AT&T is disputing a post on BGR that its managers are telling store reps to steet customers looking for iPhones towards competing devices on Android and Windows Phone. I don't know if AT&T is necessarily the ones doing it but I reckon Apple's competitors might provide incentives for them to do that while AT&T turns a blind eye.
No one would put it past AT&T and its Apple's competitors to employ such tactics. There's nothing wrong with that by the way. However, you can just feel the intense feelings and regrets coming from AT&T for giving Apple so much power over its customers back in 2007 when the iPhone first came out.
Seriously, otherwise, why would AT&T put so much money in trying to help sell the Lumia devices from Microsoft and Nokia?
Anyway, AT&T disputed the assertion but it doesn't say that its competitors are not behind it. In the long run, it is hurting only itself and its customers.