Senator SchumerThere are 65 areas in the city where cell phones simply don't work. Senator Charles Schumer says that a study shows NY ranks last in call quality of the 27 top cell phone markets. "Instead of building up infrastructure, cell-phone companies are spending all their time marketing their services to new customers," Schumer complains. Though cell phoner companies say they are fixing service, "I am disappointed to report that there has been no progress - zilch, nada." There is nothing more annoying than suddenly traveling into a dead zone, and Gothamist knows some of these dead zones: When going through a tunnel in Central Park while crossing town; Some point on Eleventh Avenue near the Javits Center; Most elevators; Wherever we are when we are expecting a call of importance.

Schumer's pet cause is cell phone users' rights.