Apple iPhone proves too strong a lure for some in Vermont

“There’s a digital ax hanging over John Canning’s head, but he doesn’t much care,” Adam Silverman reports for USA Today.

“The South Burlington resident is too busy surfing the Internet, perusing his e-mail, compiling driving directions and keeping track of the stock market — all on what amounts to a portable computer he cradles in the palm of his hand,” Silverman reports.

“Canning bought an iPhone, the trendy gadget from Apple that combines a wireless phone, iPod digital music player and Internet and e-mail applications,” Silverman reports.

“That made Canning something of a risk-taker. The device is tethered exclusively to AT&T, which offers no wireless service in Vermont and threatens in legal documents and media interviews to terminate the contracts of anyone who buys an iPhone while living here,” Silverman reports.

Full article here.


  1. I don’t know what the issue is, as I have a ski house in Vermont and get AT&T service, including data, while there. They obviously have some kind of presence, since I doubt I’m picking up a sigmal from NY or NH which would be 40 miles in either direction.

  2. Just a point to ponder, but isn’t Apple against any sort of DRM as explained by Steve? Why then do we have what amounts to a hardware DRM with one company exclusive of all others? Whats your take MDN?

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