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AT&T Suspends Online Sales of iPhones in NYC

AT&T has stopped selling iPhones to New Yorkers from its Web site, for unclear reasons.

The company hasn't explained the suspension, which started a few days ago. It said Monday that it periodically "modifies" its distribution channels.

On AT&T Inc.'s Web site, buyers who supply New York City ZIP codes are told to "Please shop for another phone."

AT&T has acknowledged that its data network is overburdened with iPhone users in New York and San Francisco, sparking online speculation that the sales suspension is a means of managing traffic.

However, because the phones are still available in New York retail stores and from Apple Inc.'s Web site, the ban could instead be a way to curb fraudsters who buy phones and sell them on, reneging on the service contracts.

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