Looks like yesterday’s NYT article in this context might have been a bit imprecise…
“AT&T hasn’t shown any real signs of stress due to the iPhone,” said Mr. Harker. “We haven’t seen any hit that would correlate with the introduction of the 3G phone.”
However, Mr. Harker did note that Los Angeles and Manhattan were the carriers’ worst-performing markets. “The end-user experience might be very different in various markets,” he said.
Which is why iPhone owners living in Minnesota or Virginia may not be emitting their own howls of protest about the service — which several of our readers wrote in to me to address.