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AT&T Halts Online iPhone Sales in NYC

Dan Jones

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

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12/5/2012 | 3:50:31 PM
re: AT&T Halts Online iPhone Sales in NYC

There has also been rumors and talk about at&t capping by the MB, then charging for more. Okay, let's say they do that. Will the service that I am paying for now, as a casual user get better? I am so sick of "video errors" on my black jack 2, that I discontinued the $50 data plan I had on it because during "peak" times, it simply didn't work well. Late at night, it works fine, so it's not the device. I don't think any of the major carriers can fix this.

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