New York commuter uses mobile phone underground
Media playback is unsupported on your device
Video

New Yorks get mobile phone coverage underground

New Yorkers can use their mobile phones on the subway now as the city's antiquated transport system finally enters the internet age.

A pilot scheme has started at four stations in Manhattan. The plan is to extend cell phone coverage underground to all 277 stations by 2016.

The network, which is more than a century old, carries more than four million passengers around the Big Apple every day.

Laura Trevelyan reports.

Go to next video: Pay for lunch via your mobile