MetroPCS continues Hoboken expansion
Another tower installed at 5th and Adams
Cell phone coverage for MetroPCS customers in Hoboken is about to improve.
A new cell tower was installed at 5th and Adams Streets recently, fortifying the cell company’s signal strength and capacity in the Mile Square. However, I’ve heard quite a bit of grumbling from area residents who are concerned with this, and several other towers being installed throughout the city – including a Verizon tower at 333 River Street – in direct line to the Marineview Plaza towers. Some are concerned with microwave radiation. But according to cell company representatives – there is nothing to worry about, otherwise they wouldn’t have been approved by the Hoboken municipal boards.
Maybe it’s the economy that’s driving the expansion – because Metro PCS has one of the most affordable plans out there: Just $40 a month for unlimited domestic calls, text and web surfing. While Metro PCS doesn’t carry Droid or iPhone devices – they do have a Blackberry Curve (but costs $60 for unlimited everything – including international calls amongst many other inclusions).
Here’s what Metro PCS has to say about themselves:
“MetroPCS is making it even easier for all consumers to enjoy nationwide wireless services. We offer Wireless for AllSM — unbeatable national rate plans for unlimited talk, text and web, with all-in pricing, additional taxes and regulatory fees included, no contracts, and no hidden surprises.
Say goodbye to hidden surprises on your phone bill. With MetroPCS, what you see is what you pay. Your monthly bill never changes because costs from state and local taxes and regulatory fees are already included. Some think predictability is boring; we say it’s just good common sense.
MetroPCS is America’s leader in no-contract wireless service, providing not just great wireless service, but complete freedom and convenience to go along with it. No matter what your mobile lifestyle is, MetroPCS has you covered. Pick from our growing portfolio of affordable smartphones, messaging devices and feature phones, then add on the features you need — GPS turn-by-turn navigation, music, social networking (Loopt, Facebook), unlimited interactive directory assistance, international text messaging, unlimited calling to Mexico and select other destinations around the world. You’ve also got options for paying your bill, in-store, online, at a kiosk or by phone. You choose.”
Anyone use MetroPCS – If so, how do you like the service?
See another Metro PCS tower install from 2009 – after the jump
Cell antenna at 8th & Adams
What are they gonna do?
“I received a certified letter on Saturday, and upon reading it was confused as to what it means.
Obviously they’ll be a public hearing that I can attend on Feb 3rd and the letter states that the application forms and plans are available to the public at the office of the Planning Board at City Hall, but I was wondering if anyone in the 411 community knows anything about it.
Seems at though 410 8th Street , which looks to be the Public Storage Building, has applied to the Planning Board for approval to construct a wireless communications facility on the roof of the property (a variance for the height of the antennas and GPS exceeding the roof by 8 feet and a front yard setback variance of .25′ rather than 5′.)
Just thought maybe someone could shed some light on this?”
FYI – Verizon Wireless was also on the planning board agenda back in July of 2008.