Luke Wilson hasn't aged well...
Remember that lawsuit that AT&T has against Verizon? You know the one where Verizon claims that they have more coverage than AT&T in their ads. It looks like Verizon might have point here because AT&T is refusing to sell the iPhone to customers in the New York area.
From the Consumerist,
((I was on the AT&T Wireless website trying to get an iPhone. However, when I put in my zip code 11231, the site says the iPhone is unavailable. This seemed a little odd so I started punching in other famous zip codes: 90210, 60609 (spiegel catalog), 02134 (zoom, an old children's show).
For theses cities, LA, Chicago, Boston, iPhone is available. Then I looked up some other zip codes: Dallas, Miami, St. Louis, Philadelphia, San Francisco. All those cities are ok. Then I started putting in more NYC zip codes: midtown, Staten Island, the Bronx...no iPhone available.
This is weird...AT&T has cut off New York City.))
Now, you would think AT&T would solve their issues with one of their biggest markets in the US, but nope. Many people feel they're trying to slow down the congestion of their crowded network by slowing down their sells online.
The best part of this story is the spin AT&T has put on the story.
(("We periodically modify our promotions and distribution channels. The iPhone is available in our New York retail stores and those of our partners," ))
Yet, that doesn't answer the question as to why you cut off online selling of the product.
Maybe Verizon needs to make new ads attacking this fault in AT&T's logic...