The paper quotes AT&T Wireless spokesman Mark Siegel, "who points to another contract clause, which says users must live in a community that receives direct service. The company has canceled the contracts of 'a very small percentage' of its 63.7 million subscribers, Siegel said, declining to provide figures. People who live in places where AT&T offers no service, such as Vermont, should not buy an iPhone, he said. 'Just by doing that you're violating the terms of the agreement,' Siegel said. 'We will spot that very quickly and most likely would terminate that person's service. I'm sure these are really nice folks, but I don't know what else to tell you."
Somebody at AT&T is not thinking straight. Surely there's a way to charge these "really nice folks" for the service they want. What's the matter, grumpuses? Afraid they're going to rack up more 300-page phone bills?
If that's the reason, I don't get it. Because charging for out-of-network service looks pretty lucrative to me.