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Will You Join Operation Chokehold?

uprising By David Ponce

If you’re AT&T, chances are you’re like a bunch of other AT&T customers: unhappy. But instead of doing nothing about it, some people are organizing a grassroots uprising called “Operation Chokehold”. Maily spearheaded by Newsweek reporter Dan Lyons of Fake Steve Jobs fame, the so-called operation is a digital revolt of sorts that aims to overwhelm AT&T’s network with simultaneous data usage. Writes Fake Steve:

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!

As Mashable points out, we’re not too sure this will accomplish anything nor whether enough people will participate to make a difference. We’re also wondering just how douchey this could be for other AT&T users who’re just peachy with their service. But there you have it.

What will you do?

[ Operation Chokehold ] VIA [ Mashable ]








  • msisaac

    This is just dumb. How is this going to hurt AT&T? The only people who will be affected are the people who just want to check their email or do some surfing. I'm not one to support AT&T, but this isn't the way to get back at AT&T. The way to get back at them is to cancel your service and switch providers. Hit them in their wallet.

  • http://x24.x24garcia.com/ x24

    A lot will be like, “hey I tried to join the choking thing but I was outside the blue area in the map…”

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Ruhlin/6203280 Mike Ruhlin

    I wasn't aware that bringing down AT&T's network required any sort of organized effort.

  • mcman

    AT& Who?

  • Jessicat

    I loved AT&T and then they got bought by Cingular and I went to T-mobile, it's alright and the customer service is awesome. So I say if you don't like AT&T leave the company. It will hurt more to not have your dollar then you slowing down the network for other users.

  • Grangoire

    No, I will not join.
    This won't force AT&T to spend millions to upgrade their networks, it'll just give them a reason to remove the 'unlimited data' feature from the iPhone plan for the next version's contracts, and start charging per Mb past a set monthly limit.

  • Jessicat

    I loved AT&T and then they got bought by Cingular and I went to T-mobile, it's alright and the customer service is awesome. So I say if you don't like AT&T leave the company. It will hurt more to not have your dollar then you slowing down the network for other users.

  • Grangoire

    No, I will not join.
    This won't force AT&T to spend millions to upgrade their networks, it'll just give them a reason to remove the 'unlimited data' feature from the iPhone plan for the next version's contracts, and start charging per Mb past a set monthly limit.