“AT&T Inc. resumed online sales of the iPhone to New York City residents Monday, after New Yorkers were unable to buy Apple Inc.’s popular phone on AT&T’s Web site over the weekend for unclear reasons,” Niraj Sheth reports for The Wall Street Journal.
“The brief stoppage, noted on various Web sites, quickly added fuel to questions about whether AT&T’s network can handle the traffic generated by iPhone users, especially in dense urban markets. Owners of the iPhone tend to use the Internet much more heavily than other wireless customers,” Sheth reports.
“A terse statement from the company said ‘we periodically modify our promotion and distribution channels,'” Sheth reports. “An AT&T spokesman declined to comment on why the carrier temporarily stopped online sales of the iPhone and why it had resumed such sales.”
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