Sen. Wants NYers to Identify Cellphone Dead Zones

ALBANY (AP) -

Sen. Charles Schumer on Wednesday called on the public to help identify cellphone dead zones around New York in an effort to see whether the coverage maps promoted by wireless companies are bogus.

The Democrat said that cellphone carriers claim to provide good wireless coverage through many upstate areas when, in fact, the service is spotty or non-existent. To help authorities find out whether the claims are deceptive, Schumer’s office created a website to collect information — schumer.senate.gov/wirelessdeadzone.