebrate #PiDay2017!

  1. Pop into Petee’s Pie Company for Pi Day Pies
    Head down to 61 Delancey Street to get the Pi symbol baked on top of any one of your favorite pies! And if you’re in the mood for something a bit smaller, you can nab a mini “Pi” or a “Pi Crust” cookie.
  1. Take the Pi Day challenge and test your math skills
    Take the Pi Day Challenge – a series of logic-based puzzles designed by former Boston math teacher Matthew Plummer. A team of logicians adapted puzzles which require research, mathematics, and deductive reasoning. Since he created the site back in 2007, more than 100,000 people around the world have accepted the challenge.
  1. Get baking on Pi Day
    Albert Einstein, one of the greatest physicists and mathematicians, was ironically born on March 14th, Pi Day! Honor him by baking a birthday cake, a Pi-e, or cookies. Get creative and decorate your dish with Pi symbols and Pi shapes. Check out the link for some drool-worthy baking inspiration.
  1. Watch Life of Pi
    If you haven’t seen it, watch the Life of Pi this year on Pi Day. The movie is about a 16-year-old boy named “Pi” Patel, who is stranded in the Pacific Ocean on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger, after a shipwreck kills his family. A Golden Globe Best Drama Picture, it has an 87% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. In other words, it’s a must-see.
  1. Get social on #PiDay2017
    Engage and interact with folks from all over the world on Pi Day through your favorite social media channels – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat. Share your own posts, photos and tweets, and follow the dialogue happening around Pi Day and its significance by searching for the hashtag #PiDay2017.

As always, be sure to share your Pi Day adventures with Transit Wireless by tagging @TWWiFi on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram – we’d love see how you take part in this annual mathematical celebration!


About Transit Wireless and Transit Wireless WiFi™

Transit Wireless was formed to meet the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s (MTA) requirement to develop a shared wireless infrastructure within 279 underground stations of the New York City subway to provide commercial services for AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless customers. The company designed, built, financed and will operate and maintain a highly resilient wireless network supporting consumer connectivity, business connectivity, transit and public safety communications needs by operating on all primary licensed cellular bands, public unlicensed bands and the 4.9GHz public safety band. Transit Wireless launched the Transit Wireless WiFi™ network within the underground subway stations, an initiative that has been recognized by the Wireless Broadband Alliance as the “Best Wi-Fi Deployment to Connect the Unconnected in an Urban Environment.” Transit Wireless’ quality management system is ISO 9001:2008 certified by American Global Standards, LLC. Transit Wireless is a BAI Communications company, part of a global enterprise that designs, builds and operates highly accessible communications networks for customers across Australia, Asia and North America. For further information about Transit Wireless go to: http://transitwireless.com/.

 

Navigating Open Wi-Fi Networks On New iOS 10

Navigating Open Wi-Fi Networks On New iOS 10

Apple recently made a significant number of security improvements as part of iOS 10. In the new release, when a user connects to the Wi-Fi network, the phone warns the user that they are connecting to an open and unsecured network and also provides security recommendations.

Above is a sample screenshot from an iOS 10 device that with the new security warning.

Screenshot from an iOS 10 device that with the new security warning.

How does this affect Transit Wireless WiFi Users?

Transit Wireless offers free public Wi-Fi in NYC underground subway stations. It is important to know that most public Wi-Fi networks (e.g., airports, malls, coffee shops) show the same security recommendations and require users to go through a confirmation page before connecting to the network. Even Wi-Fi networks offered by cable companies display this warning message when connecting to their public Wi-Fi network.

It is important to note that in any open public Wi-Fi network, traffic is not encrypted. However, it is the only way to get users connected on the Wi-Fi network seamlessly without any manual configuration by the end user.

Below are a few points to consider and be aware of when connection on an open network to mitigate any security concerns:

  • Web addresses that begin with HTTPS enable users to send information through an encrypted tunnel, thus providing added protection for user’s traffic.
  • Another option to overcoming security concerns is to use a VPN, which creates a secure tunnel and encrypts all user traffic.

Our goal at Transit Wireless is to constantly improve the quality of the Wi-Fi experience for our users and continue to evaluate new technologies that provide better user experience and security on our network.