Recently, the Fake Steve Jobs blog proposed AT&T customers engage in “Operation Chokehold” to attempt to send AT&T a clear message since AT&T is threatening to end the unlimited data plan for iPhone user who actually use it (a lot).
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 seems to blame their lackluster network performance on these iPhone users who are using what they are paying a premium to have.
Naturally AT&T, in its inimitable style of making bad become worse, responds stupidly.
Cult of Mac reached out to AT&T for comment on the proposed action, and the wireless carrier unsurprisingly noted that it was unimpressed with the tactic, calling it ‘totally irresponsible’.
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.”
This isn’t about a blog. This is about a company with some serious issues.
Apparently, a lot of people despise AT&T. I just don’t think they get the whole customer service thing. They only seem to want “reach out, reach out and” (remember that tune from the giant monopoly?) take more money from their customers so they can pay some PR firm to attempt to make everyone thank them for doing it.