Will You Be Participating In Fake Steve’s “Operation Chokehold?”
Late last week Fake Steve Jobs asked all U.S. iPhone users to take a stand against AT&T’s proposed solution for improving their network quality by bringing it to its knees. The plan — dubbed Operation Chokehold — calls for every AT&T iPhone user to simultaneously use a data-intensive application for one hour on Friday to teach AT&T a lesson.
Upon hearing about FSJ’s plan, our friends over at Cult Of Mac contacted an AT&T rep, who described the protest as “totally irresponsible.”
So my question to you all is, will you be participating in Operation Chokehold?
Fake Steve’s Plan
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!
AT&T’s reply to Cult Of Mac
We understand that fakesteve.net is primarily a satirical forum, but there is nothing amusing about advocating that customers attempt to deliberately degrade service on a network that provides critical communications services for more than 80 million customers. We know that the vast majority of customers will see this action for what it is: an irresponsible and pointless scheme to draw attention to a blog.