AT&T Fixes iPhone Data Hogging (NYSE:T)
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) started a spree of headlines after it halted online iPhone sales. This seems to revive discussions that iPhone may overload AT&T's network, especially in dense urban markets.
The Consumerist reports to us that AT&T has apparently found a workable solution to the reported data congestion in New York City. They've quietly stopped selling the iPhone to customers in the New York metropolitan area, at least from their web site.
Laura Northrup said she went to the AT&T site to verify and sure enough, the iPhone was available to zip codes in San Francisco and other major cities. It was not available to purchase for people living anywhere in New York City, or any of the suburban zip codes in Westchester County or northern New Jersey.
Apparently, 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.