iPhone once again available on AT&T Website for New Yorkers
By Philip Michaels, MacworldDEC 28, 2009 4:49 am PST
When we talked to AT&T earlier Monday about the
unavailability of iPhones for New York shoppers using the AT&T Website, a company spokesman told us that the wireless carrier “periodically modifies [its] promotions and distribution channels.” The company did some more modifying Monday, as the iPhone is once again available to New Yorkers shopping via the AT&T Website.
It’s still unclear as to why the iPhone was unavailable over the weekend via A&T’s online store. A
follow-up report on Consumerist as well as
comments in Macworld’s user forums indicated that as of Monday morning, AT&T was telling customers that the iPhone was unavailable for purchase online in certain zip codes due to “increased fraudulent activity.” In the
original Consumerist post, AT&T service reps were telling customers that the iPhone wasn’t available in New York City because the nation’s most populous city didn’t have “enough towers to handle the phone.”