AT&T Temporarily Stops Selling IPhones in New York City

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AT&T has temporarily stopped selling iPhones on their website to customers in New York City. The Consumerist has more:

AT&T has apparently found a workable solution to the reported data congestion in New York City. They’ve quietly stopped selling the iPhone from their web site to customers in the New York metropolitan area.

The iPhone is still available in Apple ant AT&T stores in and around New York City. Just not online. Why?

(When Consumerist asked one customer service rep, she said that) “the phone is not offered to you because New York is not ready for the iPhone. You don’t have enough towers to handle the phone.”

Update: In a written statement, AT&T spokesman Fletcher Cook told Consumerist that “We periodically modify our promotions and distribution channels.” We have requested additional details, and will add them when and if they become available.

Second update: The current line: “Due to increased fraudulent activity, the Apple iPhone may not be available to purchase online in certain ZIP codes.”

AT&T needs to get their story straight. And what is the real story here?

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