AT&T and T-Mobile have now made it easier to avoid eye contact with that creepy person on the subway, unveiling a trial program that would allow customers cellphone service in select subway stations. 

The trial program will only bring service to the C-E platforms at 23rd Street and Eight Ave., the A, C, E and L platforms at Eighth Ave., the F, M, and L platforms at Sixth Ave., and the 1, 2, 3 platforms at Seventh Ave. Three additional stations along West 14th Street will also be a part of the trial run.

The move is, of course, polarizing: allowing people to remain connected to their business and social spheres even while underground, but also inviting even more noise pollution than currently exists on the New York subway.

[via Gizmodo]