AT&Ts iPhone Wont Connect at CES

Consumer Electronics Show (CES)—AT&T Inc.(T) can’t catch a break. The Washington Post reported numerous iPhone connectivity problems at this week’s event in Las Vegas, citing “many faces and expressions of frustration.”

One B2B writer said she spent 15 minutes trying to refresh her e-mail on her iPhone Friday afternoon.

“This is the thing that kills me. Here we are with the technology of the future and I can’t even use my phone,” she told the Washington Post.

Another attendee, Jason Oxman, a senior exec at the Consumer Electronics Association, was trying to tweet about a question the Post posed to national CTO Aneesh Chopra about spectrum shortages and boosting wireless networks. But the tweet wouldn’t go through.

Verizon Wireless, meanwhile, got to boast about its capacity, which the company’s CTO said stays above demand “at any given point in time.”

The week’s iPhone woes at CES only add to AT&T’s troubles. The service provider has come under heavy fire from subscribers in New York and San Francisco for failing to provide networks that accommodate their data consumption.


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