Good-Bye Pay Phone, Hello Link!

LinkNYC is a first-of-its-kind communications network that has replaced pay phones across the five boroughs. Each LinkNYC structure provides super-fast, free public Wi-Fi, phone calls, device charging, and a tablet for access to city services, maps, and directions. Learn more about our second generation kiosk Link5G.

The LinkNYC Team

LinkNYC is brought to you by the City of New York and CityBridge, a NYC-based consortium of leading experts in technology, media, connectivity and user experience that includes:

Intersection Boldyn Networks CityBridge

Local Information on Link

Through programs like Link Local and #ArtOnLink, LinkNYC features small businesses, nonprofits, community groups, neighborhood events, and local artists across the five boroughs of New York City.

Independently Funded and Free to the Public

LinkNYC is completely free because it’s funded through advertising. Its groundbreaking digital OOH advertising network not only provides brands with a rich, context-aware platform to reach New Yorkers and visitors, but generates millions of dollars in revenue for New York City. Interested in advertising on LinkNYC? Contact Us.

Key Features

  1. Use your personal device to connect to LinkNYC’s super fast, free Wi-Fi
  2. Access city services, maps and directions from the tablet
  3. Make free phone calls to anywhere in the U.S. using the tablet or the tactile keypad and microphone. Plug in your personal headphones for more privacy.
  4. Use the dedicated red 911 button in the event of an emergency
  5. Charge your device in a power-only USB port
  6. Enjoy more room on the sidewalk with Link’s sleek, ADA-compliant design by Antenna
  7. View public service announcements and more relevant advertising on two 55” HD displays

For users who are blind or low-vision, access a complete description of Link's layout.

How to Connect

Getting free Wi-Fi on your device is quick and easy. Learn how to connect step-by-step.

Also view tips for secure browsing on LinkNYC Wi-Fi.

Got Feedback? Tell us what you think!

Have feedback on Link5G? Tell us what you think!