Yesterday, for vague reasons, AT&T’s website stopped selling iPhones to New York City residents. iPhones were still being sold in AT&T’s physical stores, which created a lot of confusion (something the company’s statements and service reps didn’t help alleviate).
While the exact reasons for the iPhone being yanked are still blurry (it may have been due to fraud concerns), the issue is now moot as AT&T’s website has begun selling iPhones to New York City residents once again. If you’re a New Yorker and you try to buy an iPhone from the AT&T website, you’re going to actually be able to follow through on your order.
AT&T’s decision to resume iPhone sales in the NYC area likely means one of two things: Either the company solved the fraud problem or (more likely) it wanted to get out of the negatively cast spotlight.
With many New Yorkers not happy with AT&T’s coverage, they didn’t need any more bad press.
(I knew this was not going to happen forever, so I didn’t do a post on then being down, just to let you know.)
[via the Associated Press]