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Operation Chokehold: Bringing AT&T to its knees

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From the article:

Subject: Operation Chokehold
On Friday, December 18, at noon Pacific time, we will attempt to overwhelm the AT&T data network and bring it to its knees. The goal is to have every iPhone user (or as many as we can) turn on a data intensive app and run that app for one solid hour. Send the message to AT&T that we are sick of their substandard network and sick of their abusive comments. THe idea is we’ll create a digital flash mob. We’re calling it in Operation Chokehold. Join us and speak truth to power!


Editorial Comments:

This is sweeter music to my ears than Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Sweet Home Alabama.  For all of you AT&T haters like myself, we can declare victory.  What is even funnier about this is that these actions are all perfectly legal under the terms and conditions of service.  Everyone is going to use their iPhones as they were intended.  Looks like Ralph de la Vega is going to pay dearly for his threats of ending the unlimited data plans instead of doing big things like: upgrading their crappy network.  I feel like dancing an Irish jig.  Payback is sweet, sweet music to the company that was complicit in tearing the fourth amendment into shreds along with the Bushie machine.   If this is not power to return to the consumer, I do not know what is.  Smile, AT&T, you have just been punked!

henryhunter Posted by on December 16, 2009. Filed under Crime - Punishment,Opinon and Editorials by Matt Schwartz,Science and Tech,Tech Reviews,Telecommunications,US Criminal Justice,WorldNewsVine. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

2 Responses to Operation Chokehold: Bringing AT&T to its knees

  1. Budha Rocks!!!

    December 16, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    Keep dreaming, whoever thought this up must have gotten a hold of some of that Marijuana that does cause brain damage — a bunch of iPods taking down the network? This sounds like something thought up by my 8 year old niece

  2. Bob

    December 16, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    I hope no one is naive enough to think that Sprint has the better 3G network? I have worked for Sprint and trust me, even their in-house backbone sucks (which obviously is a portion of the wireless)

    In fact what was funnier, as a contractor I listened to Sprint employees complaining about their own crappy network since some change or something happened I don’t remember what it was, but it is really bad

    I even kept my AT&T cell service while working for them during that iDEN upgrade rip-off that just about cost Sprint every customer they ever had… I would call an engineer at a MTSO call them back 4 minutes later and would get the infamous “Please Hold While The Nextel Subscriber is located” the guy relocated himself from what, the bathroom in the MTSO back to his desk 100 feet away and their equipment could not track him….

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