AT&T Halts Online iPhone Sales in NYC
10:20 AM -- Well, it might be one way to deal with data traffic congestion in New York City, I suppose.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) has reportedly stopped selling Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL)'s iPhone online to potential customers in NYC. The company's Mobility boss -- Ralph de la Vega -- you'll remember, recently said that AT&T's wireless network in NYC was "under-performing." (See AT&T Mobile Boss: NYC & San Fran Are 'Underperforming'.)
Specifically, he said that AT&T is working on adding more backhaul to support data and voice services in the Big Apple. Heavy downloading on the part of iPhone users in NYC is likely to be one aspect that could be a drag on the network.
Of course, they might also just be low on stock after the holiday rush.
— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Unstrung