On Friday, June 29, at about 6:15pm, Paul R. Cavanaugh purchased an Apple iPhone at an AT&T store in Daytona Beach, Florida. It was the second iPhone sold in the store, and was to be a wedding present for Cavanaugh's University of Maryland roommate George Friedman. Friedman was to get married on Sunday in Wausau, Wisconsin, where he will soon start working as a pharmacist.
After making the purchase, Cavanaugh viewed the AT&T website from a PC in the store, and was shocked to learn that there was no AT&T coverage in the area.
He immediately returned it for a refund, less than five minutes after the purchase.